Women’s Leadership Program

The Women’s Leadership Program (WLP) is a longitudinal program for women faculty on the Boston University Medical Campus (BUMC) who are interested in pursuing leadership in academic medicine. The program uses self-assessment and reflection, seminars, and experiential learning to provide faculty with the tools necessary to navigate a successful career in academic medicine. Through peer and senior mentorship, this program will help participants foster leadership skills that will enable them to positively affect change from where they stand.

Program DirectorsEmelia J. Benjamin, MD, ScM, and Alyssa M. DiNicola, BA.

2024-25 Applications are now open from April 1st to May 20th, 2024.

You cannot save your application once you have started it, so please prepare your answers in advance. A Word version of the application is available here.

Apply Here

Learning Objectives:
  • Develop skills to learn how to identify one’s own strengths and weaknesses
  • Develop skills to effectively lead as a woman in the workplace
  • Learn how to effectively mentor and coach others, especially women

Target Participants:

BUMC women faculty members in leadership roles (e.g. Clinic Director, Associate Program Director, PI of a lab)

  • Meet with a peer mentor in between sessions to practice peer coaching
  • Meet with an institutional leader
  • Attend 8 out of 10 sessions, all sessions are 2 hours long and take place from October to May on Wednesday afternoons from 3-5 pm, approximately every two to three weeks in person.
FY25 Dates:
    • October 9th, 2024
    • October 30th, 2024
    • November 20th, 2024
    • December 11th, 2024
    • January 8th, 2025
    • January 29th, 2025
    • February 26th, 2025
    • March 26th, 2025
    • April 16th, 2025
    • May 14th, 2025

    BU intends that its facilities, programming and academic offerings will be accessible, inclusive and diverse. Your experience in this event is important to us. If you require communication access services for the deaf or hard of hearing, or require an accommodation for another reason, please contact bumcfdd@bu.edu to discuss your needs. Please see Event Accessibility for details on accommodations.

    For more information about the WLP, please contact us at bumcfdd@bu.edu.