Women in Medicine Initiative
The Department of Medicine's Women in Medicine Initiative (WIMI) seeks to support women through community, leadership development, allyship, education and research.
Women in medicine have unique needs and leadership opportunities, and WIMI programming reflects this effort. Current initiatives include Mentor-Mentee pairs, Professional Development Pods, Women in Medicine Grand Rounds, and community and well-being events. Involvement from our diverse group of stakeholders is encouraged.
This objectives of this initiative are to:
- Help the mentee figure out how to move forward on career goals within the institution
- Identify key thought leaders in an area of interest within the institution and how to network
- Help the mentee navigate difficult or challenging interactions
- Serve as sponsor for certain activities in the medical center and beyond, if applicable
- Serve as a professional development advocate
Professional Development Pods
Named after pioneering women in medicine, the nine professional development pods are comprised of a pod leader and approximately 20 women faculty who meet monthly to build connections and discuss various professional development topics.
Due to evolving expectations of their contributions at home and at work, the risk of losing talented women in medicine has never been greater. Donations to the WIMI fund supports initiatives that help retain these women, including, but not limited to, educational events, visiting professorships, evidence-based research, leadership development programming, and community building. Give here