Events and Programs for Women

The Office of Women's Careers offers seminars, panel discussions, and interactive workshops to empower women and promote professional development. We are planning in-house leadership training and will also sponsor individuals for external career development training targeted at women in academia. We offer individual consultations and strategic career planning advice. Many of these activities will be developed in conjunction with Faculty Diversity & Development (FDD).

Promotion and Tenure

The Office of Women’s Careers and the Office of Faculty Diversity and Development work in collaboration with the Southwestern Medical School Promotion and Tenure Committee to ensure that faculty members understand the academic advancement timeline and criteria for each distinct academic rank and track as it relates to the promotion and tenure process. For more details, visit the Office of Faculty Diversity & Development's Promotion and Tenure page.

These workshops were offered for 2013-2014:

Demystifying the Promotion & Tenure Process

Thursday, September 19, 2013
Noon1 p.m.
D1.602 Lecture Hall
Clinical Scholar Track

Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Noon1 p.m.
D1.602 Lecture Hall
Tenure-Accruing Track

Wednesday, November 6, 2013
Noon1 p.m.
ND13.218 Auditorium

Clinician-Educator Track

Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Noon1 p.m.
D1.602 Lecture Hall
Research Track

Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Noon–1 p.m.
NL3.120 Auditorium

The 2014-2015 schedule will be released in the summer of 2014.

Mentoring Series for Female Graduate Students and Postdocs

OWC and the Women in Science and Medicine Advisory Committee (WISMAC) co-sponsor a monthly lunch series to connect trainees with female faculty role models. The speakers share personal stories about their career paths, and provide insight on a broad range of topics such as career trajectories, transitioning from postdoc to independent investigator, and balancing family and career.

Women Faculty Networking Lunches

Join us! The Office of Women's Careers is pleased to announce our 2014 Women Faculty Networking Group Lunches. During these lunches, women faculty will hold informal networking discussions to become better acquainted and share their experiences. Please drop by if you can, pay for your own lunch, and join us for lively discussions. The Networking Group Lunches are held from noon to 1 p.m. in the Faculty Club.

Dates and Organizers

Thursday, February 27, 2014
Melanie Cobb, Ph.D.
Cynthia Rutherford, M.D.
Thursday, June 19, 2014
Pranavi Sreeramoju, M.D.
Thursday, March 13, 2014
Naomi Winick, M.D. 
Helen Yin, Ph.D. 
Thursday, October 16, 2014
Tracy Greer, Ph.D.
Jane Johnson, Ph.D.
Thursday, April 17, 2014
Deborah Clegg, Ph.D. 
Sharon Reimold, M.D. 
Thursday, November 13, 2014
Elisabeth Martinez, Ph.D.
Thursday, May 8, 2014
Karen Pawlowski, Ph.D. 
Ann Spangler, M.D. 
Thursday, December 11, 2014

Junior Faculty Leadership Emerging in Academic Departments (LEAD) for Physicians and Scientists

The Office of Women’s Careers, the Office of Faculty Diversity & Development and the Human Resources Organization Development and Training program are soliciting applications for the 2014 LEAD Faculty Leadership Program for both women and men.  

Other Planned Activities

OWC, in conjunction with FDD, will offer a series of presentations and workshops to increase career and leadership skills. These events will provide our faculty with the tools and skill sets to develop their potential as academic leaders through educational empowerment. Related information is now available to current faculty in the Faculty Corner on MyUTSW.

National Executive Career Development Training Opportunities for Women

The OWC sponsors attendance of women faculty at several national professional development seminars, subject to the availability of funds. 

AAMC Early Career Women Faculty Professional Development Seminar 

The AAMC Early Career Women Faculty Professional Development Seminar is a three-and-a-half-day program designed for women at the Assistant Professor level. Candidates could be physicians or Ph.D. scientists who are considering leadership positions within their disciplines, departments, or institutions. This seminar will be held July 12-15, 2014 in Englewood, Colorado.

 AAMC Mid-Career Women Faculty Professional Development Seminar

The AAMC Mid-Career Women Faculty Professional Development Seminar is a three and a half-day program designed for women physicians or Ph.D. scientists at the Associate Professor level. They should be holding leadership positions within their discipline, department, or institution. This seminar will be held December 6-9, 2014 in Austin, Texas.

  • 2011 UTSW Attendee: Margaret Schwarz, M.D.

Hedwig van Ameringen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine® Program

The Hedwig van Ameringen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine® Program (ELAM) prepares senior women faculty at schools of medicine, dentistry, and public health to effect sustained positive change as institutional leaders. ELAM offers an intensive year-long program of executive education, personal leadership assessments/coaching, networking, and mentoring activities.