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 & Development work in collaboration with the UT 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 track-specific workshops will be offered in 2014–2015:

EventDate & TimeLocation
Demystifying the Promotion and Tenure Process  Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Noon–1 p.m.
D1.602 Lecture Hall
Clinical Scholar Track Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014
Noon–1 p.m.
D1.602 Lecture Hall
Tenure-Accruing Track Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014
Noon–1 p.m.
ND13.218 Auditorium
Clinician-Educator Track Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015
Noon–1 p.m.
D1.602 Lecture Hall
Research Track Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015
Noon–1 p.m.
NL3.120 Auditorium

Housestaff Emerging Academy of Leaders (HEAL) for Women

The Office of Women’s Careers has launched the Housestaff Emerging Academy of Leaders (HEAL) for Women series. The Office of Faculty Diversity & Development began the HEAL series in 2013, and the first two programs in this series are targeted to African Americans and Hispanics of both genders. 

As a pilot, OWC partnered with the Women in Internal Medicine Group to offer a “speed mentoring” event in May 2014. This was very well received, so OWC will offer two HEAL for Women in Internal Medicine, as well as two HEAL for Women workshops for women residents and clinical fellows in all clinical departments. Faculty sponsors will facilitate the discussions.

Fall and Spring Sessions

  • Wednesday, September 17, 2014 – in collaboration with Internal Medicine
    Topic: Negotiations
    Attendance is limited to women in Internal Medicine.
    RSVP by Sept. 10, 2014 
  • Tuesday, November 4, 2014 (all women are welcome)
    Topic: Negotiations
  • Thursday, February 19, 2015  in collaboration with Internal Medicine
    Topic: Communicating with Impact!
    Attendance is limited to women in Internal Medicine.
  • Tuesday, April 7, 2015 (all women are welcome)
    Topic: Communicating with Impact!

Students Emerging Academy of Leaders (SEALs)

In collaboration with MSTP and MoDTS students, the Office of Women’s Careers and the Office of Faculty Diversity & Development offer a 4-moduled workshop designed to help MSTP and MoDTS students develop their leadership, communication, negotiation, and mentoring skills.

Led by a facilitator, each session highlights a particular skill in a two-hour interactive session including formal presentations and small group activities. To learn more, please visit the SEALs website.

Modules and Dates

ModuleDateFacilitator
Personal Leadership August 19, 2014 Helen Yin, Ph.D.
Communication with Impact October 9, 2014 Christina Ahn, Ph.D.
Negotiation February 3, 2015 Natalie Lundsteen, Ph.D.
Mentoring April 23, 2015 Helen Yin, Ph.D.

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 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.
TBD 
Thursday, May 8, 2014
Karen Pawlowski, Ph.D. 
Ann Spangler, M.D. 
Thursday, December 11, 2014
TBD 

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 Human Resources' Organizational Development and Training group are soliciting applications for the 2015 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 yearlong program of executive education, personal leadership assessments/coaching, networking, and mentoring activities.