Office of Faculty Development and Diversity

Women Faculty Networking Group

Women faculty network group is on facebook

The Women Faculty Networking Group has also formed a Facebook group. For more information about this group and future networking lunches, please contact Lydia Espinosa at 724-0239.

In November, 2007 the Women Faculty Networking Group was designed to bring together women faculty in an informal setting, to become acquainted with each other and discuss topics of common interest. This group has been opened to all women faculty and instructors, including clinician educators. A survey was conducted to get an idea as to what their key interests or concerns are and most wanted more information on particular topics, such as; child care, work-life balance, career development, leadership workshops, mentoring, etc.

With that information, the Office of Faculty Development and Diversity has now expanded the concept of networking to develop a more strategic approach
that will enhance faculty career advancement through informal networks. We’ve welcomed women faculty to suggest senior faculty (Stanford and outside) to invite, whom they believe would help them become included into national networks (in your field) that are important for advancing their career.

Networking as a strategic initiative for institutional transformation has been used by one of the NSF funded ADVANCE programs for institutional transformation. We have implemented a process where we simply have the suggested leader come and have lunch with us and discuss issues related to her/his academic life.

To date, our previous speakers have been:

08/04/10 Ann Weinacker, Associate Professor, PCCM
07/07/10 Londa Schiebinger, Professor of History of Science
04/07/10 Shelley Correll, Associate Professor, Sociology
03/03/10 Hannah Valantine, Professor of Medicine, Sr. Assoc. Dean,
Faculty Satisfaction
10/22/09 Webinar - Projecting Confidence and Credibility
10/14/09 Springboard Enterprise, panel of 5 women entrepreneurs to
speak about Bold Women..Transforming Big Ideas
08/05/09 Teresa Rasco, Director, Worklife Office
07/01/09 Pat Jones, Professor of Biology, Vice Provost for Faculty
Development and Diversity
04/01/09 Carol Dweck, Professor of Psychology
12/03/08 Rick Reis, Professor, "ALLIANCING"- New Way to Look at
Academic Networking
11/05/08 Jeanne Heschel, Funding Opportunity Administrator

The Women Faculty Networking Group meets on the first Wednesday of the month from 12-1:30pm at the Bing Dining Hall (3rd floor hospital). We've also formed a Facebook group. For more information about this group and future networking lunches, please contact Lydia Espinosa at (650) 724-0239.

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