Women Faculty Networking

The Women Faculty Networking Group is open to all faculty and instructors, regardless of gender, across all lines. OFDD solicits topics and speakers of interest from all those interested in learning about and promoting the professional success of women in the field of medicine. The Women Faculty Networking Group comes together for lunch on the first Wednesday of each month, with 25-40 attendees at each session.


Faculty Salary Equity and Transparency Recommendations

The School of Medicine’s Women Faculty Network held a discussion following a University-wide panel on Faculty Salary Equity and Transparency on March 10, 2021. The discussion centered on several major themes and a series of recommendations emerged, which are outlined in this document. The goal of this document is to increase transparency around compensation processes. The recommendations are currently undergoing discussion and consideration by relevant stakeholders and leaders.

Additional resources for faculty salary equity and transparency

Access information and news on faculty compensation as well as external reports and resources curated by the Stanford University Office of Faculty Development, Diversity and Engagement.

Professional Development

All faculty members are encouraged to participate in OFDD’s professional development workshops and leadership programs throughout the year.    

A History of Women at Stanford Medicine

If a women wanted to become a doctor in California in the late 1800s, Stanford’s medical school was one of the few she could attend. See this article from Fall 2000 on the history of women at Stanford Medicine.

Steering committee

Elan Burton, MD
Clinical Associate Professor, Cardiothoracic Surgery
Stephanie Harman, MD
Clinical Associate Professor, Medicine
Nishita Kothary, MD
Professor, Radiology
Daryl Oakes, MD
Clinical Professor, Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine
Lisa Rogo-Gupta, MD
Professor of Pediatrics (Rheumatology), Emerita
Christy Sandborg, MD
Professor of Pediatrics (Rheumatology), Emerita
Sara Singer, PhD
Professor, Medicine and, by courtesy, of Organizational Behavior, GSB
Hannah Valantine, MD, MRCP, MBBS
Professor, Medicine
Nancy E. Wang, MD
Professor, Emergency Medicine and, by courtesy, of Pediatrics

Contact OFDD

To RSVP for a future lunch or if you have any further questions:

Women in Medicine Series

Words of wisdom for women in global health.

Diversity in Academic Medicine: Gender and Sexual Minority Equity

A presentation from Leslee L. Subak, MD, Chair, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Stanford Women on Boards Initiative

Dear alumni-

Are you a graduate of Stanford who is currently serving on a board or has previous board experience (corporate, public sector, or non-profit)? If so, you qualify for membership in the Stanford Women on Boards Initiative!  

The Stanford Women on Boards Initiative (SWB) is committed to increasing the representation of Stanford alumnae on corporate and fiduciary boards, increasing their readiness for board service, and further developing the capabilities and influence of Stanford women already on boards. 

Stanford non-discrimination policy

Consistent with its obligations under the law, Stanford prohibits unlawful discrimination on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, marital status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law in the administration of the University's programs and activities; Stanford also prohibits unlawful harassment including sexual harassment and sexual violence. 

Stanford developed a new sexual harassment/assault policy and pilot procedures in response to federal Title IX regulations. Stanford’s SHARE Title IX Office wants to make sure you are aware of these changes, the resources at Stanford, and where you can access more information should you need it.

They also invite you to view a brief video introducing the SHARE Title IX Office and other resources on campus, including confidential resources.