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.

Speakers for the 2020-2021 Academic Year


  • Barb Hardy
  • Chief, Diversity, Inclusion & Health Equity Officer, Stanford Health Care


  • Fernando Mendoza
  • Associate Dean of Minority Advising and Programs and Professor of Pediatrics (General Pediatrics) at the Lucile Salter Packard Children's Hospital, Emeritus
  • Register for event



  • Sara Singer
  • Professor of Medicine (General Medical Disciplines) and, by courtesy, of Organizational Behavior at the Graduate School of Business
  • Register for event


  • Iris Gibbs
  • Professor of Radiation Oncology (Radiation Therapy) and, by courtesy, of Neurosurgery at the Stanford University Medical Center
  • Register for event



  • Condoleezza Rice
  • Denning Professor in Global Business and the Economy, Thomas and Barbara Stephenson Senior Fellow on Public Policy at Hoover, Professor of Political Science and Senior Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies
  • Register for event




  • Eleni Linos
  • Professor of Dermatology at the Stanford University Medical Center and, by courtesy, of Health Research and Policy (Epidemiology)
  • Register for event


Contact OFDD

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

Professional Development

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

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. 

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.

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.


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