Annual Women in Medicine and Science (WIMS) Conference

Evidence shows, that women faculty may be underutilized as leaders nationally within academic medicine. We are committed to advancing women in medicine and science at IUSM, and are pleased to provide this workshop to support women faculty members in their career development.

Held each fall, the IUSM Women in Medicine and Science (WIMS) conference provides a collegial and professional environment for faculty, residents and fellows, students, and staff to discuss career advancement, particularly issues of interest to women.

Our overall goal is for every faculty member to be a success story.

By the end of the conference, we hope participants will have:

  • Increased knowledge of the context of women in the academy, specifically in medicine and science nationally and locally
  • Increased knowledge of the barriers of women’s full participation at leadership levels
  • Increased individual leadership and self-management skills to improve the overall advancement of women faculty
  • Increased networking opportunities such as round table and panel discussions

Past Conferences


Making Your Life Work
Keynote: Ellen Ernst Kossek, PhD, Basil S. Turner Professor of Management at Purdue University’s Krannert School of Management and the Inaugural Research Director of the Susan Bulkeley Butler Center for Leadership Excellence


Creating your Personal Board of Directors: Making Your Network Work!
Keynote: Susan Butler, CEO of the SSB Institute for the Development of Women Leaders


The Art of Self Promotion
Keynote: Jennifer Lawless, PhD, Associate Professor of Government and Director of the Women & Politics
Institute at American University
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Strategic Priorities: Thriving in Work and Life
Keynote: Diane Halpern, PhD, Professor of Psychology at Claremont McKenna College


Ask for It: Negotiation Training for Women
Keynote: Sarah Laschever, MA, award-winning author of Ask for It! How Women Can Use the Power of Negotiation to Get What They Really Want


Through the Labyrinth:  The Truth About How Women Become Leaders
Keynote: Alice Eagly, PhD., Professor of Social Psychology, Northwestern University