About us

Established in 1988 and housed within the CDI, the Office for Women’s Careers (OWC) is a collaborative yet unique entity that serves to support women faculty with professional and leadership development as well as advance the work of gender equity in our institution and in academic medicine. 

OWC Leadership

Faculty Director, Office for Women's Careers
Chief, Division of Women's Health, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital
Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
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The OWC’s programs support, inform and educate women faculty on the following four foci:

  • Leadership and skill development
  • Advocacy for gender equity
  • Creating a community for female faculty
  • Work-life integration 

Women's leadership program (WLP)

The Women’s Leadership Program (WLP) is designed for women faculty who would like to engage in a structured learning experience to enhance their personal and professional growth. Each of six monthly sessions is a highly interactive, case-based discussion. The program models a collaborative learning environment for participants to learn essential skills to prepare them for leadership roles within the organization. 

Women in medicine & science symposium (WMSS)

WMSS highlights the achievements of women faculty and trainees at BWH. The program focuses on collaborations across various disciplines including basic, clinical and translational research, clinical innovation and medical education – with the goal of celebrating the outstanding work of our women faculty and building community. 

Family Care Travel Award

The Office for Women’s Careers, with the support of the Brigham and Women’s Physician’s Organization and the Biomedical Research Institute, is pleased to announce the Family Care Travel Award to assist faculty who are caring for a dependent family member at home. The Award will provide financial support to defray some of the costs of traveling with dependents, or extra care at home, while traveling for professional meetings critical to promoting the advancement of early career scholars with familial obligations. For more information and to apply, click here. 

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