AMWA Partners with She Leads Healthcare and Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM) in a Campaign to Promote Gender Equity in Medicine
Top level leaders in academic medicine such as deans, chairs, chancellors, and C-suite executives, are committing to this pledge as part of the Her Time Is Now Campaign. If you are a leader in healthcare (all leaders welcome to sign), and you want to sign the pledge, please click here or visit bit.ly/deanandchairpledge or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Dean and Chair Pledge to Advance Gender Equity:
Since I am committed to equitable support and career advancement for all students, trainees, and faculty–beginning in 2021 and going forward, I will focus financial and other support to medical societies that…
- Provide leaders at my institution and all members of the society with an annual report containing a detailed analysis of metrics for the society’s inclusion of women and diverse students, trainees, and faculty;
- Hire and promote qualified women and diverse executives, leaders, staff, and consultants; and,
- Ensure the journal(s) they are associated with have a diverse editorial board with gender equity at all levels.
Many leaders have committed to the pledge and more are doing so each day. They are from (this is not a complete list): Harvard Medical School, Chicago Medical School, Yale School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic, University of Massachusetts Medical School, University of California at Davis, University of California at Los Angeles, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, and University of Nebraska Medical Center.
The Her Time Is Now Campaign was developed by Julie K. Silver, MD. Dr. Silver is an Associate Professor and Associate Chair in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Harvard Medical School. She is the director of the Harvard Medical School women’s leadership course titled Career Advancement and Leadership Skills for Women in Healthcare. Campaign partners include the American Medical Women’s Association (AMWA) and Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM), a core program of Drexel University College of Medicine.