Women in Leadership Committee

About WIL

The mission of the NAN Women in Leadership (WIL) Committee is to educate,encourage, and mentor female neuropsychologists to become leaders within NAN and in the field. Our sponsored conference events are designed to provide an opportunity for casual networking in a fun and positive environment.


WIL strongly encourages women to become involved in NAN committees and to seek leadership positions within NAN. Volunteering to serve on a committee is an excellent way to gain experience, meet other NAN members, network, and pave the way for eventual leadership positions. WIL encourages women, men, and transgendered individuals to apply to join the committee. Information about NAN committees and the description of each committee is located here. Be sure to indicate your interest in joining a committee when you renew your membership dues or in your member profile.

Nominations for Fellow are solicited at the beginning of each year. WIL would like to encourage NAN members, and especially women, to apply for fellow status in NAN. Women in particular are often reluctant to nominate themselves, but we want to encourage you to do so. Please nominate yourself or someone in the field who has made significant contributions to the field of neuropsychology by clinical excellence, teaching, research contributions, and/or service. Attaining fellow status is an excellent way to demonstrate your leadership and commitment to the advancement of neuropsychology. Click here for a list of current NAN Fellows.

Scholarships

Edith Kaplan Scholarship

Started with seed money by Ms. Ann Richardson and Dr. Ron Ruff, the scholarship was established to fund 3-4 students each year to attend activities sponsored by WIL at the Annual Conference. Edith Kaplan’s family has given their wholehearted endorsement of naming this scholarship fund in memory of Dr. Kaplan. Rachel Kaplan said that students were her grandmother’s passion and she and her father know that she would have been delighted to help support students attend WIL events. 

Each year, students in NAN are invited by WIL to write an essay – each year there is a new theme – which involves reflecting upon the nature of leadership.  The essays are judged by a subcommittee, and winners are selected to receive an Edith Kaplan Scholarship. The scholarship consists of free registration for the WIL Networking Event and funds to defray travel expenses to the Conference. 

Tenth Annual Edith Kaplan Scholarship Award

The Women in Leadership (WIL) Committee is pleased to announce the Tenth Annual Edith Kaplan Scholarship Award.

WHO: All student members (post-graduate, graduate, or undergraduate) who have not previously received this scholarship are eligible to apply for the 2019 WIL Edith Kaplan Scholarship. Applications from both women and men are welcomed and encouraged. Recipients are expected to assist with the registration desk at the WIL Networking Event at the annual conference in San Diego. Scholarship recipients will receive: 

1. Free registration for the WIL Networking Event. 
2. $450 to defray travel expenses. 

WHAT: In order to apply, please submit a 500 word (min) to 1000 word (max) essay on the following topic:
Despite academic success, promotions, and outstanding accomplishments, high achieving people often find themselves struggling with a nagging feeling that they will be ‘found out’ or unmasked as a fraud. Imposter syndrome is the internal suspicion that one’s success is a matter of luck, timing, charm, or accident. Those that suffer from this nagging voice often feel as though they have somehow managed to slip through the cracks undetected and that it is just a matter of time before other people discover they don’t belong. Imposter syndrome affects us all at one point or another, and has historically held women back from growth in the work place. How has this affected you and what have you done to work through this experience?

WHEN: Please send your essay to NANWIL@nanonline.org no later than 5:00 p.m. EST on July 31, 2019. 

 

2018

Bryanna Bruger, Cole Hague, Jack Lennon, Jessica Watson

2017

Raquel Kirmse, Madison Niermeyer, Sarah Schubmehl, Emily Smith

2016

Haley Bednarz, Patricia Garcia, Elizabeth Miceli, Ramya Rangamannar

2015

Erica Kaplan,AmandaRach, Denise Vagt, Jennifer Yuan

2014

Tamar Gefen, Morgan Glusman

2013

Ashley Curiel, Kathryn Dunham, Nick Bott, Kamini Krishnan

2012

Katie Eichstaedt, Maia Feigon, Natanya Hochsztein, Chelsea Morse

2011

Maria Grosch, Kate Higgins, Colette Seter, Sommer Thorgusen

2010

Joanna Arguello, Andrea Byrne, Jessica Mackelprang, Jaquelyn Marcinak


WIL Educational Fund 

The WIL Educational Fund was started with seed money from Dr. Rosemarie Scolaro Moser with a challenge to others to match her contribution. The Educational Fund is used to defray the costs of obtaining prominent speakers for WIL Events and/or assist with their travel expenses.
 
If you would like to contribute to either the Kaplan Scholarship or Educational WIL funds, please click here to download and complete the form and return it to the NAN Office. WIL would like to express our gratitude to those who have already contributed to these two funds. The generosity and support of NAN members has been very heartwarming and we are very grateful. Such support will enable us to continue our mission of educating, encouraging, and mentoring female neuropsychologists to become leaders within NAN and in the field. 

WIL Mentor Tribute

Do you want to give back to the mentor or supervisor who has given you extraordinary training, guidance, support, or inspiration? The Women in Leadership Committee (WIL) is committed to the recognition of exceptional educators, male or female, who have provided a special contribution to the development of trainees and practicing neuropsychologists.  WIL will recognize your honored mentor at our annual event at the NAN Conference. Please complete the nomination form, with your $100 donation, and include contact information for your mentor. Tell us, in a sentence or two, the impact this individual made on your professional development. Donations will be evenly divided between the WIL Kaplan Scholarship Fund and the WIL Educational Fund. Your mentor will receive a certificate indicating that you have made a donation in her or his honor and recognizing him/her as an honored mentor. Recognition can be made by an individual or by a group. Please note that this is not a tax-deductible donation.

Suggested Resources and Readings

Women and advancement in neuropsychology: real-life lessons learned by Robin C. Hilsabeck, Ph.D. and Eileen M. Martin, Ph.D. The article is available online here.

Women in Neuropsychology (WIN), Division 40 Listserv

A listserv dedicated to issues of interest to female neuropsychologists, including leadership, education, and equityMore Info

Mentoring Website for Neuroscientists

Website on Responsible Mentoring

Leadership/Negotiating/Professional Skills

  • Hardball for Women by Pat Heim and Susan K. Golant
  • Women Don’t Ask: Negotiation and Gender Divide by Linda Babcock and Sara Laschever
  • Play Like a Man, Win Like a Woman by Gail Evans
  • Surviving and Thriving Resource Guide for Women by APA
  • A Handbook for Women Mentors: Transcending barriers of stereotype, race, and ethnicity, Carol A. Rayburn
  • The Survival Bible for Women in Medicine, Kathryn Ko
  • The Woman Scientist: Meeting the Challenges for a Successful Career, Clarice M. Yentsch
  • Women Healers and Physicians: Climbing a Long HillLilian R. Furst
  • Women in Medicine: Career and Life ManagementMarjorie A. Bowman

Obtaining and Maintaining the Mentoring Relationship

  • Getting Mentored in Graduate School (Book) W. Brad Johnson
  • The importance of asking, mentoring and building networks for academic career success – a personal and social science perspective (Article) Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry
  • Introduction to Mentoring: A guide for Mentors and Mentees (APA 2006 Presidential Task Force)
  • The Mentee’s Guide: Making mentoring work for you (Book) Lois J. Zachary
  • Strategies to Design an effective mentoring program (Article) The Journal of Pediatrics
  • Zachary, Lois. The Mentor’s Guide: Facilitating Effective Learning Relationships. Jossey-Bass, 2000.
  • Rohrich, R. Mentors in Medicine, Plast Reconstr Surg., 112(4):1087-1088, 2003.
  • Roth, L.M., The Champions Project: A Two-tiered Mentoring Approach to Faculty Development. Acad Med, 75:553-554, 2000.
  • Stone, D, et al. Difficult Conversations: How to Discuss what Matters Most. Penguin, 1999.
  • Osborn, T.M., et al. Mentorship: Through the Looking Glass Into Our Future. Ann Emerg Med, 34:285-9, 1999.
  • Peddy, S. The art of mentoring: lead, follow and get out of the way. Bullion Bks, 1998.
  • Pololi, L.H., Knight, S.M., Dennis, K., Frankel, R.M. Helping Medical School Faculty Realize Their Dreams: An Innovative, Collaborative Mentoring Program. Acad Med, 2002;77:377-384.
  • Morzinski, J.A., et al. Faculty Development Through Formal Mentoring. Acad Med, 69:267-9, 1994.
  • Morzinski, J.A., Fisher, J.C., An Evaluation of Formal Mentoring Studies and a Model for their Improvement. Evaluation Practice, 17:43-56, 1996.
  • Morzinski, J.A., et al. A Descriptive, Cross-Sectional Study of Formal Mentoring for Faculty. Family Medicine, 20:595-597, 1998
  • Dalox, L.A., Effective Teaching and Mentoring, Jossey-Bass, 1986.
  • Daugird, A.J., et al. Computerized faculty time-management system in an academic family medicine department. Acad Med, 2003;76:129-36
  • Garman, K.A, et. al. Development of Junior Faculty’s Self-efficacy: Outcomes of A National Center of Leadership in Academic Medicine. Acad Med, 2001;76:S74-76.
  • Goleman, D., et al. Primal Leadership: Realizing the Power of Emotional Intellegence. Harvard Bus Schl Press, 2002.
  • Grady-Weliky, T., Kettyle, C., Hundert, E. New Light on Needs in the Mentor-Mentee Relationship. In Educating for Professionalism: Creating a Cultural of Humanism in Medical Education, edited by D. Wear and J. Bickel. Iowa City: U. of Iowa Press, 2000.
  • Guthrie, M. Challenges in Developing Physician Leadership & Management. Frontiers of Health Services Management 15 4:3-26. 1999.
  • Hitchcock, M.A., Bland, C.J. et al. Professional Networks: The Influence of Colleagues on the Academic Success of Faculty, Acad Med, 70:1108-16, 1995.
  • Jackson, V.A., et al. "Having the right chemistry": a qualitative study of mentoring in academic medicine. Acad Med, 78:328-334, 2003.
  • Kennedy, M.M. Someone Promised Mentors: Will You Deliver? The Physician Executive, March/April, 2001.
  • Linney, B.J., Characteristics of Good Mentors. The Physician Executive, May/June, 1999
  • Bligh, J. Mentoring: An Invisible Support Network. Medical Educ, 33: 2-3, 1999.
  • Bogdewic, S., et al., Leadership & Organizational Skills in Academic Medicine. Family Med, 29:262-5, 1997.
  • Bower, D., et al., Support-Challenge-Vision: A Model for Faculty Mentoring. Medical Teacher, 20:595-7, 1998.
  • Benjamin, J. Mentoring and the Art of Medicine, J of Trauma Injury, Infection & Crit.Care, 45:857-61, 1998.
  • Benor, D. Faculty Development, Teacher Training and Teacher Accreditation: Twenty Years From Now. Med Teacher, 22:503-512, 2000.
  • Benson, C. et al. Effective faculty preceptoring and mentoring during reorganization of an academic medical center. Medical Teacher, 2002, 24: 550-557
  • Bickel, J. Looking for Mentor Replacement Therapy? A Coach may be the Answer, J.A.M.W.A., 58: 210-211, 2003.

Diversity Issues in Mentoring 

  • Racial and Ethnic Diversity Among Trainees and Professionals in Psychology and Neuropsychology: Needs, trends, and Challenges (Article) Applied Neuropsychology
  • Thomas, D.A., The Truth About Mentoring Minorities: Race Matters. Harvard Business Review, 79:99-107, 2001.
  • Murrell, A., Crosby, F., Ely, R. Mentoring Dilemmas: Developmental Relationships within Multicultural Organizations, Mahwah NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Pub, 1999.
  • Women and Minorities in Science and Engineering, Michael F. Crowley

Career Related

  • Life after graduate school (Book) Jerald M. Jellison (geared towards the transfer from academia to a job with a company or government agency)
  • The Portable Mentor (Book) Mitchell J. Prinstein (discusses the first decade of a career in psychology)
  • Fellowship goals for PHD’s and MD’s: A Primer on the Molecular Biology Postdoctoral Experience (Article) Cancer Biology and Therapy
  • Enhancing the Postdoctoral Experience for Scientists and Engineers: A Guide for Postdoctoral scholars, advisers, institutions, funding organizations, and disciplinary societies (Article) National Academy Press
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • The Chronicle of Higher Education
  • The Academic Job Search Handbook (Book) Heiberger and Vick eds.
  • Tomorrow’s Professor: Preparing for Academic Careers in Science and Engineering (Book) R.M.Reis
  • Alternative Careers in Science: Leaving the Ivory Tower (Book) C. Robbins-Roth
  • Guide to Nontraditional Careers in Science (Book) K.Y. Kreeger

Women in Science: Professional Societies and Editorial Boards

  • The Representation of Women on the Editorial Boards of Major Medical Journals: A 35-Year Perspective. WWW.ARCHINTERNMED.COM
  • Haak, L. (2002). Women in Neuroscience (WIN): The First Twenty Year. Journal of the History of the Neurosciences, Vol. 11, No. 1, pp. 70±79
  • Morton, M.J. & Sonnad, S.S. (2007) Women on Professional Society and Journal Editorial Boards. Journal of the National Medical Association, 99, 764-771

General Gender Issues, including Famous Women, Motherhood, etc. 

  • The Mother Zone by M. Jackson (delightful read about life and motherhood, especially when trying to maintain your career)
  • A Woman’s Education by J.K. Conway (memoir of first woman President of Smith College)

Committee Spotlight 


Chair: Heidi Rossetti, Ph.D.  
Committee Members: Kamini Krishnan, Ph.D., Erica Kaplan, Ph.D., Jennifer Peraza, Ph.D., Janya Mercado, Ph.D., Colette Smart, Ph.D., Nyaz Didehbani, Ph.D., Paige Mission, Ph.D., Tiffany Cummings, Psy.D., Kayla Whearty, Ph.D. (Trainee), Shanna Cooper, Ph.D. (Trainee)

Female past presidents of NAN: Sandra Koffler (1995), Barbara Uzzell (2000), Robin Hilsabeck (2012), Laura Lacritz (2016), Cheryl Silver (2018), Tresa Roebuck-Spencer.

Chair: Heidi Rossetti, Ph.D.  Committee Members: Kamini Krishnan, Ph.D., Erica Kaplan, Ph.D., Jennifer Peraza, Ph.D., Janya Mercado, Ph.D., Colette Smart, Ph.D., Nyaz Didehbani, Ph.D., Paige Mission, Ph.D., Tiffany Cummings, Psy.D., Kayla Whearty, Ph.D. (Trainee), Shanna Cooper, Ph.D. (Trainee)

Female past presidents of NAN: Sandra Koffler (1995), Barbara Uzzell (2000), Robin Hilsabeck (2012), Laura Lacritz (2016), Cheryl Silver (2018), Tresa Roebuck-Spencer.
Chair: Heidi Rossetti, Ph.D.  Committee Members: Kamini Krishnan, Ph.D., Erica Kaplan, Ph.D., Jennifer Peraza, Ph.D., Janya Mercado, Ph.D., Colette Smart, Ph.D., Nyaz Didehbani, Ph.D., Paige Mission, Ph.D., Tiffany Cummings, Psy.D., Kayla Whearty, Ph.D. (Trainee), Shanna Cooper, Ph.D. (Trainee)

Female past presidents of NAN: Sandra Koffler (1995), Barbara Uzzell (2000), Robin Hilsabeck (2012), Laura Lacritz (2016), Cheryl Silver (2018), Tresa Roebuck-Spencer.
Chair: Heidi Rossetti, Ph.D.  Committee Members: Kamini Krishnan, Ph.D., Erica Kaplan, Ph.D., Jennifer Peraza, Ph.D., Janya Mercado, Ph.D., Colette Smart, Ph.D., Nyaz Didehbani, Ph.D., Paige Mission, Ph.D., Tiffany Cummings, Psy.D., Kayla Whearty, Ph.D. (Trainee), Shanna Cooper, Ph.D. (Trainee)

Female past presidents of NAN: Sandra Koffler (1995), Barbara Uzzell (2000), Robin Hilsabeck (2012), Laura Lacritz (2016), Cheryl Silver (2018), Tresa Roebuck-Spencer

Conferences

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