Women in Leadership Committee
2020 Student Member Essay Contest
The Women in Leadership (WIL) Committee is pleased to announce a call for submissions for a 2020 Student Member Essay Contest! The top-rated essay will be published in the NAN Bulletin and recognized with NAN Honorees in 2020.
WHO: All student members (post-graduate, graduate, or undergraduate) are eligible. Applications from all genders are welcomed and encouraged.
WHAT: In order to apply, please submit a 500 word (min) to 1000 word (max) essay (PDF) on the following topic:
This year marks the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment. This monumental milestone marked a change in which women were given a voice through the right to vote. Finding one’s voice in training and practice can be difficult, particularly for women and minorities. What are some ways you’ve been able to make your voice heard throughout training? What steps have you taken and what experiences have helped you learn to speak up for yourself? What advice would you give to a younger version of yourself or to another trainee? Or, how has a mentor demonstrated this and what was the impact on you?
WHEN: Send your essay to NANWIL@nanonline.org no later than Midnight EST on September 20, 2020.
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.