Women in Leadership Committee

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.

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

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)