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Women in Leadership (WIL) Committee


Mission Statement:

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.

Getting Involved in NAN:

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. Information about NAN committees and the description of each committee is located here.

If you are interested in being appointed to a committee, you can either contact the committee chair to talk further about the responsibilities and time commitment required for that committee or you can contact WIL at NANWIL@nanonline.org and a member of the WIL Committee will contact you to assist you in identifying a committee that meets your needs and has an opening.

Announcements/Upcoming Programs:

The WIL Committee of NAN is very pleased to announce the following:

Attention Graduating Students and Postdocs - Graduation Gift Initiative: Have you had a supervisor or faculty member who has provided extraordinary guidance and support during your training? Perhaps you’ve been thinking about how you might give her or him a special “thank you.” The Women in Leadership (WIL) Committee of the National Academy of Neuropsychology is committed to the recognition of exceptional educators who have provided a special contribution to the professional development of their trainees. To this end, the WIL Committee would like to help you thank your supervisor in an extraordinary way and, at the same time, support professional development.

With your nomination to the Graduation Gift Initiative, WIL will recognize that exceptional person at our special event at the NAN Annual Conference this October. Please complete the nomination form, with your gift of $50 and contact information for your supervisor. You may nominate as a single individual or as a group of trainees, if you wish. Tell us, in a sentence or two, what special contribution s/he made to your training experience. Donations will be evenly divided between the WIL Kaplan Scholarship Fund and the WIL Educational Fund to further support leadership and mentoring development. Your supervisor will receive a certificate indicating that you have made a donation in her or his honor.

Attention Professional Neuropsychologists - WIL Mentor Tribute Initative: The Women in Leadership (WIL) Committee of the National Academy of Neuropsychology would like to know if there is someone for whom you have a place in your heart because she or he provided guidance and inspiration to you during your career development.  Because WIL is committed to the recognition of exceptional mentors who have made a difference in the professional development of practicing neuropsychologists, we are continuing our second year of our Mentorship Tribute Initiative. WIL will be recognizing honored mentors at our special event at the NAN Annual Conference this November. Please complete the nomination form, with your $100 donation per mentor, and include contact information for your mentor. Tell us, in a sentence or two, the contribution your mentor provided to your professional development. Donations will be evenly divided between the WIL Kaplan Scholarship Fund and the WIL Educational Fund to further support leadership and mentoring development. Your mentor will receive a certificate indicating that you have made a donation in her or his honor, recognizing that person as an honored mentor.

WIL Edith Kaplan Scholarship Fund: 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.

WIL Educational Fund: which was started with seed money from Dr. Rosemarie Scolaro Moser with a challenge to others to match her contribution. The Educational Fund will be used to defray the costs of obtaining prominent speakers for WIL Events and/or assist with their travel expenses.

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.

If you would like to contribute to either the Kaplan Scholarship or Educational WIL funds, please download and complete the below form and return it to the NAN Office:

Women in Leadership Funds Form 

WIL Edith Kaplan Scholarship Award

Consistent with the mission of the NAN Foundation, the Women in Leadership (WIL) Committee is pleased to announce its fourth annual scholarship award for student members of NAN in support of preparing neuropsychologists to educate the public on brain health.
All student members, regardless of gender, are eligible to apply for the 2013 WIL Edith Kaplan Scholarship Fund.  Four scholarship recipients will receive the following: free registration for one three-hour CE workshop at the 2013 NAN Conference, free registration for the WIL Networking Event, and $350 to defray travel expenses.  Recipients are expected to assist with registration at the WIL Networking Event.
Please submit a 500 word (min) to 1000 word (max) essay on the following topic:
What quality or attribute have you noticed in women you have encountered or observed in leadership roles and how might you apply that to a leadership role in the field of clinical neuropsychology?
Please send your essay to the WIL committee at NANWIL@nanonline.org no later than midnight eastern time on extended to July 31, 2013.

Become a NAN Fellow

Nominations for Fellow are solicited in the late spring/early summer 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. The Fellow nomination period for 2010 is currently closed. The 2011 nomination period will open in July.

· Click here for a list of current NAN Fellows.

Leadership Resources:

· Women in Leadership (WIL) Committee of NAN

o As noted in our mission statement, the goal of WIL is to educate, encourage and mentor female neuropsychologists to become leaders. As such, we will be working on additional resources and/or announcements that will be posted on our weblink or that will be available through the NAN Newsflash and disseminated via the WIN listserv.

o Our sponsored events are designed to provide an opportunity for casual networking with NAN leaders and experienced neuropsychologists in a fun and positive environment. Look for information about our social networking events and our service projects and how you can be involved.

· 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 at the following link: http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/content~content=a903436251~db=all~order=pubdate

· Women in NAN

o Women currently holding leadership positions within NAN: Laurie Ryan (Secretary), Robin Hilsabeck (Board Member at Large), Sue Beers (Chair, Membership Committee), Carrie Kennedy (Chair, Conflict of Interest Committee), Donna Broshek (Chair, Women in Leadership Committee), Wilma Rosen (Chair, Publications Committee), Laura Howe (Chair, Legislative Action and Advocacy Committee), Brenda Austin (Co-Chair, Professional Affairs & Information Committee), Deborah Attix (Editor, NAN Bulletin Editor)

o Female past presidents of NAN: Sandra Koffler (1995), Barbara Uzzell (2000)

o Women on the Editorial Board of the Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology: Holly J. Westervelt (Associate Editor), Julie K. Lynch (Book and Test review editor), Jill Hayes, Robin Hilsabeck, Laura L.S. Howe, Angela Jefferson, Joan Mayfield, Rosemarie S. Moser, Nancy Naussbaum, Paula K. Shear, and Deborah Wolfson (members)

· Women in Neuropsychology (WIN), Division 40 Listserv

o A listserv dedicated to issues of interest to female neuropsychologists, including leadership, education, and equity.  To join the listserv, send an email request to the WIN Chair, Dr. Morrison at c.morrison@med.nyu.edu

            · American Association of University Women

                               o http://www.aauw.org/advocacy/issue_advocacy/womansnation.cfm

Suggested Reading List:

· A special thank you to Chris Morrison, Chair of Women in Neuropsychology (WIN), for sharing their reading list to be posted on our website.

· Leadership/Negotiating/Professional Skills:

o Hardball for Women by Pat Heim and Susan K. Golant

o Women Don’t Ask: Negotiation and Gender Divide by Linda Babcock and Sara Laschever

o Play Like a Man, Win Like a Woman by Gail Evans

o Surviving and Thriving Resource Guide for Women by APA


· Women in Science: Professional Societies and Editorial Boards

o The Representation of Women on the Editorial Boards of Major Medical Journals: A 35-Year Perspective. WWW.ARCHINTERNMED.COM

o 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

o Morton, M.J. & Sonnad, S.S. (2007)Women on Professional Society and JournalEditorial Boards. Journal of the National Medical Association, 99, 764-771

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

o The Mother Zone by M. Jackson (delightful read about life and motherhood, especially when trying to maintain your career)

o A Woman’s Education by J.K. Conway (memoir of first woman President of Smith College)

Consolidation of Available Mentoring Resources

Basic Mentoring Relationships (Obtaining and Maintaining the 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

- http://www.apa.org/research/responsible/mentoring/index.aspx (Website on Responsible Mentoring)

- Articles from WISMAC UT Southwesters Medical Center:

- 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’s Issues in Mentoring

- Women and advancement in neuropsychology: real life lessons learned (Article) The Clinical Neuropsychologist

- A Handbook for Women Mentors: Transcending barriers of stereotype, race, and ethnicity (Book) Carol A. Rayburn

- Mentoring for Mid-Career Women (Monitor on Psychology Article)

- Women Mentoring Women (Monitor on Psychology Article)

- http://www.sfn.org/index.aspx?pagename=WomeninNeuroscience_CWINMentoring (Mentoring Website for Neuroscientists)

- http://www.yale.edu/graduateschool/careers/women.html (Website: Women in Mentoring)

- Hardball for Women: Winning at the Game of Business
Pat Heim
HD 6053 .H39 TOP-FLOOR (UTSW Library)

- The Survival Bible for Women in Medicine
Kathryn Ko
W 20 K75S TOP-FLOOR (UTSW Library)

- The Woman Scientist: Meeting the Challenges for a Successful Career
Clarice M. Yentsch
Q 130 Y45W TOP-FLOOR (UTSW Library)

- Women and Minorities in Science and Engineering
Michael F. Crowley
Q 149 .U5 C953W REFERENCE (UTSW Library)

- Women Don't Ask: The High Cost of Avoiding Negotiation and Positive Strategies for Change
Linda Babcock
HD 58.6 .B53 TOP-FLOOR (UTSW Library)

- Women Healers and Physicians: Climbing a Long Hill
Lilian R. Furst
WZ 80.5 .W5 W872 TOP-FLOOR (UTSW Library)

- Women in Medicine: Career and Life Management
Marjorie A. Bowman
W 21 B787S TOP-FLOOR (UTSW Library)

- Neumayer, L. et al. Mentors for Women in Surgery and their Effect on Career Advancement. Current Surgery, 52:163-166, 1995.

- Bickel, J., Wara, D., Atkinson, B.F., Cohen, L.S., Dunn, M., Hostler, S., Johnson, T.R.B., Morahan, P., Rubenstein, A.H., Sheldon, G.F., and Stokes, E. Increasing Women’s Leadership in Academic Medicine: Report of the AAMC Project Implementation Committee. Acad Med, 2002; 77:1043-61.

- Bickel, J. Mentors: Overcoming the Shortage in Women in Medicine: Getting in, Growing & Advancing, Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage, 2000. [805-499-9774 http://www.sagepub.com]

Post-Doctoral Fellowships

- 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

Career Opportunities

o http://sciencecareers.sciencemag.org (Website American Association for the Advancement of Science)

o http://www.the-scientist.com/fragments/careers/careers_about.jsp (Website The Scientist)

o http://chronicle.com/jobs (Website The Chronicle of Higher Education)

o The Academic Job Search Handbook (Book) Heiberger and Vick eds.

o Tomorrow’s Professor: Preparing for Academic Careers in Science and Engineering (Book) R.M.Reis

o Alternative Careers in Science: Leaving the Ivory Tower (Book) C. Robbins-Roth

o Guide to Nontraditional Careers in Science (Book) K.Y. Kreeger

Other pertinent issues discussed

- Tips to prevent burnout

- Establishing a balance between work and life