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Building Our Community, the Stanford Faculty Women's Forum Winter Conference

March 17, 2020 - 9:45am to 4:00pm
The Mackenzie Room, 300 Huang Center (3rd floor)

This internal conference for Stanford faculty offers a variety of sequential workshops, discussions, and speakers. You may choose to register for all or some sessions.

The first session (10:15-11:15 a.m.) of the conference will focus on issues of inclusive excellence with Hannah Valantine, MD, MRCP, FACC, a former Senior Associate Dean at the Stanford School of Medicine, founder of its office of Diversity and Leadership, a Stanford faculty member in Surgery, and currently NIH Chief Officer for Scientific Workforce Diversity, talking with us about Gender Diversity and the Quest for Inclusive Excellence.

Then (11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.), Robert Weisberg, Special Assistant to the Provost for Faculty Recruitment and Retention, Associate Dean for Curriculum and the Edwin E. Huddleson, Jr. Professor in the Law School, and Debra Satz, Vernon R. and Lysbeth Warren Anderson Dean of the School of H&S, and the Marta Sutton Weeks Professor of Ethics in Society will lead off a presentation and discussion focused on Faculty Equity and Salary Transparency.

Failure is a normal part of academic careers, and life! In an environment that seems to prize perfection over all else, how can we not only recover from “failures” but use them to thrive? During part of the lunch session (12:15-1:30 p.m.), several faculty members will each detail their stories about “Spectacular Failures” they have experienced.

Following lunch, via Thriving in an Academic World (1:30-2:30 p.m.), we return to a new version of last year’s popular roundtables session, with small group discussions with peers and resources, focused on strategies for faculty members, and your choice of a variety of specific topics related to wellness, work-life integration, and professional success, facilitated by Phyllis Stewart Pires, Director of Stanford’s Work-Life Office, and other key resource professionals.

After a dessert and coffee break, our final session (2:45-4:00 p.m.) is a short workshop to enable you to refresh your academic bio or Stanford (CAPS) Profile with peer feedback - Refreshing Your Academic Bio: Why, How, & Doing It Here and Now, led by members of the Faculty Women’s Forum Recognition Action Group.

"A great way to get to know other faculty around campus who are dealing with the same issues as you are, to share with and learn from them, and to know you are not alone." ... "inspiring and inclusive" ... "I left feeling hopeful for culture change." ... "I had planned to go to this for a few hours but found it so interesting I stayed all day. A very lively and worthwhile event!" ... "an excellent use of time, learning information and developing tools that we don't get elsewhere." ... "saved me from making many mistakes... many useful tips for navigating our career paths more effectively and happily."

The Stanford Faculty Women's Forum (FWF), supported through the Office of Faculty Development, acts to enable all women faculty to thrive. Participation is open to all faculty members, regardless of gender identity. FWF provides opportunities for faculty participation from across the University to discuss shared interests, concerns, ideas, and to engage in action promoting greater faculty equity, inclusion, and success.

Admission Info: Open to all interested Stanford faculty. Please register by Wednesday, March 11.

Event Sponsor: 
the Faculty Women's Forum and the Office of Faculty Development
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