The Faculty Women's Forum (FWF) provides information and organizes events for those interested in promoting the success of women faculty at Stanford. FWF provides opportunities for faculty participation from across the University to discuss shared interests, concerns and ideas. FWF participation Is open to all faculty members, regardless of gender.
The Faculty Women’s Forum is supported through the Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty Development and Diversity.
"Unless we create a truly supportive environment where a chair worries about the welfare of the department, where the faculty is actively engaged in worrying about the welfare of the department, and where every faculty member is a mentor to everybody else -- not just women faculty mentors to women faculty and minority faculty mentors to minority faculty -- we will not make progress." -- Gerard Casper, then President, Minutes of the Thirtieth Senate of the Academic Council, Stanford University, May 14, 1998.
"The tenure review process itself needs to be carefully monitored to ensure that it is truly rewarding excellence. We need to be wary of the numbers game -- so many articles, so many citations, so many dollars -- and weigh the true quality of the work produced by our faculty, male and female alike. What advances human knowledge? It is not the bulk of scholarship that crowds the shelves of our libraries or fills our electronic journals, but the seminal books and papers that break new ground and take us to a wholly new level of understanding. There is a natural desire to quantify our output, but this should not be the measure of scholarship." -- Shirley M. Tilghman, then President, Princeton University, 2005.