Penn Forum for Women Faculty


Monday, January 28, 2019: Survival Tips for Junior Faculty

Monday, January 28, 2019: Survival Tips for Junior Faculty

Time: 3:30-5pm

Location: Arch 108

Please join us for a panel discussion of tips for surviving the tenure process, including thoughts on mentoring, personnel committees, and what to do with conflicting advice.

Moderator: Amy Hillier, Director of the MS in Social Policy Program & Associate Professor, SP2 & Design

Therese Richmond, Andrea B. Laporte Professor of Nursing, Associate Dean for Research & Innovation; 
Olena Jacenko, Professor of Biochemistry at Penn Vet, Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs; & 
Laura Perna, James S. Riepe Professor (GSE), past chair of Faculty Senate

Refreshments will be served.

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Wednesday, February 13: Having Impact Outside Your Academic "Day Job"

Wednesday, February 13: Having Impact Outside Your Academic

Time: 4pm-5:30pm

Location: Annenberg Room 500

Please join us as Jessa Lingel,  Assistant Professor of Communication at Annenberg School for Communication, moderates a panel discussion with speakers:

  • Kathleen Hall Jamieson, PhD, Elizabeth Ware Packard Professor of Communication & Director of the Annenberg Public Policy Center
  • Deborah Thomas, R. Jean Brownlee Professor of Anthropology, SAS

Looking for ways to make an impact with your work? This event brings together women faculty who’ve made incredible impact through film, art and policy. Join our discussion on how to produce meaningful, innovative work that reaches beyond the ivory tower.


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Thursday, March 21: Balancing Life & Career

Time: 12pm-2pm

Location: TBD

Please join us for a panel discussion on balancing life & career with these distinguished panelists:

Karen Redrobe, Professor and Chair, History of Art, SAS
Flavia Teles, Associate Professor, Penn Dental Medicine
Beth Winkelstein, Professor of Bioengineering, SEAS and Vice-Provost for Education


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Wednesday, April 10, 2019: Annual Leboy Lecture with Judith Rodin

Wednesday, April 10, 2019: Annual Leboy Lecture with Judith Rodin

Penn Dental Medicine, Cheung Auditorium
240 S. 40th Street, Philadelphia, PA
Lecture 3:00 PM, Reception to follow

The Phoebe S. Leboy Lecture is awarded annually to an outstanding scholar who catalyzes opportunities for women in academia; the lectureship was created in 2013 by the Penn Forum for Women Faculty. 

A ground-breaking executive throughout her career, Dr. Rodin was the first woman named to lead an Ivy League Institution and was the first woman to serve as The Rockefeller Foundation’s president. At Penn, Dr. Rodin presided over an unprecedented decade of growth and progress that transformed the institution, its campus, and the community, taking the university from sixteenth to fourth in U.S. News and World Report national rankings. 

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Penn Women Connect Mentoring Lunch Series

The Penn Forum for Women Faculty is pleased to present a mentoring lunch series for Fall 2018. The Penn Women Connect lunch series offers a venue for fostering relationships and discussions; linking women faculty across departments and disciplines. Please come enjoy a free lunch at Penn’s University Club at the Inn at Penn. Discussions are led by two faculty mentors; space is limited to six participants per lunch.

12-1pm, select dates coming soon

Location: Penn’s University Club at the Inn at Penn

Registration Link Coming Soon

Links of Interest (Click Here for Dropdown List)

Faculty Climate Survey 2012 - Survey & Results

Penn's Current Diversity Action Plan

Penn's 2014 Diversity Action Plan Progress Report

Penn's Gender Equity Reports: 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2009, 2013

Employee Assistance Program (Pennkey Login Required)

Timeline of Women’s Achievements at Penn

Distinguished Graduates and Faculty at Penn

Senate Committee on Faculty Development and Diversity

Penn Faculty Mentoring and Development Programs

FOCUS on Health & Leadership for Women

Center for Teaching and Learning

Other Penn Links

Office of the Ombudsman

Sexual Harassment Policy

Sexual Harassment Handbook

Faculty Senate

Faculty Handbook


Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Policy

Tuition Benefits for Employees and Dependents

National Centers and Resources

Institute for Women’s Policy Research

National Council for Research on Women (re:gender)

Association for Women in Science

Center for American Progress: Women’s Rights

Workplace Flexibility 2010 Campaign

Center for WorkLife Law

Mapping Project for Faculty and Families

Gender Equity Project

Articles and Reports

How to Survive and Thrive in the Mother-Mentor Marathon

The Cognitive Bases of Gender Bias

The Effect of Family Formation on the Lifelong Careers of Academic Men & Women

Beyond Bias and Barriers [National Research Council]

Women Students and Faculty in US Science and Engineering [National Research Council]

Patching America’s Leaky Pipeline in the Sciences

Women in Science, Engineering, and Mathematics [AAUW]

The Shriver Report, Executive Summary