Penn Forum for Women Faculty


Tuesday, January 15, 2019: Survival Tips for Junior Faculty

Time: 11:30am-1pm

Location: TBD

More details TBD!

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

Time: 4pm-5:30pm

Location: Annenberg Room 500

Moderator: Jessa Lingel

Panelists: Kathleen Hall-Jamieson & Deborah Thomas

Description: Our hope is to explore the many ways we, as academic women, can have impact on society and to broaden the ways our faculty view living a life of purpose.

March Date TBD: Balancing, Life, Love, and Academic Career

Date, Time, and Location TBD

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