Penn Forum for Women Faculty


Penn Women Connect Mentoring Lunch Series

The Penn Forum for Women Faculty is pleased to present a mentoring lunch series for Fall 2017. 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 in November and December

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

Registration is required - please click here to sign up.


TUESDAY, JANUARY 9: Navigating the Tenure Process

TUESDAY, JANUARY 9: Navigating the Tenure Process

This panel discussion featuring Rebecca Bushnell, Past Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences; Joan Hendricks, Dean of the School of Veterinary Medicine; and Olivia Mitchell, Past Chair of Wharton's Department of Insurance and Risk Management, will focus on how the tenure process works, both at the school and university levels, with particular attention to the role of outside letters, including advice about recommending letter writers, preparing teaching and research statements, and seeking and negotiating outside offers. The intended audience is junior faculty and late-stage doctoral students, but senior women faculty are also encouraged to attend to provide their insight and learn how to help junior colleagues navigate through the process.


Penn Bookstore Second Floor Events Room

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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