The Women’s Leadership Program is geared towards women faculty who would like to engage in a structured learning experience to enhance their personal and professional growth.  The program models a collaborative learning environment for participants to learn essential skills to prepare them for leadership roles within the organization.

Applications are now closed for this cycle.

Who Can Apply?

The program is targeted to junior faculty women.  Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Instructors with at least 2 years at rank
  • Assistant Professors for any number of years at rank
  • Associate Professor may apply.  Applications will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
  • Commitment to attend all sessions

Modules and Topics

The modules below have been planned for the 2017 WLP. The time and location is the same for all six modules.

Time: 12:00pm – 2:00pm

Location: BWH


Module I 

Thursday, January 12

Module II

Thursday, February 9

Module III

Thursday, March 30

Module IV

Thursday, April 13

Module V

Thursday, May 26

Module VI

Tuesday, June 8


Effective Self Promotion

Kathryn Rexrode, MD, MPH

Tools for Successfully Leading and Managing Teams

Emily Stern, MD

Understanding Financial Management: Perspectives from Finance and Academic Leadership

Nancy Berliner, MD, and Julia Sinclair, MBA

Leveraging Your Leadership Style and Engaging with Sponsors

Jessica Dudley, MD

Managing Power in the Workplace

Melissa Brodrick, MEd

Utilizing Personal Action Plans

Maureen Connelly, MD

Course Faculty

Kathy Rexrode, MD, MPH, Faculty Director, Office for Women’s Careers, BWH; Associate Professor of Medicine, HMS
Emily Stern, MD, Director, Functional and Molecular Neuroimaging, Departments of Radiology and Psychiatry, BWH


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BWH CFDD Women’s Leadership Program: 2 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM per session.

Partners HealthCare System is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Partners HealthCare System designates this live activity for a maximum of 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.