Mentoring-for-Leadership Lunch Series

The Mentoring-for-Leadership Lunch series is a leadership development program for women faculty in STEM. It features a different woman leader each month who talks about her career path and the benefits and challenges of her position. This forum for informal mentoring encourages women faculty to consider positions of academic leadership. More than 100 women leaders, including center directors, chairs, and deans, have presented through this series.

We offer lunches monthly September – June, and once quarterly we feature a panel of women speakers that address a given topic. Past topics include Working with the Media and Nominating Women for Awards.

2014 - 2015 Mentoring-for-Leadership Lunch Series

  • October - Dr. Agnieszka Miguel, Chair and Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering , Seattle University
  • October - ADVANCE Peer Mentoring Group Orientation
  • November - Promotion to Full Professor
  • December - Dr. Sheila Hemami, Professor and Chair of Electrical Engineering - Northeastern University
  • January - Dr. Virginia Valian, Distinguished Professor of Psychology at Hunter College-CUNYhandouts
  • February - Topical Event: Katherine Long, Higher Education Reporter, The Seattle Times
  • March - Elizabeth Coppinger, Executive Director, TEDxRainier
  • March - Borjana Mikic, Rosemary Bradford Hewlett 1940 Professor, Engineering, Smith College
  • April - Jennifer Sherman, Vice President of Product Management, Navex Global
  • May - Abigail Stewart, Sandra Schwartz Tangri Distinguished University Professor; Director, University of Michigan ADVANCE program
  • June - Preparing for a Professionally Productive SummerHandouts

2013 - 2014 Mentoring-for-Leadership Lunch Series

  • October - Faculty Sabbaticals: Billie Swalla, Paula Szkody, LuAnne Thompson, Jane Simoni, Mari Ostendor, and Vernoica DiStillo
  • November - Mildred Dresselhaus - Professor of Physics and Electrical Engineering, Emerita Institute Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • December - Kristiina Hiukka, Professional Leadership Consultant and Founder of Women in Innovation
  • January - Topical Event: Navigating a Bro-Culture in STEM, Coleen Carrigan
  • February - Dianne Chong, Vice President - Materials, Manufacturing, Structures & Support Boeing Engineering, Operations & Technology - The Boeing Company
  • March - Dr. Judy Howard, Divisional Dean of Social Sciences and Professor of Sociology, the University of Washington
  • March - Dr. Shirley Malcom, Head of Education and Human Resources Programs, the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
  • April - Dr. Delia Saenz, Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education and Associate Professor of Psychology, Arizona State University
  • May - Communicating Your Research Clearly and Effectively
  • June - Dr. Julie Stein, Executive Director of The Burke Museum and Professor of Anthropology, University of Washington

2012 - 2013 Mentoring-for-Leadership Lunch Series

  • October - Julia Parrish - Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Diversity, UW College of the Environment, University of Washington
  • November - Mary Lidstrom, Professor and Frank Jungers Chair of Engineering, Microbiology and Chemical Engineering, University of Washington
  • December - Joanne Harrell, Senior Director for U.S. Citizenship and Public Affairs, Microsoft
  • January - Dawn Lehman, Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of Washington
  • February - Ginger Armbrust, Professor & Director, School of Oceanography, University of Washington
  • March - Tech Transfer Topical Lunch
  • April - Vella Warren, Senior Vice President and Treasurer, Board of Regents, University of Washington
  • May - Judy Ramey, Professor & Chair, University of Washington
  • June - Joyce Yen, Program/Research Manager, ADVANCE, University of Washington

2011 - 2012 Mentoring-for-Leadership Lunch Series

  • October - Usha Varanasi - Affiliate Professor, Department of Chemistry, School of Aquatic and Fishery Science, University of Washington
  • November - Valerie Taylor - Royce E. Wisenbaken Professor of Computer Science and Engineering, Texas A&M University and Executive Director of Center for Minorities and People with Disabilities in IT
  • December - Social Styles and Effective Leadership - Joyce Yen & Coleen Carrigan, University of Washington
  • January - Pat Falcone, Assistant Director, National Security, Office of Science and Technology Policy
  • February - Shafi Goldwasser, RSA Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • March - Sarah Keller, Associate Dean for Research Activities and Professor of Chemistry, University of Washington
  • April - Ingrid Daubechies, James B. Duke Professor of Mathematics, Princeton University
  • May - Ana Mari Cauce, Executive Vice Provost & Dean, University of Washington
  • June - Geraldine Richmond, Richard M. and Patricia H. Noyes Professor of Chemistry, University of Oregon

2010 - 2011 Mentoring-for-Leadership Lunch Series

  • October - Mari Ostendorf, Associate Dean of Research, College of Engineering; Professor, Electrical Engineering, University of Washington
  • November - Lisa Graumlich, Dean, College of the Environment, University of Washington
  • December - Marla Salmon, Robert G. and Jean A. Reid Dean, Nursing; Professor, Psychosocial and Community Health, University of Washington
  • January - Bonnie Dunbar, Executive Director, Wings Over Washington
  • February - Nancy Woods - Professor and Dean Emerita, Biobehavioral Nursing & Health Systems, School of Nursing, University of Washington
  • March - Jan Spyridakis - Professor and Chair, Human Centered Design & Engineering, College of Engineering, University of Washington
  • April - Kelli Trosvig, Interim Vice President and Vice Provost, UW Information Technology, University of Washington
  • May - Mara Olekalns, Professor of Management (Negotiation), Melbourne Business School, University of Melbourne

2009 - 2010 Mentoring-for-Leadership Lunch Series

  • September - Nominating Women for Awards
  • October - Yoky Matsuoka, Associate Professor, Computer Science and Engineering, University of Washington
  • November - Karen Goldberg, Professor and Raymon E. and Rosellen M. Lawton Distinguished Scholar in Chemistry and Director, Center for Enabling New Technologies through Catalysis
  • January - Kellye Testy, Dean and James W. Mifflin University Professor, School of Law, University of Washington
  • February - Sheri Mizumori, Professor & Chair, Psychology, University of Washington
  • March - Karina Walters, Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Global Health, School of Public Health, University of Washington
  • March - Cheryl Hayashi, Associate Professor, Biology, University of California, Riverside
  • April - Gertrude Fraser, Vice Provost for Faculty Recruitment and Retention, University of Virginia
  • May - Linden Rhoads, Vice Provost, UW Center for Commercialization, University of Washington
  • June - Working With The Media Workshop

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2008 - 2009 Mentoring-for-Leadership Lunch Series

  • October - Patricia Galloway, CEO and President, The Nielson-Wurster Group, Inc.
  • November - Development 101: Developing External Relations
  • December - Dee Boersma, Wadsworth Endowed Chair in Conservation Science; Professor, Biology, University of Washington
  • January - Anne Condon, Associate Dean, Faculty Affairs and Strategic Initiatives; Professor, Computer Science, University of British Columbia
  • February - Elaine Jones, Chief Operating Officer, Allen Institute for Brain Science
  • March - Amy Haugerud, Founder and President, Rosewater Engineering
  • April - Nalini Nadkarni, Professor, Environmental Studies, Evergreen State College; Co-Founder and President, International Canopy Network
  • May - Estella Leopold, Professor Emeritus, Biology, University of Washington
  • May - Deirdre Meldrum, Dean, Ira A. Fulton School of Engineering, Arizona State University
  • June - Jean Jacoby, Associate Dean and Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering, Seattle University

2007 - 2008 Mentoring-for-Leadership Lunch Series

  • October - Dr. Sheila Edwards Lange, Vice President Minority Affairs/Vice Provost Diversity, University of Washington
  • November - Judy Howard, Divisional Dean of Social Sciences, University of Washington
  • December - Gail Stygall, Professor of English and Former Committee Chair of the Faculty Senate, University of Washington
  • December - Ana Mari Cauce, Executive Vice Provost & Dean Designate, University of Washington
  • February - Dr. Joan Mitchell, InfoPrint Fellow
  • March - Dr. Suzanne Hawley, Professor and Chair of Astronomy, University of Washington
  • March - Mani Soma, Associate Vice Provost for Research, Industry Relations; Professor, Electrical Engineering, University of Washington
  • April - Dr. Cherry Banks, Director and Professor of Education, University of Washington in Bothell
  • April - Dr. Mimi Koehl, Gill Professor in Integrative Biology, University of California, Berkeley
  • May - Dr. Rosemary Grant, Research Scholar and Lecturer; Professor, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Princeton University
  • May - Dr. Susan Solomon, Senior Scientist, NOAA/ERL
  • June - Dr. Rebecca Richards-Kortum, Professor and Chair for Bioengineering, Rice University
  • July - Dinner with Dr. Mary Rezac, Head & Professor of Chemical Engineering, Kansas State University
  • September - Eddie Uehara, Dean of School of Social Work, University of Washington

2006 - 2007 Mentoring-for-Leadership Lunch Series

  • September - Ana Mari Cauce, Executive Vice Provost, University of Washington
  • October - Three Guest Speakers: Professors Loyce Adams, Jody Bourgeois, Anna Karlin
  • November - Maria Klawe, President, Harvey Mudd College
  • December - Cheryl Cameron, Vice Provost for Academic Personnel & Professor, University of Washington and Dental Public Health Sciences
  • January - Patricia Wasley, Dean, College of Education, University of Washington
  • January - Matt O'Donnell, Dean of the College of Engineering, University of Washington
  • February - Eve Riskin, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs at College of Engineering, University of Washington
  • March - Sandra Archibald, Dean, Evans School of Public Affairs, University of Washington
  • April - Debra Rolison, Head, Advanced Electrochemical Materials, Naval Research Laboratory
  • April - Dr. Patricia Wasley, Dean of College of Education, University of Washington
  • May - Dr. Mary-Claire King, American Cancer Society Research Professor, University of Washington
  • May - Frances Kirwan, Professor, Mathematics, University of Oxford
  • June - Dr. Christina Surawicz, Assistant Dean for Faculty Development, University of Washington
  • July - Dr. Terri Fiez, Professor and Chair of School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, Oregon State University
  • September - Dr. Susan Jeffords, Interim Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, University of Washington, Bothell

2005 - 2006 Mentoring-for-Leadership Lunch Series

  • October - New Faculty Welcome Luncheon
  • October - Connie Kravas, Vice President for Development & Alumni Relations, University of Washington
  • November - Patricia Spakes, Chancellor, University of Washington
  • November - Teaching Tips Workshop w/ Anne Steinemann & Mary Wenderoth, Professor & Senior Lecture, University of Washington
  • December - Liz Van Volkenburgh, Divisional Dean of Research, College of Arts & Sciences, University of Washington
  • January - Carol Padden, Professor, Communications, University of California - San Diego
  • February - Lenore Blum, Distinguished Career Professor, Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University
  • February - Belinda Batten, Chair and Professor, Mechanical Engineering, Oregon State University
  • March - Phyllis Wise, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, University of Washington
  • April - Suzanne Ortega, Vice Provost and Dean of Graduate School, University of Washington
  • May - Dr. Sallie Keller-McNulty, Dean, George R. Brown School of Engineering; Professor, Statistics; and Chair, Engineering, Rice University
  • May - Dr. Eugenie Scott, Executive Director, National Center for Science Education
  • June - Dr. Carter Kimsey, Program Manager, Postdoctoral Fellowships in Biology, National Science Foundation
  • July - Dr. Loveday Conquest, Professor and Associate Director, Aquatic and Fishery Sciences; Director, Graduate Program in Quantitative Ecology and Resource Management, University of Washington
  • August - Dean Patricia Daniels, Associate Dean of Science and Engineering, Seattle University

2004 - 2005 Mentoring-for-Leadership Lunch Series

  • October - Pat Wahl, Dean and Professor, School of Public Health & Community Medicine
  • October - Bonnie Dunbar, Assistant Director for University Research & Affairs, Johnson Space Center
  • November - Karen DePauw, Vice Provost for Graduate Studies and Dean of the Graduate School, Virginia Tech
  • December - Nancy Woods, Dean, University of Washinton School of Nursing
  • January - Patti Carson, Vice President for Human Resources, University of Washington
  • January - Marilyn Gist, Director and Executive Leadership Program, Seattle University
  • February - Howard Adams, Noted Author and former Executive Director of the National Consortium for Graduate Degrees for Minorities in Engineering and Sciences
  • February - Dean Maria Klawe, Electrical Engineering, Princeton University
  • March - Karen Morse, President, Western Washington University
  • April - Marilyn Gist, Director, Executive Leadership Program, Seattle University
  • May - Sally Jewell, UW Regent and CEO of R.E.I.
  • June - Susan Solomon, Senior Scientist, NOAA
  • June - Anny Morrobel-Sosa, Dean, Georgia Southern University
  • June - Linda Lucas, Dean, University of Alabama
  • August - Karen Watson, Dean and Provost, Texas A&M University
  • September - Irene Peden, Professor (Emeritus), Electrical Engineering, University of Washington

2003 - 2004 Mentoring-for-Leadership Lunch Series

  • October - Ana Mari Cauce, Chair of Psychology, University of Washington
  • November - Judy Mahoney & Lorena McLaren, University of Washington
  • November - Dr. Valerie Young, Leading Expert on the Imposter Syndrome & Author
  • November - Deedee Meldrum, Professor, Electrical Engineering, University of Washington
  • November - New Initiatives Luncheon Time Management
  • December - Amy Wendt, Professor, Electrical Engineering, University of Wisconsin - Madison
  • December - Julie Stein, Divisional Dean and Professor, University of Washington
  • January - Evelynn Hammonds, Professor, History of Science & Afro-American Studies, Harvard University
  • January - Judy Ramey, Professor & Chair, University of Washington
  • February - Sue Rosser, Professor of History, Technology, and Society; Dean of Ivan Allen College, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • March - Janet Kavandi, NASA Astronaut
  • April - Liz Van Volkenburgh, Professor and Chair, University of Washington
  • May - Dr. Johnnella Butler, Associate Dean and Assoviate Vice Provost, University of Washington
  • June - Barbara Grosz, Higgins Professor of Natural Sciences; Dean of Science of Radcliffe Institute for Advance Study, Harvard University
  • September - Rusty Barcelo, Vice President and Vice Provost for Diversity, University of Washington

2002 - 2003 Mentoring-for-Leadership Lunch Series

  • May - Dr. Mary Lidstrom, University of Washington
  • June - Susan Jeffords
  • July - Janie Fouke
  • September - Denice Denton, University of Washington

Contact ADVANCE

ADVANCE Center for Institutional Change
371 Loew Hall
Box 352180
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195-2180
advcic@uw.edu