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.

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2013-2014 Mentoring-for-Leadership Lunch Series

October - Topical Mentoring for Leadership Lunch on Faculty Sabbaticals (handouts)

November - Dr. Mildred Dresselhaus, Institute Professor and Professor of Physics and Electrical Engineering (Emerita), Massachusetts Institute of Technology 

November - Mid-Career Faculty Peer Mentoring Group Brown Bag

December - Kristiina Hiukka, Founder of Women in Innovation

January - Topical Mentoring for Leadership Lunch with Dr. Coleen Carrigan: "Navigating a Bro-Culture in STEM" (Handout)

February - Dr. Dianne Chong, Vice President of Materials, Manufacturing, Structures, and Support at The Boeing Company

March - Dr. Judy Howard, Divisional Dean of Social Sciences and Professor of Sociology at the University of Washington

March - Dr. Shirley Malcom, Head of Education and Human Resources Programs at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)

April - Dr. Delia Saenz, Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education and Associate Professor of Psychology at Arizona State University

May - Topical Mentoring for Leadership Lunch with Dr. Matt McGarrity: "Communicating Your Research Clearly and Effectively" (Handout)

June - Dr. Julie Stein, Executive Director of The Burke Museum and Professor of Anthropology and the University of Washington  


2012-2013 Mentoring-for-Leadership Lunch Series

October - Dr. Julia Parrish, UW Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and Diversity, College of the Environment

November - Dr. Mary Lidstrom, UW Vice Provost of Research

December - Regent Joanne Harrell, UW Regent and Senior Director of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Microsoft

January - Dr. Dawn Lehman, UW Associate Dean of Infrastructure, College of Engineering; Associate Professor and Director of Structures Laboratory, Civil and Environmental Engineering  

February - Dr. Ginger Armbrust, Director, UW School of Oceanography; Professor of Oceanography

March - Topical Mentoring for Leadership Lunch on Tech Transfer

April - V'Ella Warren, UW Senior Vice President of Finance and Facilities

May - Judy Ramey, Interim Dean, College of Engineering and Professor of Human Centered Design and Engineering

June - Discussion of Sheryl Sandberg's Book, Lean In

2011-2012 Mentoring-for-Leadership Lunch Series

October - Dr. Usha Varanasi, retired Science and Research Director of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Northwest Fisheries Science Center

November - Dr. Valerie Taylor, Royce E. Wisenbaker Professor of Computer Science and Engineering, Texas A&M University

December - Social Styles Presentation with Dr. Joyce Yen, ADVANCE Program Manager, and Coleen Carrigan, ADVANCE Research Associate and Doctoral Candidate (handout)

January - Dr. Pat Falcone, Assistant Director for National Security in the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) within the Executive Office of the President

February - Dr. Shafi Goldwasser, RSA Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at MIT and Professor of Mathematical Sciences, Weizman Institute of Science, Israel

March - Dr. Sarah Keller, Associate Dean for Research Activities and Professor of Chemistry, University of Washington

April - Dr. Ingrid Daubechies, James B. Duke Professor of Mathematics, Duke University

May - Dr. Ana Mari Cauce, Provost, University of Washington

June - Dr. Geri 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 & Graduate Studies and Professor, Electrical Engineering

November - Lisa Graumlich, Dean, College of the Environment

December - Marla Salmon, Dean, School of Nursing

January - Bonnie Dunbar, Executive Director, Wings Over Washington, Museum of Flight

February - "Managing Stress" Nancy Woods, Professor, Biobehaviorial Nursing and Health Systems

March - Jan Spyridakis, Professor and Chair, Human Centered Design & Engineering

April - Kelli Trosvig, Interim Vice President and Vice Provost, UW Information Technology

May - "The Gender Paradox of Negotiations" Mara Olekalns, Professor, Management, Melbourne Business School

2009-2010 Mentoring-for-Leadership Lunch Series

September - Nominating Women for Awards

October - Yoky Matsuoka, Associate Professor, Computer Science & Engineering

November - Karen Goldberg, Professor & Director, Center for Enabling New Technologies through Catalysis, Chemistry

January - Kellye Testy, Dean, UW School of Law

February - Sheri Mizumori, Chair, Department of Psychology

March - Karina Walters, Professor, School of Social Work

March - Cheryl Hayashi, Associate Professor, Biology, UC Riverside

April - Gertrude Fraser, Vice Provost, Faculty Recruitment & Retention, University of Virginia

May - Linden Rhoads, Vice Provost, UW Center for Commercialization

June - Working with the Media


ADVANCE Center for Institutional Change
371 Loew Hall
Box 352180
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195-2180

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