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-CUNY

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
  • 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
  • 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 - Joyce Yen & Coleen Carrigan, University of Washington
  • January - Pat Falcone
  • February - Shafi Goldwasser
  • April - Ingrid Daubechies - Professor, Princeton University
  • May - Ana Mari Cauce, Executive Vice Provost & Dean, University of Washington
  • June - Geri Richmond

2010 - 2011 Mentoring-for-Leadership Lunch Series

  • October - Mari Ostendorf, Professor, Electrical Engineering Department, University of Washington
  • November - Lisa Graumlich, Dean, College of the Environment, University of Washington
  • December - Marla Solomon
  • January - Bonnie Dunbar
  • February - Nancy Woods - Professor and Dean Emerita, Biobehavioral Nursing & Health Systems, School of Nursing, University of Washington
  • March - Jan Spyridakis - Professor, Human Centered Design & Engineering, College of Engineering, University of Washington
  • April - Kelli Trosvig - Vice President for UW-IT and CIO, UW Information Technology, University of Washington
  • May - Mara Olekahns

2009 - 2010 Mentoring-for-Leadership Lunch Series

  • October - Yoky Matsuoka
  • November - Cheryl Hayashi
  • November - Karen Goldberg, Professor, Chemistry, University of Washington
  • 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
  • April - Gertrude Fraser, Vice Provost for Faculty Recruitment and Retention, University of Virginia
  • April - Linden Rhoads
  • June - Working With The Media Workshop

2008 - 2009 Mentoring-for-Leadership Lunch Series

  • October - Patricia Galloway
  • November - Judy Mahoney, University of Washington
  • December - Dee Boersma, Professor, Biology Department, University of Washington
  • January - Anne Condon, Professor, Computer Science, University of British Columbia
  • February - Elaine Jones, COO, Allen Institute of Brain Science
  • March - Amy Haugerud
  • April - Nalini Nadkarni
  • May - Estella Leopold - Professor Emeritus, Department of Biology, University of Washington
  • May - Deirdre Meldrum, Dean, Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering, Arizona State University
  • June - Jean Jacoby
  • September - Awards Lunch Session

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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
  • January - Eddie Uehara, Dean, School of Social Work, University of Washington
  • February - Dr. Joan Mitchell, InfoPrint Fellow
  • March - Dr. Suzanne Hawley, Professor and Chair of Astronomy, 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. Susan Solomon, Senior Scientist NOAA/ERL
  • June - Dr. Rebecca Richard-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, School of Social Work, University of Washington

2006 - 2007 Mentoring-for-Leadership Lunch Series

  • October - 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 - 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
  • 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 - Francis Kirwan, Professor of Mathematics, University of Oxford
  • June - Dr. Christina Surawicz, Assistant Dean for Faculty Devlopement, 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 - Anne Steinemann & Mary Wenderoth, Professor & Senior Lecture, University of Washington
  • December - Liz Van Volkenburgh, Divisional Dean of Research, University of Washington
  • January - Carol Padden
  • February - Belinda Batten
  • March - Phyllis Wise, Provost, University of Washington
  • April - Suzanne Ortega, Vice Provost and Dean of Graduate School, University of Washington
  • May - Dr. Sallie Keller-McNulty, Dean of School of Engineering, Professor and Chair, Rice University
  • May - Dr. Eugenie Scott, Executive Director, National Center for Science Education
  • June - Dr.Carter Kimsey, Center for Innovation in Graduate Research and Education
  • July - Dr. Loveday Conquest, Professor and Associate Director, Aquatic and Fishery Sciences
  • August - Ana Mari Cauce, Executive Vice Provost, University of Washington
  • August - Dean Patricia Daniels, Associate Dean of Science and Engineering, Seattle University

2004 - 2005 Mentoring-for-Leadership Lunch Series

  • October - Bonnie Dunbar
  • October - Ana Mari Cauce, University of Washington
  • October - Pat Wahl, Dean and Professor, School of Public Health & Community Medicine
  • November - Karen DePauw
  • December - Nancy Woods, Dean, University of Washinton School of Nursing
  • January - Patti Carson
  • January - Marilyn Gist, Director and Executive Leadership Program, Seattle University
  • February - Dean Maria Klawe, Electrical Engineering, Princeton University
  • March - Maria Klawe
  • March - Karen Morse
  • April - Marilyn Gist
  • 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), University of Washington

2003 - 2004 Mentoring-for-Leadership Lunch Series

  • October - Ana Mari, Chair of Psychology, University of Washington
  • November - Deedee Meldrum
  • November - Judy Mahoney & Lorena Mclaren, University of Washington
  • November - New Initiatives Luncheon Time Management
  • December - Julie Stein, Divisional Dean and Professor, University of Washington
  • January - Judy Ramey, Professor & Chair, University of Washington
  • February - Sue Rosser
  • 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
  • September - Denice Denton, University of Washington
  • September - Rusty Barcelo

2002 - 2003 Mentoring-for-Leadership Lunch Series

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


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

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