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AAI Potential Speakers
To enhance opportunities for women to be selected as speakers and/or chairs at professional meetings and seminar series, or to serve as reviewers, editors, board members, consultants, or in other professional capacities, the AAI Committee on the Status of Women has compiled a list of AAI member women working in immunological research or fulfilling leadership roles in non-research careers in support of the immunology enterprise. The list does not include all women in the field.

NIH: Women in Biomedical Careers

HHMI: Lab Management Handbook

AWIS: Association for Women in Science
An organization dedicated to achieving equity and full participation for women in science, math, engineering and technology. Links to publications, job listings, up coming events and more.

University of California (UCI) ADVANCE Program

National Science Foundation Update (formerly MyNSF)

Mentor Net
Electronic mentoring network that pairs women studying engineering or science at universities with professional scientists in industry.

Committee on Women in Science, Engineering, and Medicine (CWSEM)
CWSEM is a standing committee of the National Research Council (NRC). Its mandate is to coordinate, monitor, and advocate action to increase the participation of women in science, engineering, and medicine. Established in 1990 as CWSE, the committee expanded its scope in 2007 to include medicine.

My Independent Development Plan (myIDP) providing exercises for exploring career possibilities and set goals to follow the career path that fits you best. Developed by FASEB in collaboration with UCSF, Medical College of Wisconsin, Burroughs Wellcome FUND, and AAAS, this resource is available for use free of charge.


CSOW interview with former AAI president Laurie H. Glimcher, M.D.

AAI video interviews with former AAI women presidents (Berg, Bishop, Diamond, Finn, Glimcher, Knight, Marrack, Swain)

Statistical Reports

"Elite male faculty in the life sciences employ fewer women," Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 111(28):10107–12, 2014.

ADVANCE: Increasing the Participation and Advancement of Women in Academic Science and Engineering Careers (NSF)

Research on Gender in Science and Engineering FY 2010 (NSF)

Gender Differences in the Careers of Academic Scientists and Engineers: A Literature Review (NSF)

Articles of Interest

AAI Articles on Women Leaders in Immunology and AAI:

Bhattacharjee, Y. "Family Matters: Stopping Tenure Clock May Not Be Enough," Science 306:2031-2033, 2004.

Lawler, A., "Women in Academia: Engineers Marginalized, MIT Report Concludes," Science 2002 295: 219

Kavathas P, Soong L. "Gender inequity: challenging business as usual," Nat Immunol. 2001 2(11):985-7.

Wenneras C, Wold A. "A chair of one's own," Nature 408 (6813):647, 2000.

Wenneras C, Wold A. Nepotism and sexism in peer-review," Nature 387 (6632):341-343, 1997.

Mark, S., Link, H., Morahan, P.S., Pololi, L., Reznik, V. and Tropez-Sims, S. "Innovative Mentoring Programs to Promote Gender Equity in Academic Medicine," Academic Medicine, 76:39-42, 2001.

Morahan, P.S., Voytko, M.L., Abbuhl, S., Means, L.J., Wara, D.W., Thorson, J. and Cotsonas, C.E. "Ensuring the Success of Women Faculty at AMCs: Lessons Learned from the National Centers of Excellence in Women's Health," Academic Medicine, 76:19-31, 2001.


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