Charting Your Course as a Woman Chair

Last updated December 1, 2020

Charting Your Course as a Woman Chair

Last updated December 1, 2020

Connect with women chairs from across the country to discover commonalities and develop individualized, sustainable paths forward.


As a woman chair, you are navigating a complex landscape. You’re working within a system that still skews overwhelmingly white and male. You’re trying to support faculty who are often crumbling under the strain of new online teaching demands and other uncertainties. Not to mention, you’re likely shouldering increased responsibilities at home and managing additional personal stressors.

If you poured yourself into addressing all these areas fully, you’d quickly burn out. As you approach the spring semester, which of these problem areas should receive your attention, and why?

Join us online for this two-hour online workshop to explore how your work as a female chair is influenced by personal, departmental, and larger systemic demands. We will build awareness around the areas that are energizing and challenging you, and you’ll leave with an individual action plan that will include strategies to help move your leadership forward in a sustainable way.

Who should attend?

This training is designed for women chairs and program directors at all levels of experience.


January 19, 2021

1:00 – 2:30 p.m. Eastern


This virtual training is designed to be engaging and interactive. We will focus on:

  • Building awareness of how the three (3) areas of focus — your personal life, the department, and the larger system — impact your academic leadership
  • Selecting the areas to place your energy and attention
  • Defining what you can realistically accomplish within the areas you’ve selected