Resources for Women in Leadership

This Faculty Affairs Website offers a list of institutional, national, and international resources for faculty women leaders. These resources include: programs, conferences, institutes, awards, books, articles and other opportunities for woman leaders in higher education.

Resources in The University of Arizona

Academic Leadership Institute 

The University of Arizona's Academic Leadership Institute (ALI) seeks to strengthen the University’s leadership capacity through a carefully developed curriculum for leaders in higher education.

The program includes meetings with leadership experts, sessions with executive coaches, and work in peer groups.

Inclusive Leadership Institute 

The University of Arizona's Inclusive Leadership Institute (ILI) seeks to foster champions who engage and lead crucial conversations around improving organizational learning and an inclusive campus community.

The goal of the ILI is to develop thought-leaders who can advance inclusive excellence in innovative and impactful ways.

Women in Academic Medicine 

Women in Academic Medicine (WAM) is dedicated to fostering mentorship, networking, career development, and institutional advancement for women faculty in the College of Medicine-Tucson.

Commission on the Status of Women 

Well-established advocacy arm of the University of Arizona that actively champions a just, equitable and inclusive campus for all gender identities.

The Commission on the Status of Women offers resources, awards, and funding opportunities for faculty and staff.

Women of Impact Awards (Office of Research, Innovation & Impact) 

During Women’s History Month, the Office of Research, Innovation & Impact announced the Women of Impact Awards as an inaugural effort to embrace and empower women, who through their work at the University, are laying the groundwork for a better future.

Women in STEM Scholars Program (Johnson & Johnson) 

The Johnson & Johnson Scholars Award Program aims to fuel development of female STEM2D (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, Manufacturing and Design) leaders and feed the STEM2D talent pipeline by awarding and sponsoring women at critical points in their careers, in each of the STEM2D disciplines.

Women in Science and Engineering 

The Women in STEM Mentorship Program provides University of Arizona graduate and undergraduate STEM students an opportunity to learn from the valuable experiences and wisdom of STEM professionals, faculty, and staff.   

You can become a mentor! Mentor Eligibility: STEM professionals (academia, government, industry, non-profit) interested in supporting female-identifying STEM students.

State, National and International Resources

Arizona Women in Higher Education 

Arizona Women in Higher Education (AWHE) supports the journey, leadership development, and advancement of women in Arizona higher education institutions.

AWHE’s goal is to improve professional opportunities for women throughout Arizona in the higher education sector.

HERS Leadership Institute

The HERS Leadership Institute is a transformational, leadership development program for women in higher education, founded to fill leadership pipelines across the United States with dynamic women, each capable of ushering their respective institutions into a more inclusive and equitable future.

Women Lead Change 

Women Lead Change is dedicated to the development, advancement and promotion of women, their organizations, and to impacting the economy and future workforce. Women Lead Change has various programs, workshops and conferences for the development of women leaders.

NIH Women in Science 

The Women in Science website is one of the many achievements of the NIH Working Group on Women in Biomedical Careers.

This website celebrates the successes of women in science. The women’s profiles that are featured on this website highlight their contributions to research, what they learned along the way, and advice they have for other women in science. You will also find information, tools, and resources that support and promote the entry, recruitment, retention, and sustained advancement of women in biomedical research careers.

NIH Women in Leadership: Strategies for Success 

This dynamic workshop series is designed to provide with insights, tools, and strategies to improve leadership skills and expand capacity to lead effectively. This program is designed around the topics that research and experience show to benefit women the most.

NSF Women, Minorities, and Persons with Disabilities in Science and Engineering Resource Website 

This website provides statistical information about the participation of these three groups in science and engineering education and employment. A formal report, in the form of a digest, is issued every two years.

Western Academic Leadership Academy 

The Western Academic Leadership Academy is a year-long professional development program for academic leaders aspiring to become chief academic officers in the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Learning (WICHE) region’s postsecondary sector. The Academy seeks to encourage the talents of the next generation of Western chief academic officers by helping to build the knowledge and skills of academic leaders who are poised to move to that level.

International Science Council (Women in Science Leadership 

International Science Council (ISC) members and partners celebrate International Women’s Day through virtual events, special publications, and by amplifying their year-round work to advance women in science leadership.

Leadership, Women and the United Nations (UN) 

This program covers leadership approaches, gender and cultural dimensions of leadership, and UN experiences. Join other women from across the world to further refine your leadership potential while networking and learning from each other’s experiences. 

Women Innovators and Leaders (WILD) Network 

WILD is a social enterprise that supports global development leaders at all stages of their careers, and their employers, to become even stronger leaders and to foster cultures of inclusive leadership.

HIGHER Women's Leadership Conferences 

HIGHER is a series of professional development conferences designed to create space for conversations and connections that empower women in higher education to push through barriers to reach their career goals and to pull other women up along the way.

Virginia Tech Faculty Women of Color in the Academy (FWCA) Conference 

The Faculty Women of Color in the Academy (FWCA) conference is a unique educational and professional opportunity for indigenous and women of color in higher education to network, engage, and learn with colleagues from around the country.

Harvard University Women of Color Leadership Program 

In this program, you and an exceptional group of peers—women of color who want to make a difference—will gain insight, skills, and relationships that will help you realize your leadership potential and contribute more fully to your company's success.


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