UCSF to Host Women's Forum on Staff Career Advancement

Amy Levine

What does it take to succeed at UC? What are some best practices already in place? What more is needed? The campus community is invited to discuss the answers to these questions during three forums on Monday, June 25 in the School of Nursing building, room N 225. UCSF will host the following forums organized by faculty, students and staff and all are welcome to attend: * The student forum will be held from 9 to 10:30 a.m. * The staff forum will be held from noon to 1:30 p.m. * The faculty forum will be held from 3:30 to 5 p.m. A delegation led by Associate President Linda Williams from the UC Office of the President (UCOP) is visiting all the UC campuses and labs to get ideas and collect information on innovative local programs that address the challenges faced by women at UC. This project is part of a systemwide Creating Change Initiative geared toward UC women that focuses on addressing the career advancement of women in the University of California. The purpose of these campus forums is to gather information on current practices regarding advancing the professional career development of UC's women, determine which practices can be replicated and assess whether a systemwide approach to these issues would be useful. Joining Williams during the campus visits will be Presidential Staff Fellow Amy Levine, who is also the executive director of the Center for Gender Equity at UCSF, and Sharon Washington, interim director of Faculty Equity Programs. Levine was appointed to the UCOP post last year and recently was recognized with the UCSF Chancellor's Award for Exceptional University Management for her efforts promoting leadership among women staff. Those interested in attending a forum are asked to please RSVP to Geraldine Castaneda by Wednesday, June 20. Related Links: Longtime Women's Advocate to Serve UCOP Fellowship
UCSF Today, Dec. 21, 2006