F098 - Closing the Gender Gap in Academic Dermatology and Dermatology Leadership: Problems and Solutions
Sunday, February 18; 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Following this course, the attendee should be able to:
- Identify challenges faced in dermatology careers, particularly by women, at home and in the workplace.
- Discuss strategies for time efficiency and work-life balance.
- Explore leadership and communication styles and ways that men can support women in leadership positions.
Women currently are the majority of dermatology trainees. Although strides have been made, women remain underrepresented in leadership positions. Lack of mentorship, lack of leadership training, differing leadership styles, and bias towards gender roles may contribute to these disparities.
In this interactive session, a panel of dermatologists in various career stages will discuss topics focused on helping women be successful in leadership positions. The panel will share tips and pearls for success and balance in any career path in dermatology; audience interaction is encouraged. Although focusing on women, we strongly encourage participation by all genders.
- Grant-Kels, Jane Margaret, MD: no financial relationships exist with commercial interests.
- James, William D., MD: Elsevier Inc. – O(OB); WebMD – O(H);
- Shinohara, Michi, MD: Actelion – I(S); Elorac, Inc. – I(S); Solgenix, Inc. – I(S);
- Wanat, Karolyn, MD: no financial relationships exist with commercial interests.
Sunday, February 18
Dr. Shinohara / Introduction: Framing the Issues
Dr. Shinohara / Presenting Gravitas: Tips for Being Taken Seriously at Work
Dr. James / Supporting Successful Women
Dr. Wanat / Managing the 2 Career Household
Dr. Grant-Kels / Mentor-Mentee Relationships: Gender-Specific Differences
All faculty / Panel Discussion