Women Executives in Science & Healthcare is committed to the advancement and promotion of women to executive positions in healthcare and the sciences. WESH provides programs that enhance professional development and provide networking and mentoring opportunities.
Are you on a leadership pathway? Do you hold positions like Chief of Staff, Director, Chair of Department, or a Medical Director? Do you want to advance in your field or move to a higher administrative leadership position?
The “glass ceiling” certainly still exists in American scientific and healthcare communities. Cracking it is much easier with a peer group to turn to for support. WESH provides the structure and venue for networking and much more. Being a member will assist you as you move onward to leadership positions and as you strive to help others succeed as well.
Take control of your career! Join WESH today!
- Learn more about leadership development and executive career advancement strategies
- Engage in networking, both face to face and across the miles, with other women colleagues
- Recognize and support colleagues in your field
- Keep up to date on issues important to women leaders
- Annual CME WESH Summit
- Annual WESH Reception at the AAMC meeting
- WESH Spotlights Newsletters
- Quarterly WESH Leadership Journal
Any woman in science or health care at approximately mid-career or later who is working in a leadership position is welcomed to become a member.
Here's what WESH Members are saying about the Association:
"WESH has provided me with a valuable and unique networking opportunity. Being connected with other senior women leaders who experience similar challenges and understand and appreciate my career goals has been invaluable. The opportunity to peer mentor other women is also something that brings value to my life. I recommend WESH to women leaders in science and healthcare as an important resource."
Kathleen Clem, MD, FACEP
Professor and Chair
Department of Emergency Medicine
"Years ago now I was lucky enough to be selected to participate in one of the very first classes of the ELAM Program. Wow! What a truly career changing experience that was. Of all I gained that year, nothing was as important a lesson as the importance of developing a circle of contacts, a network of like-minded colleagues who were facing some of the same challenges that I was. And how much more meaningful it was to me that have that circle, that network to be made largely of women. I became an active member of SELAM which sort of started out as an alumni group from the ELAM Program but, over the years, grew to be something much more as we reached out to all women who were trying to climb the ladders of health care and science. As SELAM morphed into WESH, well I came right along.
WESH provides me the opportunity to constantly renew that network. The newsletter always provides me new insights into my professional and personal situation and the summit truly allows me to expand my horizons as I enlarge my network. I am committed to help WESH grow so that we can reach out to colleagues and, even more importantly, the women coming behind us."
Lindsey K. Grossman, MD
Chair, Department of Pediatrics
Baystate Children's Hospital and Professor of Pediatrics at Tufts University School of Medicine
"After the first WESH Spring Leadership Summit, I was hooked. This fantastic group of women is an incredible network for learning about leadership in academic medical centers. The support, education, and networking are invaluable!"
Jennifer Wisdom, PhD MPH
Assistant Dean for Research Resources in Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University