Executive Committee Member for Advancing Women’s Careers

Position Overview:

We are seeking dedicated and passionate faculty members to join the newly formed Executive Committee for advancing women’s careers. As a committee member, you will play a pivotal role in advancing gender equity with the Department of Medicine, working closely with the Vice Chair for the Advancement of Women’s Careers. This position offers a unique opportunity to contribute to the development and implementation of strategic initiatives aimed at fostering a more inclusive and supportive environment for women in academia.

We welcome individuals from diverse backgrounds and experiences to apply for this position. We are seeking individuals from various divisions, tracks (investigator, research, clinician tracks), and ranks (instructor to full professors).

Please submit in 500 words or less your interest in joining the committee, along with your Curriculum Vitae using this WUSTL box link by August 29, 2023.  Additional questions about this leadership opportunity can be directed to Dr. Rakhee Bhayani at bhayanir@wustl.edu.


  1. Attend Monthly Meetings: As an active participant on the Executive Committee, you will be expected to attend monthly meetings to engage in discussions, collaborate with fellow members, and contribute to the decision-making process.
  2. Strategic Planning: Work closely with the committee to develop a comprehensive strategic plan.
  3. Goal Prioritization: Advocate for a transparent and evidence-based approach to prioritize goals. Identifying high-impact initiatives will be essential to ensure our efforts yield meaningful results.
  4. Active Engagement in Work Groups: Actively participate in workgroups to implement recommendations.
  5. Act as a Liaison to Your Division: Communicate the committee’s initiatives, progress, and outcomes to your division and encourage their active involvement in the advancement of gender equity.
  6. Three-Year Term: The Executive Committee Member position entails a three-year term commitment, ensuring continuity and stability in our endeavors.


  • Passion for promoting gender equity and empowering women in academic medicine.
  • Demonstrated commitment to advancing diversity and inclusion initiatives.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills to effectively collaborate with fellow committee members and external stakeholders.


  • Opportunity to make a significant impact on gender equity within academic medicine.
  • Networking and collaboration with colleagues within the department.
  • A chance to contribute to and shape the strategic direction of the organization.

We welcome individuals from diverse backgrounds and experiences to apply for this position. If you are passionate about promoting gender equity, empowering women in academic medicine, and contributing to lasting change, we encourage you to submit your application and join us in our mission to create a more equitable and inclusive future.