The Gender Equity Initiative seeks to increase the representation, advancement, and workplace satisfaction of women identified community members and other genders currently underrepresented at the Larner College of Medicine. Through education,
recognition of achievements, and advocacy, the Gender Equity Initiative seeks to foster a safe, equitable, and just work environment for the benefit of all community members.
We understand that “gender equity” is not a “woman’s issue.” It affects everyone in our work environment, and all voices are necessary to achieve our goals. We understand that inclusive and
equitable teams stimulate and propel our work in medicine and science and know that structural and cultural barriers exist that impede advancement based on gender. Through education, recognition of achievements, and advocacy, the Gender
Equity Initiative seeks to foster a safe, equitable, and just work environment for the benefit of all community members.
The Gender Equity Steering Committee guides the mission and goals of the Gender Equity Initiative. It is comprised of LCOM community members representing different stages of career from across clinical and basic science departments. The
committee is intentionally diverse with members from diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds as well as gender identities and sexual orientation. Working groups of additional faculty and staff that coalesce around a selection of the above
goals report to GESC on a monthly basis.
Anne Dougherty, MD, Chair
Taking place during Women’s History Month in March, the Celebration of Gender Equity with its concommitant Annual Gender Equity Lecture serves multiple purposes in academic medicine. Not only does it call out the achievements and
contributions of individuals, but it also broadcasts the individual's presence to a wider audience, is noted on their CV, and is a signifier of the reputation of the individual which helps in the promotion process. Learn more