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About the WFO

The Feinberg School of Medicine has always believed strongly in supporting women in medicine. The Northwestern Medical Women Faculty Organization (WFO) is committed to promoting women faculty members at all levels of their careers at the medical school and beyond.

The WFO was established more than 30 years ago under the auspices of the Medical School Dean's Office. WFO was first chaired by Carolyn Brent, MD, associate professor of Anesthesiology, who led the effort to review issues of particular interest to women faculty in the Feinberg School of Medicine, including professional development, support systems and salary equity. Today, our Steering Committee is continuing to promote the academic development of women faculty and promote efforts throughout Northwestern to nurture a community rich in diversity. The committee is composed of representatives from basic research, clinical and private practice and affiliated hospitals. We also have medical student representatives from the American Medical Women's Association (AMWA) and representatives from the Women's Center.

Throughout the year, the WFO hosts and participates in multiple activities that promote women's professional achievement, mentoring and networking. Please read a message from our chairs and see our latest awards and honors our to learn more about these exciting events.

We invite you to learn more about our multifaceted organization and what the WFO offers to women in medicine. For more information about our organization, please contact WFO leadership.