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Lead In: Women of Impact in Health Care event
"Lead In: Women of Impact in Health Care" with Vivian Lee
on April 8, 2021.

With more than 40 events since the group's launch in 2017, the Women in Oncology (WIO) group has created many opportunities for its members to connect with one another, support one another, and learn and grow together. Events are both virtual and in-person, and include social and networking get-togethers, guest speakers, leadership sessions, fitness and wellness events, and much more.

View our complete list of upcoming and past events below. Our hope is that other organizations will be inspired to create similar opportunities for their female physicians.

2022 Upcoming Events

  • August 10, 2022: “WIO Welcome Social”
    • 5:30 PM, Liberty Hotel Patio
      Mingle/connect with all the new oncology faculty and oncology fellow and welcome them to the Women In Oncology Group 
      Boston Marathon 2022
      2022 Boston Marathon
  • September 8, 2022: “Sunset Yoga”
    • 6:15 PM – Charles River Esplanade (The Hatshell)
  • September 18, 2022: “MGH Cancer Center Everyday Amazing Race”
  • October 7, 2022: “Lessons Learned From Program Development: An Inside Look Into FASI”
    • 5:30 PM - with WIO member/ FASI co-founder and executive chair Christine Olsen
  • November 9, 2022: “Thankful For Colleagues” Mystery Dinner
    • 5:30 PM - Be paired up with WIO members you may have never met before, or connect with regularly and get to know one another
  • December 11, 2022: Holiday Celebration
    • 4:00 PM

 

All Past Events

2022
Winter Warrior Challenge
Winter Warrior Challenge - January 2022
2022 Monthly Leadership/Skills Training with Boda Group coaching experts, "Supporting Each Other to the Top - Learning What it Takes"
  • MGPO Uplift Grant was awarded to fund this series
    Four sessions occurring in January, February, March, April
Winter Warrior Challenge
  • January 1-31: A challenge to walk or run outside for at least 1 mile every day (in Boston) in the month of January
The Active Grandparent Hypothesis: An Evolutionary Explanation For Why Exercise is Weird But Healthy
  • January 27: Dr. Daniel Lieberman, Professor of Biological Sciences and Human Evolutionary Biology at Harvard University
How the Pandemic Changed Us
How the Pandemic Changed Us event.
How The Pandemic Changed Us: Lessons Learned For Us, Our Children, and Our Community
  • February 11: Dr. Nancy Rappaport, Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School
Simple, Yet Delicious! Meal Prep Hacks for the Busy MD
Cook Class event
Simple, Yet Delicious! Cook Class
Let’s Make Sleep Our Superpower, Not the Enemy
  • April 1:  Dr. Suzanne Bertisch, Assistant Professor in Medicine at Harvard Medical School
    Physician/Clinical Investigator, sleep and circadian disorders in the Department of Medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston
Let’s Make Sleep Our Superpower, Not the Enemy event
Let’s Make Sleep Our Superpower, Not the Enemy event.
"Closing the Gender Pay Gap in Medicine: Identifying Drivers of Inequity and Devising Solutions"
  • May 5: Dr. Amy Gottlieb
"Work and Purpose in Challenging Times"
  • May 11: Dr. Nancy Tarbell
Self-Care for Healthcare
  • May 20: Dr. Robyn Tiger - Physician & Trauma-Informed Self-Care Coach, Founder, StressFreeMD
MGH Paving Program 5k
  • June 1-5: Virtual 5K
Granite State Quest
  • July 9: The Timberland Company, Stratham, New Hampshire
2021

Virtual Holiday Paint Night

  • December 16, 2021

“Disability Insurance” with Mark Haser

“Letter to a Young Female Physician” with Suzanne Koven

Mass General Cancer Center Everyday Amazing Race

  • September 11, 2021 - WIO members participated in this virtual race to help support the Mass General Cancer Center.

“Picture a Scientist”

Picture a Scientist event
Picture a Scientist event.
  • August 12, 2021 Scheduled a viewing of the film “Picture a Scientist”, which chronicles the groundswell of researchers who are writing a new chapter for women scientists. Hosted by Aparna Parikh, MD.

“Journey Through Infertility” with Fumiko Chino and Ariela Marshall

Summer Social

Summer Social event
Summer Social event.
  • Hosted by Terry Mulvey, MD.
  • July 15, 2021 outdoor summer social for WIO members.

MGH PAVING Program 5K

  • June 6, 2021 5K to help support the MGH PAVING Program, “PAVING The Path To Wellness For Breast Cancer Survivors.”

Happier Now Session 2 - “Fire Up Your Capacity to Achieve Audacious Goals" with Nataly Kogan

  • May 26, 2021 virtual event with Nataly Kogan, author of "Happier Now" and founder of Happier, Inc. The second of two sessions, this session focused on "proven practices to get out of the valley of struggle and use your bigger why to succeed through challenges." Hosted by Kerry Reynolds, MD and Rachel Rosovsky, MD.
Lung Strong 5K Walk/Run
Lung Strong 5K Walk/Run.

Lung Strong 5K Walk/Run

  • May 8, 2021 Lung Strong 5K Walk/Run with members of the WIO group.

Happier Now Session 1 – “How to Talk Back to Your Brain When It Causes You Self-Doubt" with Nataly Kogan

  • May 6, 2021 virtual event with Nataly Kogan, author of "Happier Now" and founder of Happier, Inc. The first of two sessions, this session focused on "science-backed skills and practices to remove the mental blocks that hold you back." Hosted by Kerry Reynolds, MD and Rachel Rosovsky, MD.

“Pelofondo”

  • April 17-18, 2021: Peloton group rides with WIO members who ride under the group hashtag, #MGHWomenInOnc.

"Lead In: Women of Impact in Health Care" with Vivian Lee

"Shamrockin' Run 5K"

  • March 20, 2021 5K run for WIO members.

"Paint Night!”

Paint Night event
Paint Night event.

“Grace/Empathy after Loss"

  • January 15, 2021 virtual event to discuss "Giving Yourself and Each Other Grace/Empathy after Loss." Hosted by Therese Mulvey, MD.
2020

“Financial Planning - Considerations for the Female Oncologist” with Mark Haser

“Fitness is FUN!”

  • November 26, 2020: Peloton Turkey Burn Ride with WIO members.

"Career Advancement and Leadership Skills for Women in Healthcare"

"Bringing it all Together: Making a Strategic Shift"

  • Virtual event on October 21, 2020. The fourth in a four-part "Women in Medicine Leadership Series," this session described key strategic shifts in perspective that are essential for career women to adopt in order to transition successfully to increasing leadership positions, and brought together the lessons learned across the program to develop a forward plan. Hosted by Kerry Reynolds, MD with Camilla Heinzmann from OrangeGrove Consulting.

"Quantify Your Value: Self-Promotion"

"Understanding Bias: Challenges & Opportunities for Women"

  • Virtual event on September 23, 2020. The second in a four-part "Women in Medicine Leadership Series," this session focused on helping women recognize and overcome unconscious biases through case studies to improve decision-making and risk-taking. Hosted by Kerry Reynolds, MD with Camilla Heinzmann from OrangeGrove Consulting.

"Advancing Your Career During COVID-19"

Lifestyle Medicine for Leaders event
Lifestyle Medicine for Leaders event.

"Lifestyle Medicine for Leaders" with Beth Frates

Cancelled due to COVID-19

Cancelled due to COVID-19

Cancelled due to COVID-19

"Strength and Focus Through Times of Adversity" with Lihua Yu

  • January 30, 2020 WIO evening event featuring Dr. Lihua Yu, President and Chief Data Sciences Officer of H3 Biomedicine. Hosted by Lipika Goyal, MD and Marcia Browne, MD.
2019

Breakfast with Inga Lennes to discuss Leadership Pearls

"Success Strategies for Life and Career" with Allison Rimm

Success Strategies for Life and Career event
Success Strategies for Life and Career event.

"The Children’s Room"

  • August 22, 2019 WIO event at The Children's Room in Arlington, MA. Hosted by Lauren Dias, MD.

“There’s Not Enough Time…and Other Lies We Tell Ourselves” with Jill Farmer

There's Not Enough Time and Other Lies We Tell Ourselves event
There's Not Enough Time and Other Lies We Tell Ourselves event.
  • July 11, 2019 - Joint event with the MGPO and the WIO group at the Liberty Hotel in Boston. Event included a presentation and book signing by Jill Farmer, life coach and author of "There’s Not Enough Time…and Other Lies We Tell Ourselves”. Hosted by Inga Lennes, MD, MPH, MBA.

"Bootcamp"

  • March 14, 2019 - Tips and tricks for "Setting Boundaries in Order to Care for Ourselves" during a personalized "Burn Boot Camp" class for the WIO group followed by appetizers. Hosted by Aparna Parikh, MD.

“Teaming Across Your Organization To Build A Better Future” with Amy Edmondson

Teaming Across Your Organization event
Teaming Across Your Organization event.
  • On January 9, 2019 the WIO group attended a dinner event with Amy Edmondson, author and the Novartis Professor of Leadership and Management at Harvard Business School. Hosted by Lecia Sequist, MD, MPH.

 

2018 - 2017

"Development"

  • December 12, 2018 - WIO event at MGH with development team members discussing the topic "Success in Fundraising/Development: What it Takes." Hosted by Lori Wirth, MD.

"The Art of Negotiation” with Kess Hong

  • On September 20, 2018 the WIO group had a social gathering with Kess Hong, Senior Lecturer in Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School, who specializes in the areas of negotiation and decision-making. Hosted by Aparna Parikh, MD.

“Soul Satisfying Success" with Allison Rimm

Soul Satisfying Successevent
Soul Satisfying Success event.
  • All women in the Mass General Cancer Center (faculty, RNs, NPs, front desk staff, etc.) were invited to this event in May 2018 featuring executive coach Allison RimmHosted by Amy Comander, MD.

"Networking with Other Divisions" with Female Physicians in Palliative Care/Critical Care

  • MGH Oncology faculty and fellows, along with the women of palliative care and pulmonary, were invited to an evening social sponsored by the Department of Medicine. Goal was to increase communication and networking between women physicians in different fields of medicine across the department. Hosted by Jennifer Shin, MD.

"Sponsorship vs Mentorship - What is the Difference, Why Do You Need Both?"

Sponsorship vs Mentorship event
Sponsorship vs Mentorship event.
  • Invited all MGH Oncology faculty, fellows, and internal medicine residents. Hosted by Marcia Browne, MD.

"How Can We Support Each Other/Importance of Networking"

  • Invited all MGH Oncology faculty (including network sites), fellows, and internal medicine residents to a social hour. Hosted by Therese Mulvey, MD on July 24, 2017.

Panel Discussion Regarding Career Options

Women in Oncology's first event
Women in Oncology's first event
in 2017.
  • Women in Oncology kick-off event: a panel discussion on career options

 

 

 

Impact

Kimberly Brennan, DOKimberly Brennan, DO
"The Women in Oncology events has probably been my favorite surprise about working for MGH. I couldn’t imagine such a supportive group of women getting together...

and celebrating each other and moving forward together, being educated and learning and relaxing and becoming better doctors, and people - together."

Kimberly Brennan, DO

 

 

Gaby Hobbs, MDGaby Hobbs, MD
“The Women in Oncology events pre-pandemic were a great way to meet other women in the Cancer Center, but COVID has solidified our community in a way that I didn’t think would be possible online...

The first time I felt truly connected to all of the wonderful women in this group was through the leadership course that was offered in the fall. It’s amazing how having a small break-group on Zoom with other women in the Cancer Center can help foster a sense of community and support. Just knowing that other women were struggling/thriving in similar ways to me was so uplifting."

Gaby Hobbs, MD

 

 

Therese Mulvey, MDTerry Mulvey, MD
"The most amazing testimonial is the sheer number of women who have joined in - NPs, fellows and staff. The need is great as is evidenced by this number...

of people who not only joined but also who stay. The variety of ways to interact, meetings, Peloton group, running group, etc...hope to have a writing group at some point...speaks to how much this was probably always needed but even more so now."

Terry Mulvey, MD

 

 

Lauren Dias, MDLauren Dias, MD
"I so enjoy the camaraderie and sense of community fostered by the Women in Oncology events, it is such a great addition to our work experience. It truly helps to make me, as a community oncologist...

feel connected to my colleagues throughout the network in a fun, nurturing, and rewarding way. I look forward to ongoing participation and am grateful to be part of this group!”

Lauren Dias, MD