Professional Development Resources

AAMC Academic Medicine Statistics: This report displays the state of women in academic medicine and helps you turn data into action to advance women at your institution.

AAMC's Group on Women in Medicine and Science (GWIMS):The GWIMS advances the full and successful participation and inclusion of women within academic medicine by addressing gender equity, recruitment and retention, awards and recognition, and career advancement.

American Association of University Women (AAUW): AAUW Breaking Through Barriers for Women and Girls.

American Medical Women's Association (AMWA): The American Medical Women's Association is an organization which functions at the local, national, and international level to advance women in medicine and improve women's health.

Association for Women in Science: The Association for Women in Science is dedicated to achieving equity and full participation for all women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Catalyst: Catalyst is the leading nonprofit organization with a mission to expand opportunities for women and business.

Harvard Catalyst: Harvard Catalyst serves the research community by offering courses and educational programs, research consulting, tools for study design and clinical trial collaboration, guidance on regulatory issues, and pilot funding for novel, high-impact projects – all available to trainees, fellows, and faculty.

Changing the Face of Medicine: Discover the many ways that women have influenced and enhanced the practice of medicine.

ELAM - Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine: The Hedwig van Ameringen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine® (ELAM)® program is dedicated to developing the professional and personal skills required to lead and manage in today's complex health care environment, with special attention to the unique challenges facing women in leadership positions.

HealthyWomen(HW) - National Women's Health Resource Center: HealthyWomen (HW) is the nation's leading independent health information source for women.

Institute for Women's Policy Research: A research organization dedicated to informing and stimulating the debate on issues of critical importance to women and their families.

The Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women: The MCSW is a state-established body charged with reviewing the status of women in Massachusetts and offering recommendations regarding policy that would improve access to opportunities and equality.

MomMD®: MomMD® encourages and supports women physicians, residents, medical students, premeds, and nurses, not only in their careers but also in their everyday life.

International Center for Research on Women (ICRW): The ICRW is a global research institute that identifies women’s contributions as well as the obstacles that prevent them from being economically strong and able to fully participate in society.

Social Security for Women: Social Security has provided financial protection through retirement, disability, and survivors benefits.

United States Department of Labor Women's Bureau: The Women's Bureau develops policies and standards and conducts inquiries to safeguard the interests of working women; to advocate for their equality and economic security for themselves and their families; and to promote quality work environments.

Society of Research Administrators International (SRA International): The Society of Research Administrators International (SRA International) is the premier global research management society providing education, professional development and the latest comprehensive information about research management to over 5,000 members from over 40 countries.

Society for Women's Health Research (SWHR): The SWHR is the thought leader in promoting research on biological sex differences in disease and improving women’s health through science, policy, and education.

Resources by Clinical Specialty


Women's Dermatologic Society: The mission of the Women's Dermatologic Society is to be the premier organization cultivating personal and professional development of dermatologists dedicated to excellence in patient care, mentorship, volunteerism, and leadership.


American Association for Cancer Research (AACR)-Women in Cancer Research (WICR): Women in Cancer Research (WICR) is a membership group within the AACR committed to recognizing women's scientific achievements and fostering their career development and advancement in cancer research.


Women in Endocrinology: Women in Endocrinology is an organization devoted to promoting and facilitating the professional development and advancement of women in the field of Endocrinology.


American Academy of Neurology (AAN) - Women's Issues in Neurology Section: The Women’s Issues in Neurology Section aims to increase the awareness of women’s issues by encouraging research and educational ventures.


Women in Neurosurgery: Women in Neurosurgery aims to educate, inspire, and encourage women neurosurgeons to realize their professional and personal goals, and to serve neurosurgery in addressing the issues inherent to training and maintaining a diverse and balanced workforce.


Ruth Jackson Orthopaedic Society (RJOS): The RJOS was founded as a support and networking group for the growing number of women orthopaedic surgeons.


American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) - Women in Pediatrics: The mission of the American Academy of Pediatrics is to attain optimal physical, mental, and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents and young adults.


American Association for Women Radiologists (AAWR): The AAWR is a professional organization for women radiologists established in 1981 with focus on networking, mentoring, increasing the visibility of women, and representation on the American College of Radiology board.


Association of Women Surgeons (AWS): The AWS is committed to supporting women surgeons at various stages in their career – from medical school through retirement.

Women in Thoracic Surgery (WTS): WTS was founded with a mission to enhance the quality of medical care given to patients of its members, to mentor young women thoracic surgeons, to enhance the education of patients about heart and lung diseases and to enhance educational opportunities for women thoracic surgeons.


Society of Women in Urology (SWIU): TSWIU's mission is to support the professional development and career advancement of women urologists and urologic researchers through education, advocacy, and mentorship.