LWIMS Bylaws

LWIMS Bylaws

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Louisville Women in Medicine and Science (L-WIMS) was founded in October 2014 to advance the careers of women in medicine and science by promoting an environment that supports opportunities to succeed in academic medicine at the University of Louisville. Membership in the L-WIMS organization is open to all female-identifying faculty at the University of Louisville School of Medicine.  The purpose of L-WIMS is:

    1. To support and promote the professional development of women faculty.
    2. To promote scientific and teaching excellence in women faculty.
    3. To increase the representation, participation and leadership of women in the organizational structure of the University of Louisville School of Medicine and its standing committees.
    4. To promote equity for women with regard to faculty recruitment, leadership positions, salary, retention, and promotion and tenure.
    5. To promote the development and enhancement of leadership skills.
    6. To facilitate communication and networking among women in medicine and science at all levels within University of Louisville School of Medicine.
    7. To provide mentorship and support for women faculty at University of Louisville School of Medicine.
    8. To create and promote a positive and healthy work environment for women.
    9. To sponsor and support high-quality faculty development opportunities for all faculty within the School of Medicine.
    10. To build a supportive community for women, from both within and outside the institution.
    11. To spearhead the nomination and recognition of women faculty for awards locally, regionally, and nationally.

 

The standing committees of L-WIMS are established to assist in achieving the goals of the organization. Standing committees shall include:

    1. Networking Committee:   This committee will foster and promote mentoring opportunities and relationships between female faculty and female students/trainees.
    2. Programming Committee: This committee shall plan and implement personal development activities for L-WIMS.
    3. Research Committee: This committee will foster gender equity research and research collaborations across the campus.
    4. Special Events Committee: This committee will plan and implement fundraising events, and other events not previously mentioned.