Women Faculty in the Department of Psychiatry

The over-arching goal of the Women Faculty Group (WFG) is to help women faculty at Columbia Psychiatry develop their careers andaddress gender-specific challenges often encountered by women in academic medicine. The WFG holds monthly meetings directed towards providing skills, education, and support to facilitate professional growth and success with an emphasis on topics particularly relevant to women faculty. Meetings are open to all faculty.

Popular topics have included dealing with difficult employees, negotiating, getting a seat at the table, identifying and addressing gender disparities, and addressing work-life balance. Many speakers have been senior women at Columbia who have shared stories and advice based on their career trajectories. The Co-Chairs welcome suggestions for speakers and topics.


Abby J. Fyer, MD