Women in Medicine and Science (WiMS) Committee
The mission of the Tufts Women in Medicine and Science (WiMS) Committee is to promote the professional and personal development of women in medicine and science and to advocate for parity for women at our institution. Founded in 2016 and supported by the Tufts Medical Center Physicians Organization, the Committee is comprised of 20 female faculty from Tufts Medical Center and Floating Hospital for Children.
We sponsor and host workshops, seminars and events geared to promote the professional and personal advancement of female faculty, and we advocate for parity in employment status by engaging with institutional leadership.
Current Chair: Elizabeth Yen, MD
Chair Elect: Senada Arabelovic, DO
Outgoing Chair: Monika Roychowdhury, MD
Past Chair: Neha Sharma, DO
Sub-committees have been organized to advance activities and agendas that are central to achieving the overarching WiMS Committee mission.
- The Salary/Benefits Sub-committee (led by Deborah Blazey-Martin) aims to promote salary equity and a benefits package that is appealing for recruitment, and addresses needs of current women faculty.
- The Work-life Balance and Wellness Sub-committee (led by Monika Roychowdhury) aims to foster policies and programs which allow women to maximize professional capacity while being mindful of physical and mental health.
- The Leadership and Career Development Sub-committee (led by Neha Sharma) aims to promote leadership and career development of women in medical sciences at different career stages through mentorship and sponsorship to increase academic parity at Tufts Medical Center and Floating Hospital for Children.
- The Public Relations and Networking Sub-committee (led by Angie Mae Rodday) aims to promote and support the overall WiMS mission and agenda, and to communicate the committee’s activities to internal and external stakeholders.