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Professional Development Workshop at ENDO’24 was a success!

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Obtaining Leadership Skills and Positions: Panel Discussion co-sponsored by Women in Endocrinology (WE) 

  • Event organized by WE at ENDO 2024, June 3, 2024

  • The goal of this session was: To expose attendees to important leadership skills that will help attendees obtain and succeed in leadership positions.

  • Learning Objectives:

  • 1.     Strategies to Communicate Your Value as a Leader
  • 2.     Leadership Roles: Choosing the Right Time and Strategy for Transitions
  • 3.     Peer-Peer Leadership and Communication Skills, Building a Network


Target Audience: Everyone

Opening Remarks by WE President-Elect: Ellen Seely, MD

Professor, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School

Moderator: Laura Dichtel, MD, MHS, Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School

“What does it mean to be a leader and why you

should care”

Ann Taylor, MD

President, Women in Endocrinology

Co-Chair, NASEM Forum on Drug Discovery

“What is an Industry Leader?”

Rajaa Nahra, MD, MSc 

Executive Medical Director Oncology Clinical Development 


“Becoming the Community We Want to Be: Peer-Peer Leadership”

Gayathri Devi, PhD, MS.

Chair, Women in Endocrinology, Mentoring Committee

Professor in Surgery, Pathology, Duke Cancer Institute

Duke University School of Medicine

“Never too Early to Start Developing Leadership Skills

Lindsey S. TreviƱo, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Division of Health Equities

Department of Population Sciences, City of Hope

“Making Your Difference a Strength: Effective Leadership by Embracing a Culture of Equity and Inclusion”

CheriƩ L. Butts, PhD

Medical Director, Therapeutics Development Unit


Open Discussion led by WE Mentoring Committee

Attentive and engaged audience.

WE Annual Meeting, ENDO 2024

Introductory remarks by Ann Taylor, MD and concluding remarks from Ann Taylor, MD and incoming WE President Ellen Seely, MD.

Congrats to Dr Susan Moenter for receiving the WE Mentoring Award 2024.

Congrats to all the WE Young Investigator Award 2024 recipients!

WE Annual Meeting Speaker at ENDO 2024

Speaker: Prof. Ashley Whillans

'Scientific Strategies to Reclaim Time & Live a Happier and More Productive Life.'

Ashley Whillans is an associate professor in the Negotiation, Organizations & Markets Unit, teaching the Motivation and Incentives course to MBA students. Professor Whillans earned her PhD in Social Psychology from the University of British Columbia. Her research seeks to understand the associations between time, money, and subjective wellbeing. She is particularly interested in understanding how individual, organizational and societal factors like gender, workplace policies, and income inequality predict how people value and spend time and money, with possible implications for well-being. 


WE Annual Meeting 2023 

Chicago, IL during 2023 Endocrine Society Meeting 

June 16, 2023 

Ann Taylor succeeds Whitney Woodmansee as President

Erica Marsh delivers empowering keynote,“Where do WE go from here?: Allyship 2.0”.

Student travel award winners

PANEL SESSION, ENDO2023: Obtaining Leadership Skills and Positions 

2023 Endocrine Society Meeting 

June 16, 2023 

WE Panelists Dr. Margaret Wierman, Dr. Ellen Seely and Dr. Gayathri Devi and Moderator Dr. Laura Dichtel.

“Building Your Confidence: Overcoming Barriers to Effective Leadership”- Ellen Seely, M.D. Director of Clinical Research, Endocrinology, Diabetes and Hypertension Division, Vice Chair, Faculty Development, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

“Embracing Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI): A Key to Effective Leadership” - Gayathri Devi, Ph.D., MS. Professor, Departments of Surgery, Pathology, Duke University School of Medicine; Associate Director, Research Education, Surgery; Program Director, Duke Inflammatory Breast Cancer Consortium, Duke Cancer Institute; Chair WE Mentoring Committee

“Collaborative Negotiations” - Margaret Wierman, MD. Professor of Medicine and Integrative Physiology, Director of the Pituitary and Adrenal Tumor Program, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Camps; Staff Physician, Rocky Mountain Regional VA Medical Center.

Moderator: Laura Dichtel, MD, MHS. Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Director, Massachusetts General Hospital Parental Wellness Program; Neuroendocrine Unit, Endocrine Division, Massachusetts General Hospital.

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