Women Leaders

AU & AU Health Awards 2016-17

Five graduates of the Women Leaders Pipeline Program earned high honors for their valuable contributions to Augusta University. Please congratulates these women when you see them.

 jyoungOutstanding Faculty Award 2016-17
 The Graduate School
 Jennifer (Jen) C. Sullivan, PhD
 Associate Professor, Physiology,  Pharmacology & Toxicology
 The Graduate School

nyoungOutstanding Faculty Award 2016-17
Dental College of Georgia
Nancy Beth Young, DMD
Assistant Professor, General Dentistry

Employee Awards 2016-17
Spirit Award
Jennifer Young, BS
Supervisor, Cytogenetics Laboratory
Anatomic Pathology


Employee Awards 2016-17
Team Award
Barbara R. Henley, MD
Assistant Professor
Section Chief, Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery
Obstetrics and Gynecology

  Faculty Development 2016-17
  Almira Vazdarjanova, PhD
  Integrity Award
  Associate Professor
  Pharmacology and Toxicology

Women in the workplace Report (2016)

Women in the Workplace is a comprehensive study of the state of women in corporate America. The study is part of a long-term partnership between LeanIn.Org and McKinsey & Company to encourage female leadership and foster gender equality in the workplace.

Click to read the Women in the Workplace 2016 Report

Saying "no" when the task does not support your career goals

Saying "No"

  • Most people have a hard time saying "no", primarily because they feel that it casts them in a negative light. They feel that it will make them seem like less of a team player or that they are trying to avoid work.
  • Saying a mindful "no" is actually a positive action, as it allows you to work toward your own purpose and allows others the opportunity to step up to the challenge.
  • It is important to be assertive in your behavior, and not aggressive. Being assertive will allow you to get your message across without invoking a negative emotional response from the listener.
  • Be clear, concise and consistent in your message.

Nine Practices to Help you Say "No"
Say "No" for Work Life Balance
Assertive Communications for Better Relationships

Graduates: Women Leaders Pipeline Program 2017


Women: Build Your Negotiation toolkit

3 Part Series on NEGOTIATION with Ashleigh Shelby Rosette, Associate Professor of Management and Organizations at Duke University, Fuqua School of Business

Women and Negotiation

Most women do not negotiate salary, promotions and other advancement opportunities that men commonly and aggressively pursue.

Failure for women to advocate for themselves is often the difference between climbing the career ladder at a healthy pace and not climbing it at all.

The negotiation skills men and women use to achieve their goals at the bargaining table differ in subtle yet important ways.  Women tend to be more indirect when asking for things. Many women will merely imply what they want, but not come out and ask for it.

Most of the mistakes women make in negotiation happen before entering the conversation. Think about: what do you want? What do they want? Is it really important? What would you do if you didn’t get a resolution?  If nothing, then why negotiate for this – put your energy elsewhere. Establish in your own mind what alternatives and trade-offs you might be willing to consider.

Many women set lower goals and are satisfied with less than men, but it is not clear why. Experts often say that one theory is that women compare themselves to other women and they do not include men when comparing salaries, benefits, or promotions.

Women are more likely to take “no” for an answer, whereas men might make a counteroffer.

    Negotiation Strategies for Women
    Negotiation Salary 101
    Lean Out: The Dangers for Women Who Negotiate

Unconscious Gender Bias in the Workplace

AAMC NEWS recently hosted a session on Unconscious Gender Bias in Academic Medicine. Although bias is as natural as breathing, we need to learn to minimize its effect. Click to read more.

Take time to educate yourself on the issue of unconscious bias by viewing these videos:
    Curb unconscious gender bias (3 mins)     
    Solutions for women in the workplace
(16 mins)

Awareness training is the first step to unraveling unconscious bias because it allows employees to recognize that everyone possesses them and to identify their own biases. Take the "free" online Implicit Association Test to assess your bias.