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Women’s History Month 2021


The Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in collaboration with other units and student groups at Baylor will be hosting a series of College-wide activities to celebrate Women's History Month. On Tuesday, March 30 at noon, the recipients of the 2021 Women of Excellence and Allies of Women of Excellence Awards will be announced along with a featured speaker.

The Women of Excellence Award was established in 2018 to honor individuals who have demonstrated extraordinary dedication to issues that affect women at Baylor College of Medicine or in the larger community and who exemplify Baylor values. The purpose of the Allies of Women of Excellence, established in 2019, is to recognize individuals who work side by side to empower women in reaching their full professional potential. The committee recognizes that members of the College leadership have formal roles related to promoting and advancing women. View nomination information and see recipients of 2020 awards. The deadline to submit nomination packets is Feb. 5, 2021.


2021 Observation Events


Feb. 5, 2021: Deadline to submit a nomination packet for a Women of Excellence Award or Allies of Women. View nomination information and see recipients of 2020 awards.

March 10, 2021 from 5 to 6:15 p.m.: The Center for Professionalism (co-sponsored by the Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Title IX Office, Office of the Provost, and Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences) will host a panel discussion on the feature film, Picture a Scientist, directed by Sharon Shattuck and Ian Cheney. Picture a Scientist is film and strategies to address discrimination in science and medicine. 
Panelists include: Dr. Mary Dickinson, Dr. Stacy Lloyd, Dr. Matthew Rasband, and Dr. Carolyn Smith.
Please register to attend the virtual panel discussion. Once you are registered you will be sent a link to access a preview of the film. There will be a 72-hour window to preview the film from March 7 through 9.

March 18, 2021 from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m.: Baylor's Center of Excellence in Health Equity, Training and Research Grand Rounds (in collaboration with the Department of Medicine Grand Rounds) will feature Vivian Pinn, M.D., senior scientist emerita, Fogarty International Center, National Institutes of Health (NIH). Dr. Pinn was the inaugural director of the NIH's Office of Research on Women's Health and first permanent NIH associate director of research on women's health. Zoom Meeting ID: 93006362884; Passcode: 867116.  

March 26, 2021 from noon to 1 p.m.: Baylor College of Medicine's Group on Women in Medicine and Science (GWIMS) Chapter will host a virtual Book Club discussion of Dr. Brené Brown's nationally recognized book Dare to Lead: Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts. Register.

March 30, 2021 from noon to 1:30 p.m.: The Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity and Inclusion will host a virtual event to close Women's History Month, including a featured speaker and announcement of the recipients of the Women of Excellence & Allies of Women of Excellence Award for this academic year.