The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology recognizes their latest cohort to complete the Women Leadership Development Program.
In early September, the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) recognized the Class of 2021 from their Women’s Leadership Development Program (WLDP). These women completed a year-long educational experience, aimed to hone leadership skill for women in ophthalmology.
The Class of 2021 of the ARVO Women’s Leadership Development Program:
The Women’s Leadership Development Program provides a highly interactive, year-long educational experience with a focus on leadership skill development, facilitating leadership opportunities and networking within ARVO. The program was developed in 2016 to create an opportunity for emerging women leaders within the ARVO membership.
Early- to mid-career female scientists who are in a faculty/tenure-track (or equivalent) position for not more than 10 years and who have been ARVO members for at least 3 years are encouraged to apply. Each year, the program hosts 9-12 participants and their mentors (both men and women).
“Participation in this program will provide lifetime leadership skills that extend beyond ARVO for any early career female scientist,” says 2020 WLDP graduate Krista Kelly, PhD, director of the Vision and Neurodevelopment Laboratory, Retina Foundation of the Southwest. “This program was highly engaging, with discussions on important and often tough topics, coupled with individual mentorship. I feel I'm in a better place in terms of leading my lab, seeking out leadership opportunities, and forging collaborations for research than before.”
ARVO is currently accepting applications for the WLDP’s Class of 2022. The application window closes on October 31. To apply, visit the ARVO Women’s Leadership Development Program website.