Save the Date: 3rd Annual Women’s Leadership Conference

Transforming through Adversity

The Leadership Journey for Women in Medicine and Science

Our 3rd annual conference will provide an opportunity to grow, learn and share from our experiences as we explore communication, connection and the transforming power of adversity along our leadership journeys.  

The  conference is inspired by Julie Ann Freischlag, MD, FACS, FRCSEd(Hon), DFSVS, Chief Academic Officer of Atrium Health Enterprise, CEO of Wake Forest Baptist Health and Dean of Wake Forest School of Medicine 

Date: September 14, 2021

Sponsored by Faculty Affairs at Wake Forest School of Medicine

Partnering SponsorsSurgical Care Affiliates


Open to faculty and administrators of all genders from regional academic medical centers in North Carolina and surrounding states.

Registration will open in Spring 2021

Featured Speakers

Nancy Spector

Nancy Spector, MD
Professor of Pediatrics and Associate Dean for Faculty Development at Drexel University College of Medicine
Executive Director, Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM) Program 

Sally A. Shumaker, PhD

Sally Shumaker, PhD
Professor of Social Sciences and Health Policy in the Division of Public Health Sciences at Wake Forest School of Medicine

Malcolm Gladwell

Malcolm Gladwell, bestselling author of “Talking to Strangers,” “Blink,” and “Outliers.”  Staff writer for The New Yorker, non-fiction writer, host of the podcast Revisionist History, and appointed to the Order of Canada 

In Partnership with Wake Forest University Face to Face Speaker Forum 

WLC 2019

An interactive panel discussion on "Transforming Through Adversity

For more information, email us or call 336-713-4442.