ARVO Leadership Development for Women Pilot Program

Are you an early career female scientist seeking leadership development in eye and vision science and ARVO? Or are you a senior ARVO member with volunteer leadership experience and a passion for developing future female leaders in ARVO?

As part of the pilot Leadership Development Program for Women, ARVO will pair a dozen emerging women leaders within ARVO with a prestigious and challenging learning experience aimed at facilitating networking and leadership opportunities within ARVO. The pilot program requires a year-long commitment, April 2018 – May 2019. This program will not include supervision or collaboration in science. For more information, contact Stacy De La O at leadershipdevelopment@arvo.org or +1.240.221.2904.

Mentee eligibility and application

Applicants must be ARVO members for a minimum of three continuous years who are female scientists within 10 years of their first faculty/professional position. If selected, applicants must attend the program kick-off the day before the ARVO 2018 Annual Meeting on Friday, April 27, 2018, in Honolulu, Hawaii, at their own expense as well as engage in monthly development and mentorship activities throughout the year via electronic communications.

The 2018 application period will open October 15 - November 15, 2017.

Mentor eligibility and application

Applicants must be ARVO members (male or female) for a minimum of five continuous years who are experienced mentors and have served in ARVO leadership roles (such as board, committee or editorial board service). If selected, applicants should be able to provide (non-science) career guidance over the course of one year and attend the program kick-off the day before ARVO 2018 Annual Meeting on Friday, April 27, 2018, in Honolulu, Hawaii, at their own expense.