President's Council for Women

President's Council for Women Meeting

As one of his last official acts while president of the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB), Jay A. Perman, MD, created the President’s Council for Women (PCW) to advise him on how to assure women in every role at UMB are as successful as they can be.

The president pledged to listen with energy about matters brought forth by PCW and to work together to find solutions and foster an environment conducive to progress, health, and well-being for all members of our community. Interim President Bruce Jarrell, MD, FACS, abides by the same.

The PCW membership includes representation from every school in the University, the University of Maryland Medical System, the Health Sciences and Human Services Library, the University Student Government Association, the Faculty and Staff senates, and administrative offices.

Our Mission


To foster an environment of equity, opportunity, and fulfillment for all women in the UMB community.

Our Purpose


PCW shall take on a leadership role, participate in, and have a voice in the development of institutional initiatives, policies, and procedures to ensure such efforts are equitable and inclusive. PCW will partner with other entities with overlapping goals implement tactics identified in the University’s strategic plan in order to achieve any gender equity goals.

A joint statement from PCW, Women in Medicine and Science, and the UMBrella Group


We will use our collective power to advance equity, inclusion, and justice for Black lives. Our systems are not “broken,” they were designed this way. We pledge to do our part to redesign policies, structures, and environments to support a fair and just world. We affirm that gender equity in programing, resources, and advocacy is a commitment to human rights.  A commitment to human rights must also include the abolition of systemic racial violence and disparate impact that threatens the lives and health of our colleagues, patients, families, community, and ourselves. Our efforts toward identifying and removing the barriers to success for women will be framed in the context of combatting implicit and explicit bias and racism. All lives cannot matter until Black lives matter equally. 

 


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