Our Committees

President's Council for Women - Committees

Four standing committees will be complemented by ad-hoc committees on an as-needed basis.

Gender Equity and Access Committee


This committee is responsible for identifying areas of concern and making recommendations to the president on potential corrective actions, including, but not limited to, pay equity, promotional equity, performance management benchmarks, hiring, and recruitment.

Family Committee


This committee is responsible for identifying the impact that the care of family has on the workplace at all levels. The committee will identify specific areas of concern and make recommendations to the president on potential corrective actions, including, but not limited to, child care, elder care, and the impact of child/elder care on career opportunities and progression.

Gender Bias and Discrimination Committee


This committee is responsible for identifying the impact that bias has on the workplace at all levels. The committee will identify specific areas of concern and make recommendations to the president on potential corrective actions, including, but not limited to, management of gender-based misconduct, including sexual harassment/violence and sex-based discrimination, and the discriminatory impact of new and established policies and procedures.

Education, Advocacy, and Awareness Committee


This committee is responsible for identifying opportunities to develop education, advocacy, and awareness initiatives, including, but not limited to, communication of notable achievements on topics related to the council’s purview within UMB or of PCW accomplishments, advocacy to focus on the issues all women or specific groups of women face within the University, and awareness of actionable behaviors that disproportionately impact women. Initiatives may include communications and marketing to the University or selected audiences. The committee may identify specific areas of concern and make recommendations to the president in advance of any action.