• UMBrella Awards

    The UMBrella Group is Now Accepting Nominations for the 2022 UMBrella Awards!

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  • UMBrella Coaching Program

    Cohort 4 launched Sept. 2021!

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  • 2022 Women's History Month Symposium

    SAVE THE DATE March 9, 2022

    Details and registration will be available in February 2022.

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  • UMBrella Speaker Series

    Compton Discusses Politics, Presidents, and Parenthood

    Ann Compton, former longtime ABC News White House correspondent, talked about her pioneering career during the UMBrella Speaker Series virtual event Nov. 10, 2020.

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  • UMBPace

    UMBPACE is a group dedicated to empowering the University’s administrative professionals by mentoring, teaching, encouraging, and identifying paths to excellence.

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    Explore articles, videos, and books on an array of career-related topics, offering different perspectives and strategies to help support your goals.

The UMBrella Group: UMB Roundtable on Empowerment in Leadership and Leveraging Aspirations.


Mission Statement

We work to support the success of women and those who identify as women at UMB by building community and helping them achieve their personal and professional goals, enhancing their leadership skills, and championing women at all levels of the organization.


  • Foster a culture that embraces flexibility and a family-friendly work environment.
  • Support women and those who identify as women at all levels of the University by providing a coaching program, professional development and networking opportunities.
  • Provide opportunities to women and those who identify as women at UMB to connect and engage with a community that supports the success of women.


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 programming, 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 combating implicit and explicit bias and racism. All lives cannot matter until Black lives matter equally. 


March 23, 2021  |  Women’s History Month forum dissects myth of “balance.”

March 8, 2021   |  The Health Sciences and Human Services Library Historical Collections’ strives to provide broad access to our diverse collections both in person and digitally. Materials in our collections appear as they originally were published or created and may contain offensive or inappropriate language or images and may be offensive to users. The University of Maryland, Baltimore does not endorse the views expressed in these materials. Materials should be viewed in the context in which they were created.

February 1, 2021   |  Are you interested? Create your own schedule -- pick and choose as many or as few sessions as you'd like to attend throughout the day. On event day, symposium registrants will receive access to all of the day's sessions. Register now! You don’t want to miss this UMBrella event in celebration of Women’s History Month!

in the news

November 12, 2020  |  In UMBrella Speaker Series virtual event, former White House correspondent talks about past and current events and how she balanced work and family during her pioneering career.

October 5, 2020   |  The UMBrella Group welcomes Ann Compton, who was ABC News White House correspondent from 1974 to 2014. A highly respected journalist, Compton offers a historical perspective on the presidency, the biggest stories of our time, and today's headline-making events.

May 20, 2020   |  Contributing to our Food for Our Front Lines program was important to me to help UMB employees who continue to support our campus during COVID-19.

May 18, 2020   |  School of Dentistry employee sings the praises of guidance, support, and friendship from ‘vibrant group of women.’

January 29, 2020   |  Governor Larry Hogan has proclaimed 2020 as the Year of the Woman in Maryland as the state prepares to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th amendment.

December 5, 2019  |  Social activist and sought after speaker Monica Lewinsky brought a message of hope to victims of cyberbullying and online harassment as part of the 2019 UMBrella Speaker Series.

August 9, 2019   |  Executive director of Health Sciences and Human Services Library named recipient of Marcia C. Noyes Award.

July 31, 2019  |  Nationally renowned surgeon-scientist will be the first woman to lead the Department of Surgery at the UM School of Medicine.

July 17, 2019   |  Want to have fun this summer? Don't know what to do? UMB employees can save on travel, entertainment, and top attractions by visiting TicketsatWork.

March 29, 2019  |  The University of Maryland, Baltimore celebrates Women’s History Month 2019 with a daylong symposium and workshops.

May 16, 2018  |  Artist/sculptor Joyce J. Scott discusses storytelling through her creative works in recent visit to the University of Maryland, Baltimore.

April 6, 2018  |  The late Angela H. Brodie, PhD, professor emeritus in the Department of Pharmacology at University of Maryland School of Medicine, was honored in a Women’s History Month event at Westminster Hall.

March 2, 2018  |  Ambassador Susan G. Esserman, JD, shares insights on progress in battling human trafficking and the challenges that still remain.

March 10, 2017  |  A powerhouse panel helped the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) celebrate Women’s History Month by sharing their experiences on March 9 in Westminster Hall.

Check out other news items featuring members of the UMBrella Advisory Board.