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Applications for the 2023-24 Women ADVANCE Leadership will open in late spring/early summer 2023.

As we prepare for the 2023-24 academic year, please complete the CFE Leadership Programs Interest Survey below; our team will contact you directly with more information about our programs and how to apply.

Complete the CFE Leadership Programs Interest Survey

Women ADVANCE Leadership is a workshop series to encourage and support mid-career faculty (associate professor and higher, tenured and fixed-term) seeking to enhance their skills and advance to senior leadership, research, and teaching positions. Participants join a multidisciplinary cohort of mid-career faculty to attend a monthly Women ADVANCE Leadership workshop. Each workshop includes self-reflection activities (sent ahead of time), interactive discussion, and small group activities.

The program showcases respected and accomplished women in academic leadership, who contribute pre-recorded interviews sharing their stories, challenges, and successes. Each speaker will join a Women ADVANCE Leadership workshop for live Q&A with participants. Featured speakers represent a breadth of academic leadership roles and disciplines.

As part of the Women ADVANCE Leadership experience, participants have the opportunity to conduct or plan a project, which they will lead and for which they will provide recommendations. Ideally, the project will benefit both their professional advancement and the effectiveness and efficiency of their UNC-CH unit or department. Project guidelines are available here.

Workshop Topics

Session 1: Leading with Values

Session 2: Naming Your Strengths

Session 3: The Power of Feedback

Session 4: The Art of Influencing

Session 5: Leading Change

Session 6: Networking to Develop Mentors and Sponsors

Session 7: Self-Care and Well-Being

Session 8: Moving Forward with Vision

Faculty who complete the Women ADVANCE Leadership series will receive recognition from the Center for Faculty Excellence and TEAM ADVANCE.

Facilitation Team

 Joanna Helene Foland

Faculty Development Consultant in Leadership and Mentoring
Center for Faculty Excellence

Cloe LipariniCloe Liparini

Director of Education, Community Engagement and Belonging
University Office for Diversity and Inclusion

Women ADVANCE Leadership welcomes all participants regardless of age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or veteran status. In particular, we encourage individuals, regardless of gender, gender expression, gender identity, and sex, to participate in this program.

Women ADVANCE Leadership has been made possible through collaboration between TEAM ADVANCE, the Center for Faculty Excellence, and the University Office for Diversity and Inclusion.

TEAM ADVANCE Targeting Equity in Access to Mentoring


UNC Center for Faculty Excellence