A celebration of women at NEOMED

The Obstetrics and Gynecology Interest Group (OBGIG), in collaboration with Women in NEOMED (WiN), hosted the first-ever NEOMED Women’s Day: A celebration of women support systems. The event was held in Cook Alumni Hall on Saturday, Sept. 30, and consisted of inspirational talks, a brunch buffet and a basket silent auction fundraiser.

Tricia Babkoff, staff co-chair of Women in NEOMED, first spoke about WiN and its mission to both empower women to be leaders in academia, critical care and research, and to contribute to the culture of equality and respect in Northeast Ohio.

Rebecca German, Ph.D., vice president for research and founder of WiN, reflected on an interaction she had with a colleague and spoke of a woman’s inclination to love and empathize, and the important implications those qualities have for workplace connections, communication and teamwork.

Amy Lee, M.D., (’88), M.P.H., M.B.A., professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine, inspired everyone with stories of women support systems she’s had throughout her life. These included her mom, her older sister, who is also a graduate of NEOMED, and colleagues she has met at different conferences around the country. She spoke of the inspirational guidance and mentorship these women have given to her and how they’ve impacted her to this day.

In addition to hosting over 100 students, staff, faculty and guests that represented all three Colleges at NEOMED, we also welcomed six alumni back to campus for this event. The basket silent auction raised over $1,600 for ACCESS Women’s Shelter!


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