Women’s Faculty Association


WFA Meetings

Topics of interest to be discussed during the course of FY16 include:

  • Wisdom from the Mid-Career Women in Medicine and Science (WIMS) Seminar
  • Networking
  • Cultural Diversity in Leadership
  • Work Life Balance

Leadership Book Club

The WFA has a Leadership Book Club, in which books on leadership, negotiating, mentoring and other related topics are discussed. Meetings will be held about every other month. If you are interested in presenting, please email one of the current officers.

View the current Leadership Book Club book below, as well as a list of all previously featured books:

Year 10 (2014-2015)

  • Women Don’t Ask: The High Cost of Negotiation and Positive Strategies for Change by Linda Babcock and Sara Laschever

Year 9 (2013-2014)

  • Power of Presence: Unlock your potential to influence and engage others by Kristi Hedges
  • Boundaries: When to say yes, how to say no to take control of your life by Henry Cloud & John Townsend
  • Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to Lead by Sheryl Sandberg
  • Growing Your Career: Making the a 5 year career plan that works for you
  • Discovering Cincinnati

Year 8 (2012-2013)

  • The Exceptional Presenter: A Proven Formula to Open Up and Own the Room by Tim Koegel
  • Brag! The Art of tooting your own horn without knowing it by Peggy Klaus
  • Effective Time Management, Using Microsoft Outlook to organize your work and personal life by Holger Woeltje and Lothar Seiwert
  • Mama PhD. Women Write about Motherhood and Academic Life by Elrena Evans and Caroline Grant

Year 7 (2011-2012)

  • Getting to YES by Roger Fischer & William Ury
  • Everything is Obvious: * Once You Know the Answer by Duncan J. Watts
  • Centered Leadership: How talented women thrive by Joanna Barsh, Susie Cranston and Rebecca A Craske
  • The Immortal life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

Year 6 (2010-2011)

  • Get them on Your Side by Samuel Bacharach
  • 10-10-10 by Suzy Welch

Year 5 (2009-2010)

  • Ask For It:  How Women Can Use the Power of Negotiation to Get What They Really Want by Linda Babcock and Sara Laschever
  • First Things First by Stephen Covey, Roger Merrill, and Rebecca Merrill
  • People First – Achieving Balance in an Unbalanced World by Jack Lannom
  • Women Lead the Way:  Your Guide to Stepping Up to Leadership and Changing the World by Linda Tarr-Whelan

Year 4 (2008-2009)

  • The Power of Full Engagement: Managing Energy, Not Time, Is the Key to High Performance and Personal Renewal by Jim Loehr and Tony Schwartz
  • Who Moved My Cheese? An Amazing Way to Deal with Change in Your Work and in Your Life by Spencer Johnson, MD
  • The One Minute Manager by Kenneth H. Blanchard, PhD, and Spencer Johnson, MD
  • The 10 Commandments for Women in the Workplace by Dondi Scumaci

Year 3 (2007-2008)

  • The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable by Patrick Lencioni
  • The Girl’s Guide to Being a Boss (Without Being a Bitch): Valuable Lessons, Smart Suggestions, and True Stories for Succeeding as the Chick-in-Charge by Caitlin Friedman and Kimberly Yorio
  •  Nine Shift  by WA Davies and J Coates
  • Giving Notice: Why the Best and Brightest are Leaving the Workplace and HOW YOU CAN HELP THEM STAY by Freada Kapor Klein

Year 2 (2006-2007)

  • Play like a Man, Win like a Woman by Gail Evans
  • Leading Change by John Kotter
  • Dealing with Difficult People by Charles Keating
  • Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway by Susan Jeffers
  • In the Company of Women: Indirect Aggression Among Women: Why We Hurt Each Other and How to Stop by Pat Heim, Susan Murphy and Susan Golant

Year 1 (2005-2006)

  • The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey
  • Nice Girls Don’t Get the Corner Office: 101 Unconscious Mistakes Women Make
  • That Sabotage Their Careers by Lois P. Frankel
  • Getting to Yes by Roger Fisher and William Ury
  • Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity by David Allen

Workshops / Events Committee

Louise Rauh Scholarship Committee

Website and Public Relations Committee

Newsletter Committee

Nominating Committee for WFA officers

Founder’s Dinner Committee

Community Service Committee

Science Fair Judging

Women in Science

Lisa Martin, Melinda Butsch Kovacic, Scott Hamiln
Caption: Lisa Martin, Melinda Butsch Kovacic, Scott Hamiln

Contact Us

For more information or comments about the WFA, contact any of the current officers: 

Lynn Babcock, MD, MS

Barbara Chini, MD

Melissa Gerstle, PhD