Who Are We

The mission of the Faculty Women’s Network is to promote institutional equity for women faculty at Duke, to foster an environment in which faculty women can flourish here, and to support one another in our efforts toward these goals. Our commitment extends to recruitment, retention, and promotion of women faculty (especially, at the current time, promotion from associate to full professor); salary equity for women faculty; advancement of women faculty to administrative positions; institutional responsiveness to the demands of faculty members’ family life, the burden of which still falls unevenly on women; a supportive and enabling workplace climate (everywhere, but notably in the sciences) for women faculty, graduate students, and post-doctoral fellows; and sustained mentoring for these women.