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Diversity & Equity

WIMS Diversity & Equity

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Our mission is to promote diversity and inclusion for minority women and especially for women of underrepresented minorities. Our goal is

  • Respect the dignity of all members of our community and aspire to ensure that all feel supported.
  • To work with the leadership to promote cultural competence throughout different departments and divisions;
  • Create an environment that embraces and values our differences


The WIMS Diversity & Equity group meets every two months. If you are interested in joining, please email  Lindsey Bruce at to be added to the group's mailing list.


January 27
International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust

February 5
Dr. Martin Luther King Junior and Black History Month Celebration

February 20
World Day of Social Justice

February 21
International Mother Language Day

March 8
International Women Day

March 20
International Day of Happiness

March 21
World Down Syndrome Day

March 24
International Day for the Right to the Truth Concerning Gross Human Rights Violations and for the Dignity of Victims

Past Events:

UMB Diversity and Advocacy Council: Diversity Speaker Series

UMSOM Annual "Celebrating Diversity" Dinner


Inclusion Starts With I

#InclusionStartsWithI is a discussion around the importance of a positive, inclusive work environment. Starring a group of Accenture people, this video demonstrates that bias can appear in both expected and unexpected ways—and that each of us has the power to make a difference.

How Diversity Makes Teams More Innovative (

Are diverse companies really more innovative? Rocío Lorenzo and her team surveyed 171 companies to find out -- and the answer was a clear yes. In a talk that will help you build a better, more robust company, Lorenzo dives into the data and explains how your company can start producing fresher, more creative ideas by treating diversity as a competitive advantage.


Campus Resources:

UMB Diversity and Advocacy Council (DAC)
Provides recommendations to the president that promote the University’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

UMB Speaker Series: Diversity and Advocacy Council
DAC invites speakers to UMB to talk about using diversity, and related topics.

Latinos Unidos @ UMB
Contact José Bahamonde-González

UMSOM Diversity and Inclusion
Serves as advisory to the Dean, and charged with the responsibility of providing feedback and guidance to support new and existing UMSOM initiatives.

UMB Roundtable on Empowerment in Leadership and Leveraging Aspirations.

UMB Interprofessional Student Learning & Service Initiatives: Diversity & Inclusion
Provide a unique setting for broad social, cultural, recreational, and educational programming for the UMB community and its surroundings.

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Promotion & Advancement

Promotion & Advancement

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Wellness & Work Life Balance

Wellness & Work Life Balance

Our mission is to promote the health and wellness for all women faculty. Our goals are:

  • Promote tools and content that help women faculty to balance multiple priorities
  • To facilitate women faculty to engage with wellness activities
  • To work with our partners in the Medical Center and on Campus to encourage and support mental and physical health as priorities

Working Group resources

Lactation Map UMB Campus

Lactation Map UMB Campus

Lactation Map Midtown

Midtown Lactation Map

Are you a single woman who is interested in fertility options that are not covered under your insurance. If you’d like to self-advocate, we’ve drafted a sample letter to your State representative for you to use. For your State Representative, go to the website for Maryland Government General Assembly and click on the right hand “Who represents me?” icon.

Campus resources

UMB Wellness Hub

UMMC Resident and Fellow Wellness

UMMC Health & Wellness Programs

UMMC Employee Assistance Program

Additional Resources

Working Part Time GWIMS AAMC

Care Taking in Academic Medicine GWIMS AAMC