2022 WHM Events & Recordings
Best Burger Food Truck. Folks stopped by the south side of the Sorrell Center to grab lunch while supporting an Omaha woman-owned local business: Best Burger. They asked for a "Ruth Ginsburger" to celebrate the first week of Women's History Month.
The Art of Leading as a Woman. Sasha Shillcutt, MD, discusses strategies for successfully leading teams. She spoke on the kinds of leadership backlash women may face along with strategies to address them. She provided ways that women could support one another to lead authentically in their work spaces. See the recording below.
Omaha’s Diverse Foremothers, presented by Amy Forss, PhD. This presentation highlighted numerous diverse women who were pivotal in creating what we know as Omaha but who still remain unsung heroines still today. The discussion was sponsored by UNMC Human Resources.
Conversations for Inclusive Excellence. WHM: Courage - Time to be Loud and Proud.
Inclusive Excellence is a regular monthly session that creates space for intentional and reflection discussions. The topics are intended to challenge our assumptions so we can engage in meaningful dialogue. This month’s session married the value of courage with Women's History Month. Watch the recording below.
The Importance of Women in Leadership. Ada Wilson, JD, Nebraska Medicine's chief diversity officer, offered her insights on the importance of women in leadership. Wilson has had a long career of serving in the diversity, equity and inclusion space. Watch the recording below.
Let’s Talk - Women in Biz. Geetanjali Rathore, MD, led guests on a guided discussion based on interviews with some leading women in the private business sector. Dr. Rathore is a pediatric neurologist in Omaha and is affiliated with Nebraska Medicine and Children’s Hospital & Medical Center. See the full interviews below.
Understanding Trauma Informed Care, Resilience and Health. Ashley Farrens is the violence prevention coordinator at Nebraska Medicine and coordinator of the Dusk to Dawn youth violence prevention program. She led us on a journey to understand the intersections of trauma-informed care, resilience and health. Watch the recordining below.
March 23 | The Journey of Healing, Hope and Change: The Transformative Process of a "Name Change," with Collette M. Yellow Robe, PhD. Dr. Yellow Robe’s Cheyenne name is Vonáhe’e. She is an enrolled citizen of the Northern Cheyenne Tribe. Guests got to hear how her distinct tribal, cultural and familial background influenced her life and career in programming in education. The presentation was sponsored by UNMC's Human Resources.
March 29 | UNMC Then & Now. Chancellor Jeffrey P. Gold, MD, introduced a presentation on "Pioneering Female Health Professionals at UNMC", given by Emily Brush, PhD. It shed light on UNMC women who led meaningful and accomplished careers in a difficult era and work environment for female scientists and health career professionals before fast-forwarding to present-day initiatives and groups that have taken the baton. Nebraska Medicine and UNMC chief diversity officers and employee resource group leaders got the opportunity to reflect on how to leverage existing groups and resources to continue to make progress in the area of gender equity. Watch the recording below.
March 30 | Joy Jar kit activity from the inclusion corner. UNMC and Nebraska Medicine employees and students picked a woman on their teams, in their collaborations or in their lives to show appreciation to beyond Women's History Month. They started the Joy Jar for the person they chose with 10 notes of appreciation before giving it to her.
March 30 | Amy Haddad, author of An Otherwise Healthy Woman. Widely published, she read and discussed her work. Amy Haddad is a poet, nurse and educator at Creighton University where she now holder the rank of Professor Emerita. The University of Nebraska Press is publishing her first poetry collection in An Otherwise Healthy Woman, in 2022. Dr. Haddad is also an alumnae of the University of Nebraska Medical Center's College of Nursing. McGoogan gave away 50 of her books to students in attendance. Watch the recording here.
March 31 | "Picture a Scientist" documentary and UNMC leader discussion panel. The documentary helps viewers gain a deeper understanding of the collective cost of sexism within science and why it is important for individuals and institutions to become advocates for diverse representation, access and inclusion in STEM. UNMC leaders on the panel had an institution-based discussion based off of some of the film’s most prominent themes (including sexual harassment in the workplace, the weight of intersectional identities, selection bias, and the leaky pipeline of disproportionate attrition). Panel guests included Sheritta Strong, MD, assistant vice chancellor of inclusion, Laura Bilek, PhD, associate dean for research in the UNMC College of Public Health, Christopher Shaffer, PharmD, PhD, associate dean for UNMC College of Pharmacy, Nicole Rodriguez, PhD, director of the Munroe-Meyer Institute's early intervention program, and Dan Shipp, EdD, vice chancellor of strategic initiatives.
2022 WHM Bonus Content
Sue Nuss, Nebraska Medicine's Chief Nursing Officer, speaks on Women in the Workplace. Sue talks all things workplace and leadership while sharing some of her personal experiences. Moderated by Shanda Ross, Nebraska Medicine's Director of Engagement, Outreach and Belonging. Watch the interview recording below.
Jhoanna Olmos, Inclusion Program Associate in UNMC's Office of Inclusion, shares the screen with her informal mentor and mentee. These women share their perspectives in this interview titled WHM: Authenticity and Mentorship - 3 Generations of Military Leaders. Moderated by Shanda Ross, Nebraska Medicine's Director of Engagement, Outreach and Belonging, guests include Jamie Peer, a 20-year retired active duty Army officer and Jenifer Perfecto, an ROTC cadet at UNL who is about to commission into the officer corps. Watch the interview recording below.
Bryce Brackle,Vice President of Finance at Nebraska Medicine, writes about ways to empower a 2 partner household by sharing basic financial awareness and responsbibilities.
Check out the article here.
2022 WHM Engagement Activities
Throughout March, engagement activities also give students, staff and faculty a chance to participate.
#BreakTheBias social media campaign. Check out information on the National #BreakTheBias Campaign here. Participate by taking a selfie wearing purple in the #BreakTheBias pose and adding a personal message to your photo. Alternatively, comment on any events or activities you participate in throughout the month. Pair your content with the following hashtags for a chance to be featured on UNMC’s official social media sites: #BreakTheBias, #WHM and #UNMC.
EMPOWER Cell Phone Donation Drive for YWCA. Check out the YWCA website to learn more about the organization. Donate your old cellphones for a good cause. Find collection bins at MSC 3021 (Dr. Schenart’s office) or WSH suite 2.0.106 (Office of Community Engagement).
AABA (African American Black Alliance) Cinema Series Reflection. Participate to win a mug or a mini-tumbler. Pick a movie from this calendar to watch and pay attention to any biases that you notice while you watch the movie. Think about how one thought could be reframed to #BreakTheBias. Finish the activity by emailing a short reflection to the African American Black Alliance along with your institutional mailbox zip code.