Accomplishments

The JCSW was appointed by the Faculty of Medicine on June 8, 1973, with the charge “to survey yearly the status of women at the Harvard Medical and Dental Schools [and] to suggest ways of increasing the number of women on the Faculty and within the Harvard Medical and Dental Schools.” Since then, we have had a strong history of advocacy and innovation. JCSW work led to the creation of Mother's roomsthe Ombuds' Officethe Office of Work/Life, the HMS Dean's Leadership Awards, and the Child Care Summit.
 

Timeline of JCSW Accomplishments and Important Milestones for Women at HMS

6/8/1973
The JCSW is established!

1974
Publish "Obstacles to Equal Education at Harvard Resulting from Sex Discrimination"
Recommend flex-time residency program
Collect & analyze data on representation of women on faculty, ad-hoc & standing committees

1975
Recommend that women serve on all faculty search subcommittees

1976
Report on establishing day care in LMA

1977
Discuss procedures for formalizing sexual harassment complaints
Analyze and report status of women employees

1979
Distribute survey to determine day care needs in LMA

1984
Initiate conparison of gender differences in salaries, ranks & promotion rates
Survey faculty's knowledge of promotion system

1985
Release analysis of women & minorities advancement through ranks at HMS
Survey to determine need for Office of Work and Family

1986
Office of Work and Family opens!
Release data on dearth of female professors at HMS
Report on need for LMA Ombudsperson

1987
Compile maternity/paternity leave policies at all HU Schools and affiliated institutions

1988
Survey factors influencing career advancement of junior faculty

1989
Release report on sexual harassment, contributing to establishment of Omsbuds

1990
Omsbud Office Opens
Sexual Harassment Grievance Procedures accepted by HMS
Produce Networking Booklet

1991 
Produce Gender Bias brochure

1992
Betty Friedan comes to speak

1993
Present policy recommendations, including childcare provisions within new construction and incentives for hiring women and under-represented minorities
Support revision of the 11 years to tenure rule to allow for one extra year for every child born for up to two years.
Survey salary equity for hospital-based faculty
JCSW expands to include staff

1994
Celebrate 50 years of women at HMS
Open first of several HMS quad mothers' rooms
Host Women's Resource Info Fair

1995
Increase programming for Leadership and Advancement Lecture Series
Sponsor dedication of the Grete Bibring Room

1996
Position paper on the status of women at HMS presented to new Dean of HMS

1997
Present first Dean's Leadership Award for the Advancement of Women Faculty
Release results of Professional Development Survey: The Effect of Gender on Career Advancement & Satisfaction

1998
Present first Dean's Leadership Award for the Advancement of Women Staff

1999
Begin plans to establish the Archive for Women in Medicine at Countway Library of Medicine
Dean Joseph Martin declares May 22-26 Women's Achievement Week

2001
The Archives for Women of Medicine opens!
Conduct Grant Funding Parity Survey

2002
Conduct Faculty Career Satisfaction Survey

2003
JCSW initiates HMS Maternity Leave policy
Archives for Women in Medicine receives funding to hire temporary archivist

2005
Family Parental Leave Pilot launches
Staff Mentoring Program launches successful pilot
Host Harvard President Lawrence Summers at JCSW's Women in Science Forum
Community subcommittee is established to extend outreach to broader HMS community

2006
JCSW representative on HMS Dean Search Committee
JCSW pens "State of the Struggle"

2007
Partner with AWM to preserve the records of women in medicine & to publicize their impact on the community
Survey on effectiveness of annual review process distributed

2008
Dean Jeffrey Flier addresses JCSW
Publish Grant Funding Parity survey results

6/8/2008
JCSW turns 35!

2009
Dean Flier convened a Task Force on Faculty Development and Diversity

1/25/2011
Childcare Summit

2011
Harvard Longwood Campus Work/Life Programs were created as a result of the Childcare Summit. 

AY2011-2012
JCSW moves to Open Membership

4/2012
JCSW receives the 2011-2012 Sharon P. Clayborne Staff Diversity Award

9/2013
The JCSW was instrumental in developing the HMS Family Childcare Network with 100% MASCO funding of the 3-year pilot. 

9/15/2016
New Strategic Plan introduced

10/21/2016
HMS LXX Celebration: 70 Years of Women at HMS