The Women’s Empowerment and Leadership Initiative (WELI) is dedicated to assisting women in pediatric anesthesiology with gaining skills, knowledge, confidence, and opportunities to achieve their career goals. A key component of this mission is to pair/partner participating women (the mentees) with a volunteer leader in the pediatric anesthesia community. These leaders have a history of faculty mentoring and personal career success, and they work more closely to assist mentees in their specific area of interest. We call these leaders WELI “coaches”, and they use aspects of both coaching and mentoring when working with their WELI mentees. Additionally, coaches and mentees will participate in twice-yearly skills workshops led by executive coaches and will be provided other outside resources on achieving success in academic medicine.
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