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2019 UC Women's Initiative Nomination Form


  • To help women advance in their UC Careers and retain women who have demonstrated potential for advancement
Sponsors and Management 
  • Sponsored by Systemwide Advisory Committee on the Status of Women (SACSW) and the UC Office of the President
  • Systemwide Talent Management administers and coordinates the program and nomination process
Target Audience
  • Mid-career faculty, academic personnel, and staff from campuses, health centers, Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, and Office of the President 
  • Women who have demonstrated potential for advancement
2019 Program Overview 
  • Six regional cohorts (3 in the North and 3 in the South) Each cohort includes 30 participants, allowing 180 women to participate
  • One nomination request for participants and alternates will be made for all six 2019 programs
  • Upon nomination confirmation, participants will be asked to select which program they would like to attend
  • Each session will be led by a Coro Facilitator and a UC Facilitator who has graduated from a prior UCWI program
Participation Expectations
  • Participants commit to attend all program sessions in their entirety
  • Pre-Work and Pre-Program Survey must be completed before the first day of the program
  • Up to 2 hours of additional work will be assigned and completed between the program sessions
Participant Outcomes 
  • Build strategic relationships
  • Actively communicate their value to the organization
  • Advocate for their own needs in the workplace
  • Coach others to demonstrate their value to the organization
  • Increase awareness of diverse UC career paths
Program Costs 
  • The $1925/participant program fee covers all program materials and facilitation fees.
Travel Costs   
  • The participant's location is responsible for covering all travel related costs. 
  • Participants manage their own travel arrangements and submit travel reimbursements to their location/department using the established location Travel & Entertainment procedures.


Nomination Criteria 
  • Women in mid-career who demonstrate the potential to advance in their careers at UC
  • Current faculty, academic personnel, and staff  
  • Represent the diversity at each UC location
  • Represent different functions and departments at each location
  • Able to commit to the program with full attendance and participation at all session 
  • Able to complete intersession assignments which require up to two hours between seminars
  • Have the written support of their supervisor or Chancellor Cabinet Member
Nomination Closes: October 12, 2018 (please check to see if your location extended their deadline)
(please refer to your location's UCWI contact, as this may vary by location) 
  • Late or incomplete nominations will not be considered
Nomination and Acceptance Timeline
September 7, 2018 Systemwide nomination process opens
September 7 – October 12, 2018 Local nomination process takes place
October 24, 2018 Final participant selections due from locations to STM
October – November 2018 Participant follow-up
January 15, 2019 North cohort 1 begins  
January 23, 2019 South cohort 1 begins
For more information regarding the UC Women's Initiative for Professional Development (UC WI) Systemwide Leadership Collaborative visit:

Program Contacts
Terry Barton
UC WI Program Director
(510) 587-6297

Vanessa Cavallaro
Systemwide HR Fellow
(510) 987-0603