2021 Small Groups

2021 Small Group Sign-Ups

The Women in Global Health (WGH) Seattle small groups are designed to create community and foster collaboration and peer-to-peer mentoring. We’ve heard so many inspiring stories from leaders and participants alike. We invite you to join us by signing up for one of the small groups below!

We will leave the small group sign-ups open so that newcomers can still join small groups throughout the year. The first meeting for 2021 is listed below for each group. We encourage you to sign up in time to join the first session if you’re able.

Don’t see a group you’re interested in listed below? We’d love to hear from you! Click below to suggest the group you’d be willing to lead. We’ll collect some information about your proposed group and then add it to this page so that others can sign up for it as well. If you have questions, please reach out to us at wghseattle@wghlliance.org.

Group Details

Advocacy and Storytelling to Drive Change

Our focus is on developing a public narrative around women’s involvement in the global health field. We do this by developing our own ‘story of now’ to tie together the narrative pieces.

Led by Annika Van Gilder
Starts Tuesday, January 19 | 12:00 – 1:00 pm | Meets every six weeks
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Global Health Consultants

Join us for a conversation about working for yourself in the field of global health. We’ll focus on the practical realities of launching and building a business — and how women can lead from the outside in.

Led by Dawn Bass and Jen Fox (co-leaders)
Starts Tuesday, January 19 | 5:00 – 6:00 pm | Meets every other month
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LGBTIQ and Global Health

We focus on how to advance LGBTIQ inclusion both internally and through programmatic work being pursued by our organizations.

Led by Amie Bishop
Starts Tuesday, January 19 | 5:30 – 7:00 pm via Zoom | Meets quarterly
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Quantitative Wine Group

We meet to discuss research, COVID-19 news, and life during the pandemic. We have a revolving host, which allows the host to select a date that works for her and ensures that everyone can attend a few sessions regardless of other commitments.

Led by Marcia Weaver
Starts Thursday, January 21 | 5:30 pm | Meets monthly
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Mentoring to Increase DEI in Global Health

Want to give back? Interested in mentoring and want to reach beyond those already privileged enough to have career connections? Not sure where to start? Me either – maybe we can figure it out together.

Led by Melinda Moree
Starts Thursday, January 7 | 12:00 pm | Meets monthly
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Career and Motherhood

We discuss the challenges of balancing motherhood and a global health career.

Led by Heather Pitorak 
Starts Friday, January 29 | 12:00 – 1:00 pm | Meets every other month on Fridays from 12:00 – 1:00 pm or late afternoons 3:00- 4:00 pm
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Health Equity and Social Justice

For each month’s discussion, we identify a topic of interest and share supporting articles, podcasts, etc and then discuss at the next meeting.

Led by Rebecca Bryant
Starts Thursday, January 21 | 4:00 pm | Meets on the fourth Thursday of every month
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Mid-Career Professionals

We create a space that encourages co-facilitation of sessions where people bring mutual topics of interest for group discussions.

Led by Linda Oseso and Taruni Khurana (co-leaders)
Starts Thursday, January 7 | 5:00 – 7:00 pm | Meets every first Thursday of the month
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Women in Global Health Seattle Book Club

This is a space to extend our thinking through global health related books, while making new connections. We pace our books based on folk’s schedules and vary who leads the discussion.

Led by Lindsey Elhart
Starts Tuesday, January 20 | 5:30 – 6:30 pm via Microsoft Teams | Meets monthly
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