2022 Small Groups

2022 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 2022 is listed below for each group. We encourage you to sign up in time to join the first session if you’re able.

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 25 | 12:00 – 1:00 pm | Meets every six weeks via Zoom
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Career and Motherhood (led by Heather Pitorak and Ashley Marks)

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

Led by Heather Pitorak and Ashley Marks
Starts Friday, January 28 | 12:00 – 1:00 pm | Meets every other month, typically on the last Friday (occasionally a different date due to holidays or travel)
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Health Equity and Social Justice (led by Aziza Mwisongo)

Led by Aziza Mwisongo
First Meeting Date and Recurring Schedule TBD
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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 Wednesday, January 12 | 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 20 | 6:00 pm | Meets monthly via Microsoft Teams
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Career and Motherhood (led by Brooke Magnusson)

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

Led by Brooke Magnusson
Starts Friday, February 4 | 12:00 – 1:00 pm | Meets monthly
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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 Kim Couri
Starts Tuesday, January 11 | 5:00 – 6:00 pm or 6:00 – 7:00 pm (start time switches every other month) | Meets on the second or third Tuesday of every month
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Health Equity and Social Justice (led by Rebecca Bryant and Alicia Eyler)

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 and Alicia Eyler
Starts Thursday, January 27 | 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 Taruni Khurana and Jessica Silverthorne
Starts Thursday, January 6 | Meets every first Thursday of the month | 5:00 – 7:00 pm
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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) Baker
Starts Monday, January 24 | 5:30 – 6:30 pm via Microsoft Teams | Meets virtually on the fourth Monday of every month
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