2023 Annual WIMS Conference

Be the CEO of your Career

Turning your Intellectual Capital into Career Capital


Be the CEO of Your Career – Turning Your Intellectual Capital Into Career Capital

On April 28, the University of Florida College of Medicine – Jacksonville held the 2nd annual Women in Medicine and Science Conference University of Florida Health Science Center Jacksonville’s. This year’s theme entitled, Be the CEO of Your Career – Turning your Intellectual Capital into Career Capital, drove three quality sessions for attendees to gain knowledge to benefit their careers in medicine and science.

Agnees Chagpar, MD, facilitated a session on negotiation. Dr. Chagpar identified tools to efficiently negotiate at all career stages.

Earle G. Airey, III, MPODM, discussed the importance of balance in personal life experiences and in the work place. Airey shared best practices on how to master a calendar and set healthy expectations to create a positive and productive working and at home environment.

Janet Bickel, MAM AB, focused on using communication skills to effectively communicate and lead in the workplace. Tips offered to attendees included building communications skills, converting conversations that may seem uncomfortable into discussable ones and identifying challenges of women and people of color may face.

Some of the audience biggest take a way:

  • Pay attention to your physical health
  • Women need to speak up for themselves more to get what they want.
  • Know your worth, & ask for what you deserve!
  • How to better manage my time/calendar
  • How to navigate the art of negotiation

“Dr. Chagpar was outstanding! Engaging, informative and delightful to listen to”


“Enjoyed Interaction with colleagues and listen to the experts”


Our Speakers

Award Winners

  • WIMS Medical Trainee Award – Ashleigh Weyh, MD. department of oral & maxillofacial surgery 
  • WIMS Early Career Faculty Award – Rachel Carpenter,MD. department of psychiatry 
  • WIMS Mid-Career Faculty Award – Petra Duran-Gehring, MD, department of emergency medicine
  • WIMS Distinguished Faculty Award – Marie L. Crandall, MD , department of surgery 
  • Gender Equity Service Award – Emily Fontane MD, department of emergency medicine 

Event Agenda

Time Description
7:30 am – 8:00 am Breakfast & Everyday Exercises – A demonstrationwith Gina Gonnella, M.Ed
8:00 am – 8:50 am Negotiation 101- Anees Chagpar, MD
8:50 am – 9:30 am Life-Work Balance – Earle G. Airey III, MPOD
9:30 am – 10:15 am Break – Wellness Session – Meet the leaders &Exhibitors
10:15 am – 11:15 am Communicate to Bridge Differences, DevelopOrganizational Savvy, and Build Resilience -Janet Bickel, MA
11:15 am – 11:30 am Q&A – Anees Chagpar, MD
11:30 am – 12:00 noon Awards & Closing Remarks

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