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The Biological Anthropology Women’s Mentoring Network is open to graduate-level bioanthropologists irrespective of academic rank, employment status, or industry.

Mentoring Circles

BAWMN has launched a semi-formal mentoring network designed to connect groups of women in biological anthropology (“circles”) with similar professional interests or goals . The goal of this program is to foster interaction outside of annual meetings and connect members through virtual mentoring opportunities.

BAWMN has chosen the group mentoring model because:

  1. No single mentor can fulfill all needs of a mentee.
  2. All members have equal power and investment in the relationship.
  3. All members benefit mutually.

BAWMN has created a database of members interested in joining a mentoring circle.  To add your name to the database, please complete this mentorship survey  After submitting your survey, you will receive a follow-up e-mail containing a database link.

Leadership Opportunities

BA WMN organizational structure is deliberately non-hierarchical. Responsibilities are shared by a volunteer Steering Committee, whose Co-Chairs rotate annually.

If you would like to be involved in organizing BA WMN events, please e-mail the current Co-Chairs, Dr. Sang-Hee LEE and Rachel Perash.