Upcoming Events
Dec. 2019 Networking Lunch

Wednesday, Dec. 4th
11:30 am - 1 pm

Blue Gill
1310 SW 13th St

No need to RSVP, just come on in!

Holiday Party

Wednesday, Dec. 11

Exclusive to Members

Watch your email for details!

Tenure and Promotion Workshop

Friday, Jan. 31st
12 pm - 1 pm

Hough Hall
Room 250

No need to RSVP, just come on in!

More to come!

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A Message from our President

Welcome to the University of Florida’s Association for Academic Women!

Since 1974, the Association for Academic Women (AAW) has enjoyed a rich history with extraordinary women in faculty, administrative and professional roles across campus for the purposes of networking and sharing meaningful information and experiences that are beneficial to women of the University of Florida. The founders of the University of Florida’s AAW were instrumental in offering women further opportunities in tenure, promotion and advancement to leadership roles. Although we’ve made great progress, there remains room for improvement in removing barriers and striving for gender equity.

Today, AAW continues to strive to empower UF women for the utmost success in each stage of their careers here at the university.  AAW endeavors to serve professional women with events including a variety of topics from negotiating salary increases and promotion to retirement talks across the age spectrum and career stages. In addition to programming, we believe networking is vital for growth and exposure to strong female role models can offer encouragement in women’s professional ambitions. We therefore facilitate opportunities for women across campus to network while providing mentorship and collaboration with other professional groups across the diverse UF ecosystem.

Additionally, we understand the importance in supporting young women to succeed in a system where the odds are still stacked against female academics. Each year, our membership fees support the Madelyn Lockhart Dissertation Fellowship in concert with the AAW Emerging Scholar Program honoring eligible graduate students who are completing their dissertations in their chosen fields of study.

It is our vision that with all of events we host and support that we can provide professional women on campus an environment of comradery, mentorship and advocacy.

I hope you are as excited as I am for all the wonderful things AAW has to offer! We hope you’ll join us!

Izabella Barreto, Ph.D.
2019-2020 President, Association for Academic Women
Clinical Assistant Professor
Division of Radiological Physics
Department of Radiology
University of Florida College of Medicine