Advancement for Women
The Task Force on Advancement for Women was established in mid-2021 to increase the representation of women across the ECOG-ACRIN Cancer Research Group (ECOG-ACRIN). Its members work to improve the process for the advancement of women in the Group at every stage, through a lens of opportunity.
Among its goals:
- Ensure that women feel included and supported, have clear pathways to leadership roles, and appointments are made
- Pursue parity for women in ECOG-ACRIN leadership, membership, and scientific activities
- Facilitate active mentorship and sponsorship from committee chairs and principal investigators
- Assure transparent processes across all of the Group's diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives
The long-term goal of the task force is to safeguard a level playing field on which all members of ECOG-ACRIN feel included and have the opportunity to develop into the leaders of the future.
The Task Force initiated the Remarkable Mentor to Women in Oncology Award in early 2023.
Task Force Members
Barbara A. Burtness, MD
Yale University and the Yale Cancer Center