Congrats to Haley Potts, the new Student Member of AP-LS's Professional Development of Women Committee!
About the committee: This committee was formed in 2008 and comprises male and female AP-LS members who represent both practice and academic settings. The committee's goal is to promote the professional development of women, particularly during early to later career transitions. By identifying and addressing potential obstacles to career advancement, we hope to promote better representation of women at top levels of academic and professional rank (full professors; diplomates) and greater recognition of women's achievement in APLS and AAFP. Through conference events, mentoring and an email list, the committee targets areas of professional development intended to appeal to women and men at all levels of their career, such as: negotiating professional relationships, balancing work and family, and putting oneself forward for career advancement and awards.