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The JCSW was appointed by the Faculty of Medicine on June 8, 1973, with the charge “to survey yearly the status of women at the Harvard Medical and Dental Schools [and] to suggest ways of increasing the number of women on the Faculty and within the Harvard Medical and Dental Schools.” Since then, we have had a strong history of advocacy and innovation. JCSW work led to the creation of Mother's rooms, the Ombuds' Office, the Office of Work and Family, the HMS Dean's Leadership Awards, and the Child Care Summit.

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A community of women and men who strive to make the working environment better for all.


The Joint Committee on the Status of Women

Harvard Medical School /
Harvard School of Dental Medicine
25 Shattuck Street, Room 206
Boston, MA 02115
Tel: 617.432.0719