APA Committee on Women in Psychology (CWP)

CWP Network Breakfast Meeting and the 2012 CWP Leadership Awards

CWP-Network Annual Breakfast Meeting

Committee on Women in Psychology (CWP) hosted its annual breakfast CWP Network Breakfast Meeting (credit: Ms. Kari Hill)On Saturday, Aug. 4, the Committee on Women in Psychology (CWP) hosted its annual breakfast CWP Network Breakfast Meeting. Network members, representing the APA Divisions and State, Provincial and Territorial Psychological Associations, met with CWP members to receive an update on current and future CWP and Women's Program Office (WPO) initiative and to identify and discuss critical issues facing women and Dr. Joan Chrisler, 2012 CWP chair-elect, led a discussion on the upcoming CWP 40th Anniversary in 2013 and invited network members participate in commemorating this very special year of events. Chrisler also discussed current anti-women’s health legislation and invited representatives from the Public Interest – Government Relations Office (PI-GRO) Nida Corry, PhD, Senior Legislative and Federal Affairs Officer and Diane Elmore, PhD, MPH, Associate Executive Director, to discuss current PI-GRO advocacy goals related to women. Lastly, network representatives provided a brief update their group’s activities, as well as to comment on current issues facing their groups and effective strategies they use to increase women’s participation.

2012 CWP Leadership Award


CWP Leadership Award

Left to right: Drs. Tania Israel, Martha Banks, Ruth Fassinger, Cynthia de las Fuentes, Stephanie Shields, Shari Miles-Cohen, and Janice Yoder


The CWP announced the following recipients of the 2012 Leadership Awards during the APA Convention in Orlando, Fla.:

Martha E. Banks, PhD, Distinguished Leader for Women in Psychology, “in recognition of her scholarship and service to the inequities faced by women of color and women with disabilities.”

Ruth E. Fassinger, PhD, Distinguished Leader for Women in Psychology, “in recognition of her outstanding contributions as an exceptional scholar, committed teacher and mentor, and accomplished leader.”

Tania Israel, PhD, Emerging Leader for Women in Psychology, “in recognition of her leadership and her program of research on responsive mental health services to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) women.”

Janice D. Yoder, PhD, Distinguished Leader for Women in Psychology, “in recognition of her scholarship and service to the psychology of women and to women in psychology.”

Eileen L. Zurbriggen, PhD, Emerging Leader for Women in Psychology, “in recognition of her outstanding and innovative research and her tireless advocacy for the rights and welfare of women and girls.”