• The UAB Commission on the Status of Women is dedicated to promoting gender inclusion and equity by supporting and improving options and opportunities for women at every stage of their education and career.

    The Commission’s members support work-life balance initiatives, training and development of emerging leaders and community outreach to improve the academic climate and work environment at UAB. These efforts build on UAB’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion and are evidenced by the educational achievements of women students, the innovative teaching, scholarship and research by women faculty, and the professional advancement of women staff and administrators. Collaboration with campus and community organizations help us open new doors of opportunity, and we will continue to build a network that enables women at UAB to thrive.

    Anita Resized Committee
    Anita N. Clemon, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, CAAP
    Chair of UAB Commission on the Status of Women


    Public Relations Committee,
    Public Relations Committee
    Melanie Armstrong
    Assoc VP Development & Alumni
    Membership Committee, Samm Bartee, Animal Resources Program
    Membership Committee
    Samm Bartee 
    Animal Resources Program
    Programs & Outreach Committee, Rikki Tanner, Epidemiology
    Programs & Outreach Committee
    Rikki Tanner
    Representation & Compensation Committee, Stella Aslibekyan, Epidemiology
    Representation & Compensation Committee
    Stella Aslibekyan
    Strategic Planning Committee, Molly Wasko, CSOB - Dean's Office
    Strategic Planning Committee
    Molly Wasko
    CSOB - Dean's Office
    Strategic Planning Committee, Katreshia Louis-Verrett, Athletics
    Strategic Planning Committee
    Katreshia Louis-Verrett
    Suits 4 Success Committee, Laura Tull, Coord Student Svcs
    Suits 4 Success Committee
    Laura Tull
    Coord Student Svcs
    Suits 4 Success Committee, Nicole Wright, Assistant Professor
    Suits 4 Success Committee
    Nicole Wright
    Assistant Professor

  • Suits for Success NEW

    Suits for Succes

    A dozen years ago, members of the newly created Commission on the Status of Women had an idea to help disadvantaged women enter or advance in the workforce: dress them for success.

    They cleared their closets of work-appropriate attire and accessories, and encouraged their friends and colleagues to do the same. The annual Suits for Success event generates great support in the community collecting boxes of clothing, accessories and toiletries for My Sister’s Closet, an outreach program of the YWCA of Central Alabama.

    Outstanding Women

    The UAB Commission on the Status of Women presents the awards annually during Women’s History Month to honor women in the UAB and Birmingham communities who have mentored or served other women, taken a courageous stance or overcome adversity to achieve a goal.

    Candidates for the award are nominated by UAB faculty, staff and students, Birmingham residents, mentors and others from around the country and are selected by a committee of university and community women.
  • Women have played a vital role in the history and the continued success of The University of Alabama at Birmingham. The timeline below highlights many female firsts by recognizing those who blazed a trail while contributing to the foundation and growth of this institution.


  • AAUW
    UAB Women in STEM

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