The Women in Head and Neck Surgery Service of the American Head and Neck Society (AHNS) are now accepting nominations for the Margaret F. Butler Outstanding Mentor of Women in Head and Neck Surgery Award. (Nomination application appears at the bottom of this page.)
Dr. Margaret Butler was the first female otolaryngology chairperson in the United States. In 1906, she was appointed Chair of Ear, Nose and Throat at Women’s Medical College of Pennsylvania. As a respected otolaryngologist and an ambassador of the specialty, Dr. Butler provided a blueprint for future generations of female otolaryngologists.
The purpose of this Award is to recognize individuals who have demonstrated leadership in promoting gender diversity in the field of Head and Neck Surgery and its related endeavors. A secondary goal is to encourage further training and mentorship of women leaders in our specialty.
The awardee will receive an honorarium and will be honored at the Women in Head and Neck Surgery Reception on Tuesday July 21, 2020. Individuals nominated for this award will have the following qualities:
- Demonstrated leadership and consistent track record of promoting gender diversity and equity in head and neck surgery and its related fields.
- Consistent support and promotion of women in head and neck surgery and its related endeavors, including demonstrable mentoring of women career advancements and promise through merit-based career advancements and promotions.
- Measurable impact in the promotion of women in head and neck surgery, such as career advancement of mentees, mentorship in publications and research, etc.
Present or past member of the AHNS are preferred but not required.