Featured, Ongoing, and Community Events

Langston Hughes, “Harlem”

Featured Events – Recognizing Women’s History Month

Events will take place in person or via Zoom unless otherwise indicated; all Mount Sinai faculty, staff, and students are welcome! For a complete calendar of events, please contact diversity@mountsinai.org.

Monday, March 13, 2023 | 1 pm – 2 pm

Rising Stars Panel

In celebration of Women’s History Month, the Heritage Of Latinx Alliance (HOLA) ERG has brought together an extraordinary panel of Rising Star women in the Mount Sinai Health System. Join your colleagues, Ashley Michelle Fowler, Diana Persaud, Hazel Rogers, and Katari Villanueva as they discuss the daily challenges and successes of women in the workplace. 



Monday, March 20, 2023 | 1 pm – 2 pm

The Sweetness of the Fast: The Significance of Ramadan Panel

Join the Asian Resource Network, the Islamic Community of Mount Sinai and the Interfaith Employee Resource Groups for a panel on the Significance of Ramadan. Panelists will engage in meaningful conversation surrounding the significance of Ramadan and what Ramadan means to them, while sharing their own personal experiences and traditions. To register for this virtual event, click the link below. 

Wednesday, March 23, 2023 | 1 pm – 2 pm

The Importance of Building Relationships Panel | Zoom Virtual Event

The Black Women Leaders Connect Employee Resource Group will be hosting a panel on the importance of building relationships in the workplace by sharing experiences and offering tips. The Panel will be moderated by Lyndia Hayden, MS, PMP, Senior Director of Data Integrity and Equity Analytics in the Office for Diversity and Inclusion, and will feature LeWanza Harris, MD, MPH, MBA, MS, Vice President of Quality and Regulatory Affairs, Wendy O’Brien, Vice President and Chief Nursing Finance Officer and Kimberley Ennis, DNP, APRN-BC, Senior Director of Nursing at Mount Sinai Queens.

Ongoing Events

Join Chats for Change sessions – part of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai’s Racism and Bias Initiative – to engage in thoughtful dialogue on issues of race and bias in health care.

Next Session: Tuesday, March 7, 2023 | Noon – 1 pm
Racism x Homelessness 

In 2020, the homeless population in the United States was around 600,000. Isolated and ostracized by society, people experiencing homelessness suffer interpersonal and institutional violence, with a disproportionate number of people stemming from Black and brown communities. Join us as we discuss the implications of homelessness from a public health and racial justice lens and re-imagine an equity-focused approach.

Upcoming Session
Tuesday, March 14, 2023 | Noon – 1 pm

In the News 

Join us as we critically deconstruct a current newsworthy topic related to racism and bias. We will use the What? So What? Now What? critical reflection model to explore what happened, what we learned from the event or topic, how we can apply this learning to our day-to-day, and if there is follow-up needed. One week prior to the session, we will share the newsworthy topic onChangeNow.

Community Events

Not affiliated with the Mount Sinai Health System

Various Dates throughout the month of March

Women’s History Month at New York Public Library

The New York Public Library is hosting a month-long calendar of free events celebrating women in storytelling and media including:

● “The Wondrous Willa Kim: Costume Designs for Actors and Dancers”: NYPL celebrates the long and colorful career of costume designer Willa Kim in her first-ever major retrospective exhibition.

● The Schomburg Center celebrates over 30 years of centering Black women in jazz! Catch renowned and emerging artists such as Lizz Wright and The Original Pinettes Brass Band, plus an opening night curated by drummer Shirazette Tintin. The 2023 festival will be held in person on Mondays March 6,13, and 20 (tickets are available on Eventbrite).

● LIVE from NYPL, the New York Public Library’s premier cultural series will feature conversations including “Patriarchy Smasher: Angela Saini,” “Meredith Broussard: Bias Is More than a Glitch,” and “Jane and Anna Maria Porter: The Most Famous Novelists You’ve Never Read.”

Friday, March 31, 2023 | 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Tonya Lewis Taylor Presents BE YOU NOT HER Women’s History Event | In-Person Event

Location: BKLYN Commons 495 Flatbush Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11225

Join us at the Brooklyn Commons for an evening inspired by Tonya Lewis Taylor’s book Be You Not Her for our annual Womens History Month & Networking Event.

If you find yourself asking the questions: Who am I? Why am I here? How do my unique gifts and talents fit into the world? Come out and let’s learn and grow together!

Attendance is FREE.