Women face challenges that threaten their ability to climb the academic ladder. The reasons are multifactorial and include the impact of family responsibilities, gender role expectations, personal choices, institutional practices, and cultural biases1 (Table 1). Factors affecting the academic life of young female faculty can delay or even derail their success. Alternatively, leveraging strengths and early support can have positive career-long impact. This article provides some strategies to support women, particularly female junior faculty, as they pursue careers in academics.

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