womenmind™ is a community of philanthropists and thought leaders tackling the unique gender issues that underrepresented people face when it comes to their mental health. Inspired and empowered by their support of CAMH, members of the womenmind community connect with and learn from each other while driving change for women’s mental health and women in science.
At CAMH, our definition of women includes cisgender, transgender, and non-binary people.
The womenmind community exists to put the unique needs and experiences of women at the forefront of mental health research and care – prioritizing the narratives, bodies and minds of women.
In its first five years, womenmind will raise funds to recruit new female scientists and provide them with early career support, hold research and seed grant competitions, offer mentoring programs for women in science and host an annual global research symposium. These initiatives are all oriented around furthering women-centered research while promoting the careers of women in science.
Since launching in March 2020, the funds raised by the womenmind community have contributed to:
- Hiring Dr. Daisy Singla, the first-ever womenmind-funded scientist at CAMH whose research focuses on closing the gender gap in mental health by improving access to talk therapies for women worldwide
- Awarding Seed Funding to fuel the work of three scientists focused on important and under-researched areas of women's mental health
- Developing a mentorship program for women scientists