The Women's Interprofessional Network of the American Diabetes Association (WIN ADA) is our members-only network for female clinicians, scientists, educators, and other health professionals in diabetes. The group’s goals are simple, yet profound:

  • Strengthen the voice and presence of women in diabetes research and clinical practice
  • Recognize the significant contributions of women to the diabetes field
  • Provide career development and networking opportunities to women of all career stages to help them achieve their full potential
  • Increase research efforts on women’s health and sex as a biological variable in diabetes

Not yet a WIN ADA member? Sign in at with your membership account. On the "My Account" page, select "yes" for WIN ADA.

WIN ADA Awards

The WIN ADA Awards, including the Lois Jovanovic Transformative Woman in Diabetes Award and four Abstract Awards, recognize outstanding women who have made significant contributions to diabetes research, clinical care, public health, education, and related areas.

If you had an abstract accepted for the 84th Scientific Sessions and are a WIN ADA member, consider applying for one of WIN ADA’s Abstract Awards. Awards are presented in the following categories:

  • Sex as a Biological Variable and Women's Health
  • Basic Science: Islet Biology, Immunology, Physiology or Obesity
  • Behavioral Medicine, Nutrition, Education, and Exercise
  • Clinical Diabetes, Epidemiology, and Diabetic Complications

Apply by 11:59 p.m. ET on April 25, 2024.

Upcoming Events

The WIN ADA networking reception will take place on Friday, June 21, 2024 at 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. ET ADA’s 84thScientific Sessions in Orlando, FL. Join the WIN ADA Advisory Group as they present the Lois Jovanovic Transformative Woman in Diabetes Award and recognize several researchers with WIN ADA Abstract awards. Stay for the event discussion about WIN ADA activities and networking with fellow members. Light hors d'oeuvres and refreshments will be provided. Register for ADA’s 84th Scientific Sessions and this networking event.

WIN ADA Professional Development Course

WIN ADA hosted its first professional development course in 2022- 2023.

The WIN ADA Professional Development Course will consist of 3 virtual sessions and 1 in-person session, each 2 hours in length from September 2023 through June 2024. This interactive, longitudinal program is a professional development opportunity for early to mid-career ADA members. Professional development topics will include: leadership skills, self-advocacy, networking, how to give a speech, work-life balance, imposter syndrome, how to write letters of support, and nominating women for awards. Additionally, a mentoring component will be available for participants.

This course is supported by funding from The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust.

WIN ADA Advisory Group 

Our WIN ADA Advisory Group consists of expert clinicians, scientists, educators, public health practitioners, and other diabetes professionals. This group meets regularly to plan WIN ADA activities, vote on award nominations, and discuss strategies for advancing women's careers.

WIN ADA Advisory Group Application is now closed. Applicants will be notified in mid-May about the status of their application.

Join WIN ADA on the DiabetesPro Forum!

All WIN ADA members have access to the DiabetesPro Forum, the Association's brand-new, online communications and resouce-sharing platform. The site features discussion forums, resource libraries, and event calendars exclusive to WIN ADA and the WIN ADA Advisory Group. This new resource will enable you to commu­nicate with and share resources regularly with women in science and health care around the globe. 

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WIN ADA Spotlight the Science of Women Leaders: Highlighting the Achievements of Barbara E. Corkey, PhD

Dr. Barbara E. Corkey is a prominent leader in the diabetes field with 40 years of research support and 180 publications. Hear about her truly remarkable contributions in this interview with WIN ADA founders, Dr. Darleen Sandoval and Dr. Jane Reusch.