The AAMC has acknowledged that women bring a different voice and a different perspective that can help solve many of the problems facing academic medicine today. Persistent gender stereotypes and other forms of unconscious bias hold back the careers of women. Though women made up nearly half of medical school assistant deans at fully accredited medical schools in 2013–2014, there is little sign of their advancing to the highest levels of leadership. Elevating women to leadership roles will increase diversity of thought and perspective. A recent article in the Harvard Business Review pointed out that while training programs and reporting systems won’t end sexual harassment. promoting more women will.