||The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of Research on Women’s Health (ORWH) is thrilled to host the 6th Annual Vivian W. Pinn Symposium. Convened by ORWH each year during National Women’s Health Week, this event honors the first full-time Director of the office, Dr. Vivian W. Pinn. In her role as the director, one of her objectives was to increase the number of women in leadership roles in research and academic institutions and identify barriers that lead to what we know as the “leadership gap”. This year’s event highlights the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the careers of women scientists. Providing the keynote address is Dr. Reshma Jagsi, the Newman Family Professor and Deputy Chair in the Department of Radiation Oncology and Director of the Center for Bioethics and Social Sciences in Medicine at the University of Michigan. After her talk will be a discussion moderated by Dr. Joshua Gordon, the National Institute of Mental Health Director. The panel includes Dr. Marie Bernard, NIH’s Chief Officer for Scientific Workforce Diversity; Dr. Sonia Flores of the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus; and Dr. Michael Lauer, NIH’s Deputy Director for Extramural Research.