Orthopaedics is still one of the least gender diverse medical specialties in the world with a known percentage of women ranging from approximately 1% in India, 7,6% in the USA, 17% in Sweden and the largest known number, 26,4% in Estonia.
WOW aims to raise awareness of the barriers to equity and inclusion of women in orthopaedic surgery and seeks the engagement & partnership of orthopaedic leaders to advance this mission. Leaders in orthopaedics are requested to support the development of societies for women in orthopaedics and encourage their efforts to promote orthopaedic surgery as a career for women in order to increase diversity and equity in orthopaedic surgery.
In 2021 there are more societies and collectives of women in orthopaedics around the world than ever before. These range from informal internet messaging groups to larger established societies with boards, bylaws and clear missions. Women in orthopaedics are mobilizing around the globe.
Our mission is to connect these societies and collectives to network with empowering and supporting the voices of women while seeking solutions for barriers to women in orthopaedic surgery. We want to encourage women to be a member of their regional association, collective, and or society. If there are none in your country, we would like to support and help you set one up to let WOW grow.
WOW is a collective of leaders. We understand WOW as an “Ágora” made by women - for women!
WOW - stronger together!
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Our first meeting was held on March 6th, 2021 - WOW was born!
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