Category: leadership

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Supporting Women in 2020

08 Jan 2020

By Shan Lansing Queen Bee Syndrome is a social theory that describes how women in leadership roles sometimes expect more from female trainees than their male counterparts. I have heard this phenomeno...

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Dream Audaciously

17 Oct 2019

By Sharon Stein When did being ambitious become a bad thing? When I was growing up, my three favorite heroes were JFK, Martin Luther King and Mother Theresa. I remember my early reader book ser...

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Remember: You’re Strong enough!

05 Jun 2019

The AWS blog is thrilled to recognize the experience and accomplishments of women surgeons around the world.  While women surgeons share many common experiences, we differ in our cultural norms,...

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Dealing with Bullying

17 Jan 2019

By Hilary Sanfey MB. BCh. MHPE, FACS, FRCSEd (hon) Bullying is a persistent pattern of mistreatment that includes verbal, nonverbal, psychological, or physical abuse and humiliation. The behavior i...

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Happy Five Year Anniversary, AWS Blog!

15 Nov 2018

By Jane Zhao It has been FIVE years since we launched the Association of Women Surgeons (AWS): Inspiring & Encouraging Women Surgeons Blog. AWS launched the blog during a time when there were Z...

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Finding the Leader Within

12 Nov 2018

By Jennifer A. Villwock When I think about the development of leadership during my medical training, I immediately recall residency, where my faculty was 100% male. I learned many lessons from thes...

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Do you dare to be you?

10 Oct 2018

By Dr. Jaime D. Lewis   Do you dare to be you? Have you taken a chance on yourself to live out your dreams? To be true to the voices inside your heart? When was the last time you trul...