Category: leadership

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Overcoming Bias

25 Jun 2020

By Joyce Majure, MD, FACS The Association of Women Surgeons (AWS) has come a long way since its founding in 1981. Looking back, it is amazing to see not only how our organization has grown, but al...

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Working Towards Equity in Surgery

18 Jun 2020

By Patricia Martinez Quiñones  As a nation, we are facing the reality that systematic racism exists at all levels, affecting the communities we live in, the institutions we train in, and the patien...

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Covid-19: A Mexican experience

31 May 2020

By Dr. Rocío Carrera In México, the Health Department has reported over 65,000 cases and more than 7,000 deaths (as of May 24th). and 111 of these deaths have been healthcare workers. It is known t...

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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...