Category: networking


Inspiring & Encouraging Women Surgeons Blog

05 Nov 2015

by Minerva Romero Arenas, MD, MPH It was only a month ago that thousands of surgeons met in Chicago for the annual American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress. Just days before, however, over 15...


Learning to Lead & Lean In: A Medical Student Perspective on AWS.

29 Oct 2015

[caption id="attachment_6601" align="alignleft" width="225"] 1st year Medical Student Sarah Armenia at the AWS Conference 2015.[/caption] Author: Sarah Armenia I first became familiar with the A...


The Story of Rosie

16 Sep 2015

by: Susan Pories, MD, FACS “Rosie” is a secretary who worked for a surgeon on my floor in the Doctor’s Office Building for many years.   Seeing Rosie in the hallway or elevator was always a...


Networking = Connectivity

16 Oct 2014

by: Sharon Stein, MD, FACS To me, networking is all about connectivity. It is about finding people with whom I have something in common and forming bonds. Sometimes it gives me opportunities, som...


Interview with Dr. Diana L. Farmer

12 Mar 2014

by Lauren B. NosanovDr. Diana L. Farmer, an internationally renowned fetal and neonatal surgeon, is Chair of the Department of Surgery at UC Davis Health System, where she oversees more than 250 fac...


Why I Started Tweeting and Blogging

05 Mar 2014

by Sophia K. McKinley For years, I limited my participation in social media: my tendency is to untag all photos of myself on Facebook, and as recently as six months ago I had never visited


Blogger Q&A: Why AWS?

18 Feb 2014

Brittany Bankhead-Kendall, MD: Camaraderie and advice from women in the same boat as I! As women surgeons we are in a very unique situation and it's so beneficial to have others who have walked befo...


There’s Something In the Water

25 Nov 2013

by AWS writer, Denise HarriganOften-invisible but highly influential, second-generation gender bias often impedes women’s ascent to top levels of leadership. The Harvard Business Review intends to e...


Powerful Tweets

15 Nov 2013

by Lauren NosanovSocial media have come to play a growing role at national conferences, serving not only as a convenient vehicle for information dissemination, but also as a forum for idea sharing and...