Planning Committee Chair Statement
Women remain underrepresented as leaders in academia and healthcare settings. To close this gap, cultural change and contributions from all involved in these spheres will be important - whether that is existing women in leadership or those seeking to be allies for women aspiring to hold positive experiences.
The 2022 Women’s Symposium will be a venue where we can bring together all individuals (both women and their allies) to consider how we might close the persistent gender gap within our work environments. This is the 2nd annual symposium, after the very successful inaugural event in 2021.
All faculty members who identify as women and allies of women within the Faculty of Health Sciences (and beyond) are invited to join us.
Overall Learning Objectives
By the end of the session, participants will be able to:
- Articulate key issues facing women in academia, leadership, healthcare, and society.
- Add new skills to their toolkit for approaching key barriers that women face in academia, leadership, healthcare, and society.
- Navigate the intersectionalities of gender and other identity constructs to form meaningful collaborations and allyships.
- Empower allies across McMaster Faculty of Health Sciences and in surrounding healthcare communities to take action to advance women’s roles in health and healthcare.