AWS members are intelligent, hard-working, energetic women and men committed to be the best they can be in all facets of their lives. With diverse interests and lifestyles, each member shares a commitment to excellence in surgery.
The definition of success is different for every individual. Family and parenting responsibilities are as important as academic growth for surgeons and surgeons in the making.
Our chapter mission is to provide with venues of discussion to achieve success in the professional and personal arena. We aim to support the leaders of the future, and fostering a benign work environment in surgery.
Through various networking forums, we support the exchange of experiences, advice, and strategies among female surgeons around the world. Many of us remain isolated from our female colleagues in spite of the rising number of women in surgery. AWS addresses the unique challenges faced by women surgeons like: