CEW+Inspire Workshop | Promoting Gender Equity in the Professions: What Can We Learn from Academic Medicine?
May 11 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
This session will provide an overview of the presenter’s journey to study the promotion of gender equity in medicine. Dr. Reshma Jagsi will discuss in detail the evidence that her research team and others have gathered to demonstrate the impact of the differential challenges that women in medicine face (unconscious biases, gendered expectations of society, and overt discrimination and harassment) and their evidence-based recommendations regarding:
- how advocacy can lead both to the development of beneficial pipeline programs and policies governing work-life integration;
- the cultural transformation efforts of national organizations (like AAMC, NIH, the National Academies, and TIME’S UP Healthcare) to promote gender equity and discourage sexual harassment; and
- using social media to build communities where individuals might once have been isolated as “the only” one of their demographic characteristics before.
Following this, Dr. Jagsi will moderate a panel of four esteemed colleagues from the medical school, Dr. Dana Telem, Dr. Eve Kerr, Dr. Jack Iwashyna, and Dr. Timothy Johnson. They will have an interactive discussion of insights that can be applied from their experiences in medicine to inform efforts to promote equity in the professions more generally.