Gender Equity Working Group

The college strongly endorses gender equity because of its ethical, social, and economic benefits to our fellows, trainees, specialist international medical graduates (SIMGs), and the broader community. The Gender Equity Working Group (GEWG) reports its activities and initiatives to the Professional Affairs Executive Committee (PAEC).
 

The working group was established in November 2017 to promote the importance of equal representation of women and men across our fellowship and an increase in women in leadership and management positions. 
Achievements of the working group include:

  • Delivery of the Gender Equity Position Statement, resource toolkit and self-assessment quiz.

  • The ANZCA Annual Scientific Meeting Regional Organising Committee (ROC) has incorporated best practice guidelines for selection of speakers and panellists into its convenors’ guidelines. Future speakers and convenors will be invited to take the ‘Panel Pledge’ in which they pledge to enquire about the gender representation of speakers and panellists in converences and events when asked to present. 

  • At the 2019 ASM a parents’ viewing room will be available and an inaugural Women in STEMM breakfast will be held.

  • Time-based eligibility criteria for the Emerging Leaders Conference has been clarified to take into account parental leave.

  • ANZCA has committed to signing the United Nations Women’s Empowerment Principles CEO letter of support in partnership with the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and The Royal Australasian College of Physicians.

  •  A dedicated page on the ANZCA website has been created to report gender equity metrics

  • 2019 National Women’s Day was celebrated with a Women In Medicine symposium at ANZCA House.


Committee members

 

Title

Name

Region

Chair

Associate Professor Leonie Watterson

NSW

Member

Dr Vanessa Beavis

NZ

FPM representative

Dr Suzanne Cartwright

NSW

Member

Dr Bridget Effeney

Qld

Member

Professor Kate Leslie

Vic

Member

Dr John Leyden

NSW

Member

Dr Nicole Phillips

NSW

Member

Dr Mark Priestley

NSW

Member

Dr Lindy Roberts

WA

NZ trainee representative

Dr Michael Webb

NZ

GM, Fellowship Affairs

Ms Jan Sharrock

Vic

Membership Manager

Ms Hannah Sinclair

Vic

Committee support officer

Ms Kate Galloway

Vic

Membership Services

Ms Gabby White

Vic


For further information on the group’s activities please contact gewg@anzca.edu.au

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