International Women's Day 2024

The theme of International Women's Day 2024 is 'Count Her In: Invest in Women. Accelerate Progress.'. 'Count Her In' examines the pathways to greater economic inclusion for women and girls everywhere. 
By showcasing the work of some of AOA’s skilled, passionate, and determined female members, we hope to continue providing great role models for future generations of Australia’s medical workforce and support gender representation in orthopaedics.
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AOA OWL Chair Danielle Wadley shares some simple tips that were important to building her orthopaedic career and financial independence, which may be useful for other young women beginning their orthopaedic journey.


Former OWL Committee Chair and International Orthopaedic Diversity Alliance Founder Jennifer Green reflects on her experience engaging with the AOA Board, how network access influences the opportunities available to women, and how men and women can both support their female colleagues within orthopaedics.

Champions of Change Working Group Chair Andrew Saies reflects on how he's tried to support and make space for women in the sector, and the journey that he's taken to increase his understanding of the challenges they face and the ways we can help remove obstacles to equity.