International Women's Day 2023

The theme of International Women's Day 2023 is 'Crack the code – Innovation for a gender equal future'. 'Cracking the Code' highlights the critical roles that bold ideas, inclusive technologies, and accessible education play in combatting discrimination and marginalisation of women.
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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Dani-Wadley-IWD 2023
AOA OWL Chair and Board Director Danielle Wadley's foot and ankle practice utilises cloud-based software, allowing Dani and her all-female support staff the flexibility to work from home and on the go.

Karolien-Schwagten-IWD 2023
Undertaking a foot and ankle fellowship with Andrew Wines, Belgian fellow Karolien Schwagten uses digital planning to help minimise her errors when performing total ankle replacements (TARs).

 AOA OWL WA representative Eleanor Houghton practises her skills in the virtual dimension, completing an ACL reconstruction with VR technology.  


Eleanor-Houghton-IWD 2023

Lauren-Thomson-IWD 2023
Undertaking a foot and ankle fellowship with Andrew Wines, UK fellow Lauren Thomson took her training into her own hands and created an app to improve the standard of orthopaedic examinations.