MWIA is dedicated to promoting a supportive network between all medical women; it confers opportunities for medical women to consider and work actively towards creating solutions for common issues. It advocates for gender equity and equality in the medical profession, as well as the provision of quality health care for women all over the world [1, 2].Read More »MWIA – AFMW essay competition winner Madhura Naidu
The Australian Centre for Leadership for Women (CLW) is now accessible for all. CLW has been operating since 2000 and has in that time profiled many national and international leaders as well as featured research, information and resources relating to numerous topics on women’s leadership. Visit CLW today for leadership… Read More »Open Access: Centre for Leadership for Women
Downloads and topics include:
Peter Carver: National Health Workforce Reform
Etienne Scheepers: What is Driving Workforce Reform? Read More »Investing in the Health Workforce: Aligning Strategy, Leadership and the Team
Mentoring often forms part of leadership development programs as a strategy to introduce women to the ‘informal’ culture of workplaces or communities at a senior level, and to assist women to establish both formal and informal networks which may facilitate their path to leadership positions.Read More »Why does AFMW run leadership and mentoring programs?
* Paid or volunteer staff with appropriate skills
* Written role statements for all staff and volunteer positionsRead More »Setting standards for responsible mentoring
The emergence of a leader is influenced by personal traits and behaviours; situation: the nature and priority of tasks , a function of the specific contemporary issues; group dynamics; and organisational sociology: structure and distribution of power. This complex background to leadership has been reflected in the literature which has considered a plethora of models for leadership. The following discussion of these models offers us a framework with which to consider contemporary and future leaders.Read More »Our uncertain future requires new leadership
– a perspective of a final year medical student
According to Wikipedia, the knowledge base of the 21st century, leadership can refer to “those entities that perform one or more acts of leading, the ability to affect human behaviour so as to accomplish a mission, or influencing a group of people to move towards its goal setting or goal achievement”.1 Leadership in medicine is vital in this age of dynamic practice, with new diagnostic and therapeutic developments occurring constantly, and with the increasing emphasis on accountability and transparency in medical practice. Women in leadership roles have become more prominent in society over the years, in areas such as politics and business. However, in medicine as in these other fields, the increasing number of women studying and practising is not equally matched by a corresponding increase in women in leadership positions.
The key to effective goal setting is to be realistic and to prioritise; however, such goals cannot be achieved without organisation, time management and the ability to implement practical strategies to achieve our goals. It seems obvious. I am going to use myself as an example.
Recently – inspired by my partner of 4 years, who is increasingly frustrated by my lack of income and consequently our inability to leave the confines of our parents’ houses – I decided to write myself a 5 year plan. Now most people would admit to having some idea of where they would like to be in 5 years, but few have practical strategies in place to ensure that they achieve everything they would like to in that time period.