medical women; leadership; medical leadership

The Importance of Leadership Training

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    Women comprise over 50% of medical graduates but they remain under-represented in senior leadership positions in academic medicine, practice settings, and professional medical organisations1. The reasons for this are unclear but the need for opportunities to improve leadership capability among medical women is clear. Without these opportunities the profession will deprive itself both of the diversity of the work styles and values that women bring to the profession, as well as much of the capable pool of candidates to effectively fill such important positions2.