What does WiSA do?
WiSA is a peer support group which assists female surgeons, trainees and medical students with an interest in surgery to actively seek out mentorship relationships.
WiSA promotes, facilitates and enables women to take up leadership roles and positions in surgery. It does so by its innate ability to understand the needs of women in surgery and the challenges women surgeons and trainees face.
WiSA aims to promote professional networking and encourage multi-centre collaborations.
WiSA acts as a forum for discussion of pertinent issues peculiar to and affecting its members. It addresses the unique challenges that women surgeons face such as: balancing family issues with the demands of a surgical career, including when to have children, pay and promotion equity issues; and the lack of women in academic leadership positions.