Women In Intensive Care Medicine Network (WIN) was formed in 2015 to address the gender balance in Australasian intensive care medicine through advocacy, research and networking opportunities for female intensive care doctors.
The WIN committees vision is to improve the representation of women in all facets of intensive care medicine, including clinical, academic and leadership roles. WIN welcomes the important contribution of both women and men to this change process.
The WIN committees recognises the importance of diversity to achieve success in gender balance initiatives within the intensive care specialty. Diversity includes, but is not limited to, differences in gender, age, sexual identity or orientation, nationality, cultural background, ethnicity, religious beliefs, disability, rural or metropolitan professional experience, social identity, and whether or not one has family responsibilities. WIN is committed to providing an inclusive environment to ensure all contributions are welcomed.
In 2018, WIN officially joined ANZICS to form the WIN-ANZICS committee, with representative across Australia and New Zealand. The WIN-ANZICS committee focuses on research and advocacy at a bi-national level, working alongside and supporting local WIN networks.
Further information about the proportion of women in intensive care medicine can be found here.
WIN-ANZICS presents their inaugural webinar with presenters Dr. Mary Pinder and Dr. Neil Orford.
Effective leadership is a crucial skill that all Intensivists must master. But what makes a great leader? Should we be modifying our actions and approach to fit a “leadership mould”, or should we be breaking free of it? Many women are told that in order to succeed as leaders, we need to be doing the former.
Dr. Pinder, our current CICM President, will present an alternative approach. She will share the experiences during her career which has shaped her leadership style, while staying true to her own personal attributes.
The CICM bullying and harassment survey shone a spotlight on the culture within intensive medicine. In that study, women were more likely to report both discrimination and sexual harassment. Dr. Orford has made it his mission to change our working environment so that we all feel safe, valued and heard at work. So how does culture relate to teamwork? What can we expect of ourselves, and of our colleagues when working as a team? These questions and more will be answered (and discussed) during this not to be missed session.