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.