Gender equality in oncology: The importance of representation

Progress in gender equality in oncology is the key to innovation and leads to the best possible patient outcomes.

The field of oncology has a gender imbalance, with women only occupying a small number of leadership positions. So how can we improve gender equality in oncology? Dr Pilar Garrido, Dr Anna Sophie Berghoff, Dr Cristiana Sessa and colleagues, from the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO)’s Women for Oncology (W4O) Committee, are monitoring the representation of female oncologists. Through […]

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Degendering, millennials and organisational resilience

Organisational practices continue to feature gendered power structures.

Many organisations were already struggling from the effects of global, social, economic and environmental crises before the COVID-19 pandemic struck. As a result, sustainability and organisational resilience have become the focus of modern management research and literature. Dr Hope Witmer, of Malmö University in Sweden, believes that to successfully navigate the way ahead, organisations need to ‘degender’ their structures, practices […]

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