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Women in the European Stroke Organisation : One, two, many… – A Top Down and Bottom Up approach

Sandset, Else Charlotte ; de Sousa, Diana Aguiar ; Christensen, Hanne ; Cordonnier, Charlotte ; Fischer, Urs ; Katan, Mira ; Kremer, Christine LU ; Pavlovic, Aleksandra ; Sprigg, Nikola and Bart van der Worp, H. , et al. (2019) In European Stroke Journal 4(3). p.247-253
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Background: An increasing proportion of physicians are women, yet they still face challenges with career advancement. In 2014, the European Stroke Organisation established the goal of increasing the number and participation of women within the society using a Top Down and Bottom Up approach. The ‘Women’s Initiative for Stroke in Europe’ was created the same year by a group of women active within the organisation. We aimed to assess the current status of women in European Stroke Organisation, and to explore the change in sex differences after the introduction of focused approaches to address disparities in 2014. Methods: Using organisational records, we collected data on sex differences in core activities from 2008 up to 2017 including... (More)

Background: An increasing proportion of physicians are women, yet they still face challenges with career advancement. In 2014, the European Stroke Organisation established the goal of increasing the number and participation of women within the society using a Top Down and Bottom Up approach. The ‘Women’s Initiative for Stroke in Europe’ was created the same year by a group of women active within the organisation. We aimed to assess the current status of women in European Stroke Organisation, and to explore the change in sex differences after the introduction of focused approaches to address disparities in 2014. Methods: Using organisational records, we collected data on sex differences in core activities from 2008 up to 2017 including membership, participation in conferences, courses and in the official journal of the society, and positions of seniority and leadership. We estimated sex distribution differences in each of the activities from 2014 to date. Results: In 2017, the proportion of female members was 40%, while 24% of fellows, 22% of the executive board and 19% of the editorial board in the official journal of the society were women. From 2014 to 2017, there was a significant increase in the proportion of female members (p = 0.0002) and in women participating in the annual conference as faculty (p = 0.001). There was no significant change in the sex distribution among the faculty members in junior educational activities (≤27%) or fellows. Interpretation: In 2017, the proportion of women holding positions of seniority and leadership is still significantly lower to the proportion of women attending educational activities. Transparent data on sex distribution will assist implementing tailored programmes to achieve progress against sex-based barriers.

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acute medicine, gender bias, Stroke
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European Stroke Journal
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3
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247 - 253
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SAGE Publications
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2396-9873
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10.1177/2396987319841979
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  abstract     = {<p>Background: An increasing proportion of physicians are women, yet they still face challenges with career advancement. In 2014, the European Stroke Organisation established the goal of increasing the number and participation of women within the society using a Top Down and Bottom Up approach. The ‘Women’s Initiative for Stroke in Europe’ was created the same year by a group of women active within the organisation. We aimed to assess the current status of women in European Stroke Organisation, and to explore the change in sex differences after the introduction of focused approaches to address disparities in 2014. Methods: Using organisational records, we collected data on sex differences in core activities from 2008 up to 2017 including membership, participation in conferences, courses and in the official journal of the society, and positions of seniority and leadership. We estimated sex distribution differences in each of the activities from 2014 to date. Results: In 2017, the proportion of female members was 40%, while 24% of fellows, 22% of the executive board and 19% of the editorial board in the official journal of the society were women. From 2014 to 2017, there was a significant increase in the proportion of female members (p = 0.0002) and in women participating in the annual conference as faculty (p = 0.001). There was no significant change in the sex distribution among the faculty members in junior educational activities (≤27%) or fellows. Interpretation: In 2017, the proportion of women holding positions of seniority and leadership is still significantly lower to the proportion of women attending educational activities. Transparent data on sex distribution will assist implementing tailored programmes to achieve progress against sex-based barriers.</p>},
  author       = {Sandset, Else Charlotte and de Sousa, Diana Aguiar and Christensen, Hanne and Cordonnier, Charlotte and Fischer, Urs and Katan, Mira and Kremer, Christine and Pavlovic, Aleksandra and Sprigg, Nikola and Bart van der Worp, H. and Zedde, Marialuisa and Caso, Valeria},
  issn         = {2396-9873},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {3},
  pages        = {247--253},
  publisher    = {SAGE Publications},
  series       = {European Stroke Journal},
  title        = {Women in the European Stroke Organisation : One, two, many… – A Top Down and Bottom Up approach},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/2396987319841979},
  doi          = {10.1177/2396987319841979},
  volume       = {4},
  year         = {2019},
}