Report on the status of women occupying leadership roles in oncology.

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Type
Article: article d'un périodique ou d'un magazine.
Collection
Publications
Institution
Titre
Report on the status of women occupying leadership roles in oncology.
Périodique
ESMO open
Auteur(s)
Hofstädter-Thalmann E., Dafni U., Allen T., Arnold D., Banerjee S., Curigliano G., Garralda E., Garassino M.C., Haanen J., Robert C., Sessa C., Tsourti Z., Zygoura P., Peters S.
ISSN
2059-7029 (Print)
ISSN-L
2059-7029
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
2018
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
3
Numéro
6
Pages
e000423
Langue
anglais
Notes
Publication types: Journal Article
Publication Status: epublish
Résumé
While the global workforce is approaching gender parity, women occupy a small number of management level positions across most professions, including healthcare. Although the inclusion of women into the membership of many oncology societies has increased, the under-representation of women in leadership roles within international and national oncology societies remains relatively consistent. Moreover, the exact status of women participating as board members or presidents of oncology societies or as speakers at oncology congresses was undocumented to date.
The database used in this analysis was derived from data collection performed by the European Society for Medical Oncology for the years 2015-2016 and data analyses performed using the Statistical Analysis Software V.9.3 and R language for statistical computing V.3.4.0 by Frontier Science Foundation-Hellas. The literature search was performed by the authors.
We report the presence of a gender gap within oncology. Results regarding the under-representation of women occupying leadership roles in oncology show female participation as members of the board or presidents of national and international oncology societies and as invited speakers at oncology congresses remains below 50% in the majority of societies included in this analysis. Women in leadership positions of societies was associated with a higher percentage of female invited speakers at these societies' congresses (p=0.006).
The full contribution that can be attained from using the potential of women in leadership roles is currently under-realised. Examples of how gender and minority participation in organisations improves outcomes and creativity are provided from science, clinical practice and industry that show outcomes are greatly improved by collective participation of both men and women. Although there are programmes in place in many oncology organisations to improve this disparity, the gender gap is still there. Ongoing discussion may help to create more awareness in the effort to accelerate the advancement of women within oncology.
Mots-clé
gender, gender bias, medical oncology, workplace
Pubmed
Open Access
Oui
Création de la notice
09/02/2018 9:14
Dernière modification de la notice
20/08/2019 15:10
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