ESMO Women for Oncology: a network to share and to grow

Advancing the careers of women oncologists to become the leaders of tomorrow

In 2013, thanks to the intuition and vision of Martine Piccart (ESMO President 2012-2013), ESMO started looking into the under representation of female oncologists in leadership positions, which led to the Women for Oncology initiative.

Today, ESMO aims to support women oncologists looking to achieve leadership positions by:

  • Highlighting female leaders considered as models of excellence
  • Acting as a platform to connect and endorse relevant initiatives
  • Acknowledging women oncologists who became leaders in the field

Follow the upcoming initiatives, join the discussion, share your ideas or concerns, have your voice heard!

Get involved: take the 2016 Women for Oncology survey!

Women for Oncology Survey 2016

Do you agree that women working part-time are seen differently by fellow employees? Or that successful men have a higher likeability factor than successful women?

The 2016 study will look at the gender-related challenges of medical oncology professionals. Results will be presented at the ESMO Women for Oncology session at ESMO 2016.

Take the survey

Working Towards Equality for Women in Oncology

On International Women’s Day, Pilar Garrido, Cristiana Sessa and Giuseppe Curigliano celebrate the significant gains achieved by women over the past decades and discuss the challenges that need to be overcome to increase the visibility of professional women in oncology.  Read the article here.

ESMO Women for Oncology: Solange Peters, Pilar Garrido and Erika Martinelli address the challenges women oncologists face in their professional career development.


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