AOA 2023: Learn a bit about Global Ophthalmic Women (GLOW)
Louise Sclafani, OD, FAAO, FSLS, caught up with Optometry Times at the 2023 AOA Optometry’s Meeting in Washington, DC, to tell us about the exciting new events coming down the pike for Global Ophthalmic Women (GLOW).
Women doctor – Dr Tammie
- It seems that if you are encouraging your daughter to become a doctor, you’re condemning her to a lifetime of unhappiness, depression, and anxiety.
- This is an unfortunate reality for many female doctors who often suffer in silence, experiencing negative effects on their mental health, career growth, and patient care due to the male-dominated nature of the healthcare profession. Women doctors face unique challenges such as gender bias, harassment, and discrimination that can create an unwelcoming and unsupportive work environment.
- This is the objective of #GLOW. We are working to create a special program for our next global meeting in Puerto Rico in 2024.
Women Leadership During a Crisis
According to critical mass theory, a group needs 30 per cent representation to make a tangible difference to a culture. Women currently hold 29 per cent of university presidencies in Canada, and are just reaching the threshold needed to truly advance change.”