The following post was contributed by Geraldine McGinty, MD, MBA, FACR.
It’s inspiring to see women assuming leadership roles in medicine. And, as one of five women on the American College of Radiology (ACR) Executive Committee, and chair of the ACR Economics Commission, I strongly encourage my female radiology colleagues to seek leadership roles in radiology and radiation oncology.
I am also proud that the ACR is examining why more women don’t choose radiology and how to grow female participation in radiology leadership – inside the College and in practice settings nationwide.
The ACR Commission on Women and General Diversity is studying these issues. The College is also providing resources to help empower women leaders.
In fact, I urge all attendees, especially female physicians and medical physicists, to attend the Entrepreneurial Women Leaders in Radiology session at ACR 2015™ – the College’s all-new annual meeting.
The interactive session examines the tools and methods that can most effectively overcome gender inequality and lead women toward greater success in academia, private practice and corporate radiology. Diversity will make our profession stronger.
They call ACR 2015 “The Crossroads of Radiology.” I am glad it offers a path forward for women in our profession and for all of us in radiology – men and women – to move forward together.