International Women’s Day (IWD) is celebrated annually on March 8th to recognize the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of all women (UN Women, 2021).
In British Columbia, Canada, Women have made significant strides in the medical field. However, disparities still exist in terms of salary, promotion, and leadership opportunities. While women make up a large proportion of the healthcare workforce, they are underrepresented in top leadership positions (Doctors of BC, 2021)
International Women’s Day is a time to celebrate the achievements of women and to raise awareness about the challenges they still face, including in the medical field. While there has been progress made, there is still much work to be done. It is important to continue to advocate for equal opportunities and support for women in all fields, including medicine.
UN Women. (2021). International Women’s Day. https://www.unwomen.org/en/news/in-focus/international-womens-day
Doctors of BC. (2021). Gender Equity in BC Medicine: Share Your Thoughts and Have Your Say. https://www.doctorsofbc.ca/news/gender-equity-bc-medicine-share-your-thoughts-and-have-your-say