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A grassroots movement to mobilise and support women in digital health | The women in AMIA experience

Women working in the fields of digital health and health informatics are invited to a targeted webinar next Wednesday 21 October inspired by the Institute’s US counterpart AMIA.

You will go behind the scenes of AMIA’s successful leadership development and mentoring program for women in digital health Women in AMIA (WIA) founded by Prof Wendy Chapman, who is now based at the University of Melbourne.

AMIA found women are under-represented in leadership roles in the fields of health and IT. Leadership training gives women skills and confidence to apply for leadership positions. The goal is to increase the number of women in leadership and decision-making roles in health informatics and digital health.

WIA was launched four years ago with huge voluntary effort by dozens of dedicated women.

Since then, they have worked tirelessly to create career mentoring opportunities, increase the number of women nominated for and receiving awards, measure salaries in informatics in the US, bring young women to their annual symposium for the first time and even launched a podcast!

The leadership program recently graduated its first cohort of female leaders in its inaugural program year.

The Australian webinar features a panel of the women behind the success story of the grass roots WIA Committee.