Lecture: Women Leaders in Eye Health Webinar Series

In a collaborative effort, Women In Ophthalmology (WIO), Seva Foundation and Orbis International have come together to coordinate a global webinar series on topics that speak to current and prospective women in ophthalmology. The topics focus on issues raised and experienced by female ophthalmologists and the series will provide practical advice and support for career satisfaction and advancement. The webinar series also showcases our collective efforts to partner with organizations dedicated to supporting eye care professionals to excel personally and in their careers.

Please enjoy the engaging sessions that include in total over 30 dynamic, global speakers and moderators. Speakers will share personal stories and experiences, highlighting strategies and key take aways on the topics discussed. There are also moderated Q&A session throughout each session.

To cater to different global audiences, there are two versions of each series- for folks in the Western and Eastern hemispheres.

For Sessions 1A and 1B, the topics covered are:
“Eyeing the Gap: Gender Inequities In Visual Health and the Workplace” examines global gender inequities in visual health and blindness and the impacts of gender bias in the workplace.

For Sessions 2A and 2B, the topics covered are:
“Catapulting Your Career: Seeking Out Opportunities for Growth” discusses how female eye health professionals can catapult their career and seek out career growth opportunities.

Session 1A (Western Hemisphere): Eyeing the Gap: Gender Inequities in Visual Health and the Workplace
This inaugural webinar series session kicks off by examining global gender inequities in visual health and blindness and the impacts of gender bias in the workplace.
Speakers: This session was moderated by Dr. Sara Wester (USA) and Dr. Lucia Silva (Guatemala). The panelists include: Dr. Ciku Mathenge (Rwanda), Dr. Angela Fernandez (Colombia), Dr. Keith Carter (USA), Dr. Rosa Balcells (Chile), Dr. Nancy Al Raqqad (Jordan) and Dr. Julia Haller (USA).

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Session 1B (Eastern Hemisphere): Eyeing the Gap: Gender Inequities in Visual Health and the Workplace
This inaugural webinar series session kicks off by examining global gender inequities in visual health and blindness and the impacts of gender bias in the workplace.
Speakers: This session was moderated by Dr. Erin Shriver (USA) and Dr. Imane Tarib (USA/Morocco). The panelists include: Dr. Swati Tomar (India), Dr. Helen Danesh-Meyer (New Zealand), Elizabeth Kishiki (Tanzania), Dr. Tanya Trinh (Australia/Canada), Dr. Binita Sharma (Nepal) and Dr. Catherine Green (Australia).

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Session 2A (Western Hemisphere): Catapulting Your Career: Seeking Out Opportunities for Growth
This webinar series session discusses unique ways in which female eye health professionals can advance and elevate their presence in the ophthalmic community throughout different stages of their career.
Speakers: This session was moderated by Dr. Lisa Njim (USA) and Dr. Nada Jabbur (Lebanon). The panelists include: Dr. Tamara Fountain (USA), Dr. Maria Montero (Mexico), Dr. Kim Jebodhsingh (Barbados), Dr. Marvice Okwen Tebid (Cameroon), Dr. Laura de Benito Llopis (United Kingdom) and Dr. Paul Lee (USA).

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Session 2B (Eastern Hemisphere): Catapulting Your Career: Seeking Out Opportunities for Growth
This webinar series session discusses unique ways in which female eye health professionals can advance and elevate their presence in the ophthalmic community throughout different stages of their career.
Speakers: This session was moderated by Dr. Femida Kherani (Canada) and Dr. Gemmy Cheung (Singapore). The panelists include: Dr. Vanessa Neoh (Malaysia), Dr. Shamsiya Murat (Mongolia), Professor Ava Hossain (Bangladesh), Dr. Helena Hurairah (Brunei), Dr. Susan MacDonald (USA) and Dr. Prabha Choksey (Kenya).

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June 2, 2021

Last Updated: September 12, 2022

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