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An Evolution of Empowerment: A Women in Medicine Summit Compendium, 2021

Written by: Shikha Jain, MD, FACP, David C. Kim
Published on: Aug 27, 2021

A Women in Medicine Summit® Compendium, 2021In this compendium, you will find pieces written by invited faculty speakers from the 2021 Women in Medicine Summit (WIMS), who share their expertise on the evolution of empowerment that has occurred in medicine.

You can also discover strategies for achieving equity in healthcare utilizing evidence, science and authentic leadership and learn how to find your voice so that you, too, can be a champion for change.


This past year has stretched physicians and workers across the healthcare spectrum further than ever before. An already broken system was laid bare. Disparities that have existed for years have now become impossible to ignore. It is time to work together to implement solutions and to break down the systemic barriers that continue to perpetuate disparities in medicine.

We must use the decades of research that already exist along with our collective lived experiences to rebuild a better, more equitable system. Not only because it is the right thing to do, but because by doing so, we will see benefits to our patients, our colleagues, our communities and the healthcare system as a whole. When this pandemic is behind us, we must not return to the pre-COVID-19 status quo that has driven so many accomplished women from medicine.

We can do better. And we must.

Shikha Jain, MD, FACP - Chair, Women in Medicine®

Compendium Articles

From the Editors

  • Preface
    David C. Kim (Partner Development Manager, Wiley Career Center Services)
  • Introduction
    Shikha Jain, MD, FACP (Chair, Women in Medicine®)

Table of Contents

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Women in Medicine Summit 2022

Women In Medicine Summit 2022

We invite you to join us at the 2022 Women in Medicine Summit, which will be held Sept. 16 to 17.

Be part of the change that is needed for the future of healthcare by equipping yourself with leadership skills and essential tools. Connect with leaders from across the globe, sign up for personal mentorship sessions, pick up tips for personal and professional development and find your voice as we all work toward closing the gender gap in our healthcare system.