Building on the buzz of 2022 in Christchurch, this year LIONZ Co-Chairs Nikki Hooper & George Chan hosted the annual forum in Wellington. The workshop for female delegates in the morning gave everyone an opportunity to get hands on & it was pretty exciting to see tools designed specifically for smaller hands.
In the afternoon there were concurrent sessions: one supporting interview preparation & the other moderated by Southern Cross Healthcare on setting up private practice.
Research confirms that role models, mentors & exposure are key factors in women choosing orthopaedics as a specialty, so this year we were particularly delighted to have high school student Claire Ma join us in Wellington & you can read her thoughts on her experience at this link.
You can see a gallery of the 2023 LIONZ forum on their webpage at this link & there's plenty of ways to keep in touch with LIONZ - Facebook, Instagram & monthly newsletter.
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