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LIONZ are committed to supporting female surgeons, breaking down barriers, promoting diversity and being advocates for cultural change.

Get together of LIONZ people

LIONZ events feature practical workshops, support networking and mentoring while also creating opportunities for some of our female registrars to take a leading role in teaching and inspiring future surgeons.

In 2019 LIONZ became part of the International Orthopaedic Diversity Alliance (IODA) an international collaboration advocating for gender and cultural diversity in orthopaedics across the globe. It has been a stimulating and thought-provoking entity to be involved with and we look forward to sharing information and ideas with this group & others such as OWL in Australia or WOW.

Orthopaedics is sometimes still regarded as a specialty requiring bulk, so by sharing our stories and shining a light on the highs & lows 

- we can be agents for meaningful change and inspire female medical students & registrars explore orthopaedics as a rewarding option. 

The 2021 LIONZ forum & workshop was scheduled  to take place this October in Wellington, NZ, but current Covid levels have meant we had to cancel this year. Roll on 2022 & please let your contacts know to keep an eye on the NZOA Events Calendar.

If you're not on the LIONZ mailing list, please contact NZOA & they'll connect you to the group.

If you want to know more about LIONZ or to share some thoughts and ideas - please contact Margy Pohl :