ESO WISE Women in Stroke Leadership Workshop at ESOC

As of 2015, in most European countries there are more women among physicians than men. Despite these numbers women are underrepresented in leadership positions, and women more often choose careers in family medicine or paediatrics, whereas there are more men than women in stroke and surgical fields.

Why is this and how can we overcome it?

On behalf of the European Stroke Organisation and the Women’s Initiative for Stroke in Europe we are pleased to invite you to participate in the first “Women in Stroke Leadership Workshop.”

at ESOC 2018 in Gothenburg, Tuesday 15 May 2018, 18:00 – 20:00

The workshop is aimed at women and men stroke neurologists, physicians and researchers in all career stages. The objective of the workshop to identify and discuss obstacles preventing women leadership in stroke, and to come with suggestions on how these can be overcome.

Men are bold, women are bossy. The power of the “B” word and how to promote women’s leadership in stroke without stereotyping?”
Speaker:  Natalia Sana Rost (USA)

Unconscious gender bias in stroke research
Speaker: Hanne Christensen (Denmark)

From PhD to Leadership – how to overcome the “glass ceiling” effect?
Speaker: Jaap Kapelle (the Netherlands)

What are specific challenges early – mid career?
Speaker: Diana de Sousa (Portugal) and Mira Katan (Switzerland)

How can we make women believe they can make it in the academic world?
Speaker:  Valeria Caso (Italy)

The Lancet Women Initiative
Speaker: Caitlin Aspinall (United Kingdom)

Panel discussion:
Including the speakers, Charlotte Cordonnier, Maree Hacket and Christine Kremer and others.

Please register by 20 April 2018, by sending an e-mail to the ESO Head Office (, stating your affiliation and contact details. The workshop will be open for around 60 participants and registration will be on a “first come, first serve” basis.

We look forward to welcoming you in Gothenburg!

Best wishes,
Else Charlotte Sandset           Aleksandra Pavlovic            Christine Kremer
On behalf of WISE


Conference Venue​
The Swedish Exhibition & Congress Centre, Entrance: Gate 8, Mässans Gata/Korsvägen, 412 94 Gothenburg, Sweden