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The Glass Slipper and Other Challenges for Women in Medicine
Episode 1587th March 2023 • You Are Not A Frog • Dr Rachel Morris
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Professor Chloe Orkin & Dr Nuthana Bhayankaram of the Medical Women's Federation join us in this episode to discuss sexism in medicine. We share first-hand experiences and explore why it remains a glaring issue today. We then discuss some strategies for action and what we can do to improve things.

If you want to know what the glass ceiling, glass cliff, and glass slippers are and how to avoid them, listen to our entire conversation in this You Are Not a Frog episode.

Here are three reasons why you should listen to the full episode:

  1. How does sexism manifest in the medical world?
  2. Learn the barriers to progress for medical women. 
  3. Discover what we could do on an organisational and individual level to advocate for equality.

Episode Highlights

[04:01] Sexism in Society

[06:48] Medical Women's Federation

[08:18] The Growth of Representation of Women in Medicine

[10:22] Working in a Male-Dominated Hierarchy

[15:33] On Speaking Up

[17:44] Barriers to Progress for Women

[23:06] Why Women Don’t Apply

[25:38] Women’s Household and Professional Roles

[31:10] What We Could Do on an Organisational and Personal Level

[38:02] How to Deal with Blatant Sexism

[44:01] The Work the Medical Women’s Federation Does

[45:11] Chloe and Nuthana’s Top Three Tips


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