Moderator: Sunny Linnebur, PharmD, FCCP, BCPS, FASCP, BCGP
Speakers: Rebecca S. Boxer, MD; Mary Dierich, PhD, APRN, CNP; Aanand Naik, MD; Mary Norman, MD
Developed by the Public Policy Committee and the Women in Geriatrics Section
Women have come a long way in the workplace, but gender inequity persists across all professions and industries. Geriatrics is no exception. A writing group comprised of AGS Public Policy Committee and Women in Geriatrics Section members have been working to develop a position paper focused on how we can achieve equity for women of all disciplines working in geriatrics. This session presents findings from the writing group’s research and recommendations for a path forward. Learning Objectives: (1) describe challenges faced by women in geriatrics including equity in compensation, career advancement, and promotion; (2) recognize implicit biases, system-wide policies, and other factors that disadvantage women in geriatrics; and (3) discuss ways to achieve gender equity in geriatrics, helping everyone to flourish in a career caring for older people.