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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.
About the guests
Professor Chloe Orkin
Dr Nuthana Bhayankaram
Reasons to listen
- How does sexism manifest in the medical world?
- Learn the barriers to progress for medical women.
- Discover what we could do on an organisational and individual level to advocate for equality.
Sexism in Society
Medical Women’s Federation
The Growth of Representation of Women in Medicine
Working in a Male-Dominated Hierarchy
On Speaking Up
Barriers to Progress for Women
Why Women Don’t Apply
Women’s Household and Professional Roles
What We Could Do on an Organisational and Personal Level
How to Deal with Blatant Sexism
The Work the Medical Women’s Federation Does
Chloe and Nuthana’s Top Three Tips
Rachel Morris: One of the things that frustrates me so much is that even in 2023, we often see women taking on the brunt of the childcare, the household chores, and the emotional labour. And it’s no better in medicine. We know that the gender pay gap in medicine, if anything, is still massive and still growing. So with up to 60% of the medical workforce being women, why are we still in this situation, and how can we make it better? In this episode, I’m chatting with Professor Chloe Orkin and Dr Nuthana Bhayankaram from the Medical Women’s Federation…