Gender inequality exists in ophthalmology, optometry and vision sciences. Women in Vision UK is a network of women working in vision-related sciences and healthcare pioneered by Mariya Moosajee, Julie Daniels and Maryse Bailly, who recognized a need for change in 2017.
Our network is for all women working in and around vision. We have over 350 members so far, from lab-based researchers, to those in clinical practice as well as support staff, nurses and communications professionals - it is completely inclusive. The network is a dynamic and lively place to find new contacts, discover useful information and find support tools.
We should not exist and work in a world where there is any level of gender inequality. We want to promote diversity, leadership skills, education, and networking. We are doing this through five specific mission focus areas. Learn more about our mission here.
We also hope in the future to engage patient advocates, the public and the next generation of vision pioneers.
Find out more about the WVUK committee
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