Established in 2021 by Dr. Rukhsana Mirza and Dr. Misha Syed (both AUPO members), WPO’s mission is to foster the professional growth and advancement for women ophthalmologists in academia through creation of a peer mentoring network of women Professors in our field. Through this network, WPO aims to enhance the professional development and equity of women in academic Ophthalmology.
WPO is currently working to create a network of mentors available to academic ophthalmologists for all stages of an academic career. This growing organization is intended to help women academic ophthalmologists connect and build relationships to guide and advance their own careers.
WPO looks forward to coordinating with other organizations that have overlapping objectives to further the mission of WPO by supporting those initiatives that enhance the professional development of women within academic ophthalmology. We anticipate hosting professional development talks and providing networking opportunities at upcoming meetings, including the AAO and AUPO annual meetings.
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