Women in Surgery Leadership Development Conference
In addition to ongoing research, the annual MWSC leadership conference in Ann Arbor is a platform for national outreach. The Michigan Women's Surgical Collaborative hosts the annual Women in Surgery Leadership Development Conference in Ann Arbor, MI. This event is sponsored by the University of Michigan's Department of Surgery. The symposium is designed to engage senior residents, fellows, and early career faculty with experts in leadership and career-building approaches. Participants not only hear speakers address issues and challenges confronting women as they seek to advance in the field of surgery, they are also provided individualized coaching opportunities based on self-evaluation of their own leadership and conflict styles. With millions of social media impressions, the conference is also engaging more people through contemporary outlets, and thus expanding its nationwide impact.