American Association for Women Radiologists – AAWR
The Association was founded in 1981 to: provide a forum for issues unique to women in radiology, radiation oncology and related professions; sponsor programs that promote opportunities for women; and facilitate networking among members and other professionals.
From the desk of Dr. Yoshimi Anzai, 2014 AAWR President
Dear AAWR Members:
Many people ask me “how do you do all the things you do and maintain your sanity?” Well, I do my best to remain rational at work, although that is not always the case at home. My family knows that very well. I am fortunate to have a supportive husband and an understanding teenage daughter.
Many women in our community feel similar. We experience pressure to perform at a higher level at work to produce more, and to increase our responsibilities while the demands of home and family weigh heavily on our minds.
With that in mind, I recommend a wonderful book for you to read, What works for Women at Work, by Joan C. William, who is a Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of California Hastings College of the Law. This book offers a multi-generational perspective into the realities of working women. Based on interviews with 127 successful working-women, you may find messages that resonate with you. If you are feeling stressed, this book will certainly energize you and may provide you an “aha” moment.
Here are some highlights from her book:
1. Women have to prove it again and again – Simple fact is that the vast majority of executives are men, in medicine or outside of medicine. Men are judged by potentials and women are judged by accomplishments.
2. Tightrope between “feminine, likable, but not respected” and “respected, but too masculine, aggressive, and not likable”. Women always have to find a right balance in order not to fall.
3. Maternal Wall- Women with children are seen as less competent or less committed. If you are a good mother, you are not good worker, or visa versa.
She also provides valuable advice:
- Negotiate more
- Stop whining
- Say NO Strategically
Regarding negotiation, women are considered notoriously bad at negotiating. Successful women know how to negotiate. We will have a panel discussion on “Basic Skills of Negotiation for Women” at the AAWR-ARRS luncheon during the ARRS annual meeting on Wednesday, May 7, at noon in San Diego. If you plan to attend ARRS, please join us. You may register through the AAWR website, www.aawr.org
I wish all of you the best. We have had unusual harsh weather in some parts of the country and I hope you stay warm and safe.
President of AAWR
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AAWR at AMCLC
Monday, April 28, 2014 7:00 am
"Why I do it… join the party and bring a friend”.
Darlene Metter, MD FACR
Professor of Radiology and Family and Community Medicine
Getting involved in organizations like the AAWR and the ACR
AAWR at ARRS 2014
May 7, 2014 - 12:00 - 1:00 pm
"Negotiation: How to get the job you really want"
Julia R. Fielding, MD
REGISTRATION OPENING SOON
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ASTRO's 56th Annual Meeting
ASTRO’s 56th Annual Meeting will be held September 14 – 17, 2014 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. Here is the URL for the meeting’s website: https://www.astro.org/Meetings-and-Events/2014-Annual-Meeting/Index.aspx