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Women in ESC

Supporting women in cardiology


Cardiology is undergoing a gender flip, with a huge increase in the number of women training to be cardiologists (today 70% of cardiologists in training are women). To address this, the ESC has launched its Women in ESC Initiative by ensuring that women coming into the field are sufficiently armed for successful careers.

What the ESC is doing to support Women

The Women Transforming Leadership Programme – ESC Grants

The ESC offers seven grants for its members to attend the innovative executive education programme of the Saïd Business School of the University of Oxford, United Kingdom. The course introduces different ways of dealing with organizational challenges and provides women with tools for finding a strategy that works for them.

2016 grant applications closed.

FInd out more and discover last year's winners

The mentorship programme

This new programme provides support for ESC members who would like to take advantage of the wisdom and experience of senior colleagues to develop their own successful careers. Women interested in becoming a mentee should apply before 16 October 2016.

Access mentorship programme

C-Change survey

17 ESC countries have been selected to participate to an ESC survey to better understand the working environment and challenges for women in cardiology today. The survey is in progress and results will help the ESC to provide the appropriate support to cardiologists and cardiovascular scientists, as well as help the ESC to be a more effective advocate for its members.