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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 the Women in ESC Initiative to ensure 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 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 career strategy that works for them.

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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.


Dedicated Sessions at ESC Congress 2017

Sunday, 27 August   7:30-8:15
Career counselling - Be proactive and listen to the champions

Monday, 28 August    7:30-8:15
Planning and developing your early career as a scientist

Monday, 28 August    7:30-8:15
Women in intervention