International Women's Day was March 8, a day to celebrate women and to raise awareness for gaps in social and pay equality around the world. On Twitter, women in medicine tweeted in support of their fellow female clinicians, and how amazing they can be.
Some tweets thanked the teams around them ...
... while others highlighted their female-centric teams.
Rockstar all-female physician team holding down the fort overnight! Happy International Women's Day - keep up the phenomenal work! 💪👩⚕️🏥 #WomenInMedicine #InternationalWomensDay #FEMinEM #LaFamilia #BoogieDown pic.twitter.com/l06NCPJqRi— Jacobi/Montefiore EM (@Jacobi_EM) March 9, 2019
All female team in the #operatingroom today (including the bun in the oven!) #HappyInternationalWomensDay (I can do what you can do while 36 1/2 weeks pregnant!) @womeninsurgery @WomenSurgeons @AAOS1 @HandSociety pic.twitter.com/FTjfd5lTQt— Megan Conti Mica, MD (@megancontimica) March 8, 2019
Happy international women's day. To the women breaking down barriers and the men who support us along our way. Thank you for continuing the work of the generations before us. #WomenInMedicine #WomenInSurgery #HeForShe #balanceforbetter2019 #IWD2019 https://t.co/Qem8x465Z6— Leandra Stringer (@Leandra_S13) March 8, 2019
Some tweets pointed out the disparities, while others looked at how far the fight for equality has come.
Happy #InternationalWomensDay! Women Physicians are a growing part of the medical community, but still face salary inequities, work-life imbalance and discrimination. Here are some historical accomplishments achieved by #WomenInMedicine, and ways the field needs to improve:— Dr. Kyle Yasuda (@AAPPres) March 8, 2019
Children draw scientists as women 36% of the time, up from almost never. If you can’t imagine it, you can’t draw it...and probably can’t imagine being it. Change needs to start early. #WomenInMedicine @WomenSurgeons #IWD2019 #GenderEquity https://t.co/zzo5qpGIqW— Julie A Sosa (@Jasosamd) March 11, 2019
Happy #IWD2019 While gender parity remains a work in progress, I feel grateful to live in a time where the efforts of so many mean it may exist not only for me, but my sweet daughter. #ItWasNeverADress though I do like to wear them from time to time... #womeninmedicine pic.twitter.com/ofkF7ZWU4S— Jaclyn Bjelac MD (@JackieBjelacMD) March 9, 2019
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