EMPoWER: “Empowering and Motivating Pre-SET Women in surgERy”

The Empowering and Motivating Pre-SET Women in surgERy (EMPoWER)  event has been run for the 2nd year since its creation in 2021. Utilising the connective power of Zoom to bring together passionate individuals across the country, this year the event was run as a collaboration between four surgical societies including the Australasian Students’ Surgical Association (ASSA), Adelaide University Surgical Society (AUSS), Australian National University Surgical Society (ANUSS), and the Sydney University Surgical Society (SUSS)!

Our theme this year was “Finding Your Voice in Surgery” with speakers from various stages of the career pathway joining us to share their stories and experiences. We had an exciting lineup of speakers with two keynotes to start off our morning followed by 3 inspirational breakout sessions.