It's time to care for women doctors the way we care for others.
We are moved to action by the data
Why we care about empowering women in medicine
In our over 20 years combined direct patient care experience serving thousands of patients and families in our communities, we know what it’s like to love our profession but feel the joy for practicing medicine dwindle over the years as the ever-changing healthcare landscape makes us feel all the more isolated, overworked, undervalued, unappreciated, and like just another cog-in-the wheel.
Female doctors are at higher risk of burnout
Female physicians have a 20-60% increased odds of burnout compared to men (West, et al. J. Internal Med. 2018). Studies suggest that emotional exhaustion may trigger burnout in women doctors (Houkes, et al. BMC Public Health, 2011). Physician burnout has been shown to correlate with a greater intent to decrease clinical workload or to leave current clinical practice (Shanafelt, et al. Arch Intern Med, 2012).
Female doctors are at higher risk of dying by suicide
Physicians practicing in the United States are at higher risk of suicide compared to other professions, with women particularly at risk (Dutheil, et al. PLOS One, 2019). The chances of dying by suicide are substantially higher for physicians than non-physicians, and between 250-400% higher for female physicians than other women (Hampton, T. JAMA, 2005). The suicide rate among female physicians is 2.27 times higher compared to females in the general population.
We envision a brighter and healthier future
We care deeply about our profession and our community. Our mission is to help female doctors become the most joyful, powerful, compassionate version of themselves. In addition to building our own community, we're also here to encourage and facilitate female physicians like you to build peer networks through group meet-ups and events. You don’t need to practice alone.