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Women in IR

The Women in IR (WIR) Section promotes women within the specialty by inspiring and empowering women interventional radiologists to achieve their personal and professional goals and serve as a resource to the Executive Council. The WIR Section addresses a variety of topics relevant to physicians and is inclusive to all SIR members.

Objectives

  • To work with the Society, Executive Council and SIR and SIR Foundation committees to increase the number of women within SIR leadership by providing a pathway for professional leadership development within the organization.
  • To provide a forum that supports women in interventional radiology and encourages the open exchange of information which will help individuals further their careers.
  • To provide a forum for women in interventional radiology to meet, interact and network.
  • To develop and present educational programs on a diverse range of topics relating to interventional radiology, career opportunities, career longevity and economic concerns.
  •  To prepare and distribute information to the members that is interesting, educational and relevant.

Speakers Bureau

The WIR Section is dedicated to increasing diversity among speakers at SIR meetings and at jointly sponsored and endorsed meetings. The SIR Speakers Bureau list used to identify potential speakers for national and regional meetings, as well as invited guest speakers.  Grants will be available to defray the travel costs associated with speaking engagements.

 

                                     

Supporting women in interventional radiology

Position Statement on Parental Leave

The Society of Interventional Radiology and the WIR Section issued a position statement to support interventional radiologists who choose to become parents. The statement was published in the July 2017 issue of SIR’s Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology (JVIR).

“The choice to become a parent should not prevent an interventional radiologist from having a successful career, nor should a successful career in IR preclude parenthood,” said Meridith J. Englander, MD, FSIR, chair of SIR’s Women in Interventional Radiology section.

To support interventional radiologists with families, SIR encourages institutions and practices that employ IRs to craft policies that provide paid parental leave for new parents, and include the maintenance of full benefits and 100 percent of pay, for at least six weeks.

Read the position statement

Mentor Match

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SIR’s Mentor Match Program allows you to connect with a mentor or mentee in the same city or on the other side of the world, based on areas of expertise, interest or an array of other demographics specific to your individual needs. Learn more!

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Volunteer to Serve

Volunteering with SIR and SIR Foundation is an excellent way to network and contribute to the speciality.

 

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Careers in IR

SIR’s Career HQ is the premier electronic recruitment resource for interventional radiology. Job seekers, whether you are looking for a new job or ready to take the next step in your career, Career HQ can help find the right opportunity for you.

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Join the WIR discussion

WIR community was created to support women in interventional radiology and encourages the open exchange of information which will help individuals further their careers. And to also provide a forum for women in interventional radiology to meet, interact and network.

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