Women are significantly under-represented in positions of cardiology leadership. Hear from these women and learn from their experiences.
Don't let fear stop you achieving what YOU want for your career. With the right planning and support, many things are achievable, even if it means a little juggling, military precision planning - and lots and lots of lists!!
First, get your core clinical role well under your belt; you will need professional respect above all else.
Stay focused in your main interest area, but when development becomes limited therein, do not be afraid to explore the labyrinth of pioneering possibilities and service evolution.
Believe in yourself. Know who your friends are (you will need them) and never give up.
Just apply – you can do it, and why shouldn’t it be you? Don’t wake up when you are 50 and wonder “what if? Could it have been me?”. If you are unsuccessful, move on and try something else.
My piece of advice for future cardiologists would be to be selective about the projects that you take on and to make sure you spend your time working on projects that you are passionate about. Improving a service that you really care about is deeply satisfying and will keep your job enjoyable for years to come.
Get involved, believe in yourself – you deserve your place ‘at the table’, elevate others.