Today marks International Women's Day, and our Acting President, Professor Angela Thomas shares her thoughts on its importance:

I have served as the College’s Acting President for the past year, the first female physician in this role. I’m proud of the College’s vibrant and diverse community and as we continue to grow, it is vital that women have a voice at all levels in healthcare organisations, including leadership roles.  

I have seen a lot of change and improvements in my career, but to say inequality no longer exists would be inaccurate and unfair to those who continue to fight for an equal place at the table. I will challenge gender bias and inequality and would ask women everywhere to do the same whenever they feel able to. We owe this to the next generation of women pursuing careers in healthcare and we must inspire them to stand up and join us.