Gender and ethnic diversity in global ophthalmology and optometry association leadership: a time for change
Yashadhana A, Clarke NA, Zhang JH, Ahmad J, Mdala S, Morjaria P, Yoshizaki M, Kyari F, Burton MJ, Ramke J. Gender and ethnic diversity in global ophthalmology and optometry association leadership: A time for change. Ophthalmic and Physiological Optics. 2021.
Equality for women and ethnic minorities in ophthalmic and optometric employment, clinical practice and academia is yet to be achieved. Improvements in gender parity are needed in member organisations of the WCO and ICO across all world regions. In high-income regions, efforts to address inequity at the intersection of gender and ethnicity are also needed. Potential strategies to enable inclusive leadership must be centred on structurally enabled diversity and inclusion goals to support the professional progression of women, and people from ethnic minorities in global optometry and ophthalmology.