The American Medical Women's Association (AMWA) is an organization of women physicians, medical students and other persons dedicated to serving as the unique voice for women's health and the advancement of women in medicine. The organization was founded by Dr. Bertha VanHoosen in 1915 in Chicago, at a time when women physicians were an under-represented minority. As women in medicine increase in numbers, new problems and issues arise that were not anticipated. AMWA has been addressing these issues for 94 years. The American Medical Women's Association is an organization which functions at the local, national, and international level to advance women in medicine and improve women's health.
In 1896 Australia’s first medical women’s society was formed by an inspiring group of ten Victorian female doctors, including Constance Stone. The AFMW was formed in 1927 and today the AFMW offers an important network for female doctors Australia wide.
The Federation of Medical Women of Canada (FMWC) is a national organization committed to the professional, social and personal advancement of women physicians and to the promotion of the well-being of women both in the medical profession and in society at large.
In 1924 a group of women physicians, while attending the Canadian Medical Association’s Annual General Meeting, met to found the Federation of Medical Women of Canada. Since its formation, FMWC has acted as a guardian for women physicians and medical students, giving loans, mentoring and networking opportunities, and acting as a powerful voice in dealing with issues that concern women physicians and women’s health in society. Most of the women physician leaders in Canada have received their training and support through membership in FMWC.
The GMWA was established in Tbilisi, Georgia in 1999 by the initiative of General Director Zhordania Institute of Human Reproduction Professor A. Khomassuridze. GMWA is affiliated member of the Medical Women’s International Association (MWIA).
The Medical Women's Federation was founded in 1917 and is today the largest and most influential body of women doctors in the UK.
The Hong Kong Women Doctors Association was established in October 2006. It is formed by a group of female doctors from different specialties and vintage, who aim at promoting interests and welfare of the female medical profession.
The Medical Women’s International Association (MWIA) is an international non-governmental organization (NGO) representing women doctors from all five continents. The association was founded in 1919 and is therefore one of the oldest professional bodies at the international level.
In 1971, at the annual FASEB meeting, flyers were posted inviting women scientists to a champagne mixer and meeting to encourage the exchange of ideas and solutions to overcoming job discrimination, lower pay, and professional isolation. Those 27 women who took the initiative to make science a better place for women founded the Association for Women in Science (AWIS), today's premiere leadership organization advocating the interests of women in science and technology. For nearly 40 years, the Association for Women in Science has fought for equity and career advancement for women – from the bench to the board room.
Women in Academic Medicine (WAM)