The number of female O&P practitioners in the United States is now at 20% and rising fast. This has led Össur to create the Össur Women’s Leadership Initiative (OWLI). Össur Women’s Leadership Initiative seeks to encourage and support the O&P profession by providing a forum for discussion and education with the goal of developing and strengthening the leadership skills of female O&P practitioners.
As a result, we hope to:
- Increase the volume of female leadership within the O&P industry
- Encourage fairness and equality in the workplace of O&P
- Eliminate conscious or unconscious gender biases in the workplace
- Create a positive, balanced perception of both male and female industry leaders
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