WSC mission is to collaborate to grow, empower, support and aspire women surgeons at varies stages of their career to achieve their personal and professional goals through meaningful connections, mentorship and education. WSC aims to positively impact our community in Kuwait, regionally in the Gulf and Middle East and internationally.
On April 12th, 2018, a Whatsapp group “Women Surgeons of Kuwait” (WSK) was created to connect women working in the surgical field and empower and support each other.
The group consisted of pioneers, qualified women surgeons and women in residency training in diverse surgical specialities in Kuwait and also included some Kuwaiti women surgeons training abroad. The group went on its first breakfast meeting on 28th of April, 2018, where they shared their stories and experienses in surgery and life. The event was a success and was posted on social media and rapidly has caught the attention of the local surgical society. WSK has then continued its activities and continued to grow in number and therefore, official representation mandated its evolution to be the Women Surgeons Committee (WSC) in Kuwait Association of Surgeons (KAS) in December 2018. The WSC was the fruiful result of tireless collaborative efforts of the WSK group over several months, and was publically announced in February 2019.
The WSC efforts has expanded to reach and welcome women surgeons from all the six Gulf Countries and to reach the international community. The WSC has partnership with the Association of Women Surgeons (AWS) and is looking forward to form further collaborations with other organizations and committees to support its cause and mission.
The Women Surgeons Committee is planning the first WSK conference in November 2019, which will be the first of its kind in the Gulf region and the Middle East aiming to connect, empower and support all women surgeons in the region in the field of surgery.
This is how our story started! We encourage you to join our journey. Together We Grow, Empower, Aspire Women Surgeons Everywhere!