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The Women’s Leadership Gap in Diabetes: A Call for Equity and Excellence. Diabetes 2021;70:1623–1633

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posted on 08.12.2021, 16:12 by Gary Tse, Tong Liu, Leonardo Roever, Sharen Lee
Recently, a series of articles on women’s leadership in diabetes, which reflects the gender disparity in academic medicine, was published in Diabetes (1–3), centered around the article by Dunne et al. (1). The underrepresentation of female talent in the field of clinical medicine has been a longstanding and well-established issue. Women in academia are disproportionately disadvantaged in terms of first author and senior author publications, representation on editorial boards of journals, and leadership roles within academic societies (4). Different strategies that enable leadership development and remove barriers have been proposed to attract and retain female talent (3).

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This work was supported by The Chinese Society of Academic Degrees and Graduate Education (no. 2020MSA93 to T.L.).

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