It is a yearlong celebration of the 10th anniversary of the WIO Endowment that was established at the Boston AAO-HNSF Annual Meeting in 2010. Four women in otolaryngology championed the idea of establishing a women's endowment. Four days later over $400,00 were pledged in support of the WIO Endowment.
It is a yearlong fundraising campaign to raise $800,000, to double what was raised in four days in 2010.
Progress has been made over the past decade however, there is still so much more to accomplish in areas such as:
- Reducing pay inequity
- Improving leadership opportunities
- Funding research that is impactful in highlighting and combatting conscious and unconscious biases
- Funding for programs that provide women in otolaryngology with the professional skills and tools needed to advance in their careers
It is a celebratory event, taking place at the AAO-HNSF's 2020 Annual Meeting & OTO Experience in Boston, celebrating all that women in otolaryngology have achieved in past decade, back where it all began in 2010.