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  • Advocate increased diversity in general thoracic surgery across Europe.
  • Work towards an understanding of the issues facing women in general thoracic surgery in the context of different cultural backgrounds.
  • Provide advice, guidance, and pastoral support for those women already in this surgical field and those considering entering it.
  • Create a social-media based networking platform to encourage female colleagues to seek mutual support and exchange opinions with peers and senior colleagues.
  • Collaborate with other similar international organizations in order to enhance educational opportunities for female thoracic surgeons.
  • Introduce sponsored mentorship programmes and scholarships in Institutions where women have led their way.


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