Mission and Goals

Mission
The ORS Women’s Leadership Forum (WLF) Committee will mentor, foster, encourage and inspire women, including all female-identifying individuals, at the start and throughout their careers in orthopaedic research, and will assist women in obtaining leadership roles in orthopaedic-related organizations.

Goals
Increase engagement and retention of women in ORS by better understanding and serving their diverse needs.

Current initiatives include:

  • Determine the unmet needs of women members of ORS to determine and identify how the WLF could support the community.
  • Serve to engage and retain women members in ORS by fostering opportunities to build community and host programs/sessions that are for women at all career stages.

“For me and my career trajectory, I have benefited from senior leaders in the musculoskeletal trauma space. Dr. Joan Bechtold and Dr. Lisa Larkin both have been generous with their time, advocacy, and support of early- and mid-career women, and me in particular as I established my lab.” 

– Sarah Greising, Chair of the ORS Women’s Leadership Forum

Sarah Greising, PhD, Chair 

Jenny Dorich, PhD, OTR/L, CHT (Chair-elect)

Beth Ashinsky, MD, PhD

Fei Fang, PhD

Katerina Karali, MEng, PhD

Jiatong Liu, MS

Annette Marie McCoy, DVM, MS, PhD, DACVS

Staff Liaison: Mary Roti

ORS Women’s Leadership Forum Online Community

The ORS Women’s Leadership Forum online community provides a place to facilitate networking among ORS female members.

You must be a member of the ORS to join the online community.