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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Health Care

Women In Hematology Working Group

The Women in Hematology Working Group is a dedicated group of American Society of Hematology (ASH) members focused on the needs of women in hematology (WIH).

The group is focused on strengthening opportunities for recognition of the contributions of women to the field, providing networking and mentorship opportunities to women at all levels of their careers, and identifying additional opportunities to enhance ASH’s support towards women in hematology. The working group is currently focused on the following four key priorities:

Offering Career Development learning opportunities: Working to identify challenges and opportunities related to mentorship, the group explores career development topics such as retaining women in the hematology workforce, positioning women to become leaders in hematology, and supporting work-life integration and wellness.

Fostering an intentional and supportive community: ASH hosts the Women in Hematology Networking Reception as part of the annual meeting activities, where women can gather in an informal environment, interact with peers, connect with role models and potential mentors, and become inspired and empowered to overcome the challenges women face in hematology.

Providing Scholarship pathways: The group supports research efforts to elucidate how gender intersects with hematology-related biology as well as the relationship between gender and professional achievement in the field.  

Increasing Female Representation Across the Society: The working group is engaged in efforts to strengthen the visibility of and recognition for the contributions of female hematologists, including active nomination of WIH for ASH awards and committee membership positions.


2022 ASH Members of Women in Hematology Working Group

Tamara Dunn, MD
Ariela Marshall, MD

Margaret Ragni, MD, MPH
Olatoyosi Odenike, MD
Hetty Carraway, MD
Alisa Wolberg, PhD
Amy DeZern, MD, MHS
Deepika Darbari, MD
Kate Ann Markey, PhD
Jennifer Woyach, MD
Heather O’Leary, PhD
Deborah Siegal, MD
Anna Marneth, PhD
Eloisa Riva, MD

Staff Liaison
Allison Samis