The Society for Women in Radiation Oncology (SWRO) was established as an organization to provide a platform to promote women and gender minorities in the field of radiation oncology. We aim to provide networking and mentoring opportunities for women focusing on career development and the steep transition into leadership roles in our field.
We recognize that many women and gender minorities lack strong and relatable role models in their training or work environment and SWRO was established to fill this gap. SWRO will provide a forum to support trainees and faculty who are working to build connections with established women or gender minorities in radiation oncology through sponsorship at all levels. We are a group of women, gender minorities, and allies in gender equity dedicated to championing gender equality in oncology, acknowledging the specific challenges of women, and removing barriers to the advancement of women and gender minorities in professional and academic settings.