Voices for change: Celebrating diversity within the AO

Become an advocate for change, and by sharing your story, create a culture and climate where everyone feels welcome, respected, valued, and a sense of belonging.

Sharing your experiences and advice from one peer to another delivers unique and powerful messages.

AO Access – embracing and encouraging an inclusive and welcoming approach, promoting diverse role models, driving increases in the numbers of women and underrepresented groups in orthopedics.

Voices for change: A collection of diverse narratives from diverse voices

Giving back «Three things that you would recommend to your younger you»

I wish I could tell my younger self…

Learn from surgeons who have successfully navigated their careers, reflecting on their unique journeys. Find inspiration and empowerment in their failures, learnings, and valuable tips for their younger selves.  

What advice would you give to your younger self?


Accessing AO: Narratives from our community

Be inspired by thoughts and reflections straight from the AO community about embracing failure and learning from it, dive into the beauty of being vulnerable; or listen how to approach challenges without prioritizing a career over your well-being.

What learnings do you want to share?


AO women in STEMM

As women continue to be underrepresented in STEM fields and leadership positions. Be empowered by those who have successfully navigated their careers in this highly competitive environment.

Are you a woman in STEMM wanting to inspire other women?

Narratives from our AO Access members

AO Access embraces differences and celebrates diversity. Gain insights from dedicated and experienced AO Access members who openly share their vulnerabilities, aiming to create a climate of inclusion with equal opportunities.

Would you like to contribute?


Narratives from the AO community