Women in Transplantation's New Mission and Vision


To advance and inspire women transplant professionals and champion issues of sex and gender in transplantation.


World-wide gender equity and inclusiveness in transplantation.


Advancing and inspiring women transplant professionals

  • Ensure equity in transplantation professional society leadership
  • More women speakers in international and national meetings
  • More monetary grants/ award going to women transplant professionals
  • More women in the profession, connected to and supporting each other (formal and informal mentorship)

Championing issues of sex & gender in transplantation

  • More money (sustainable funding) going to projects (data collection, research, education, etc.) to address issues of sex and gender
  • Designated sessions on issues of sex and gender at all major national and international transplant meetings
  • Double the percentage of female organ transplant recipients (especially in countries with disparities)
  • Decrease disparities in the number of male and female living donors worldwide


  • Achieving global diversity in reach, access and participation is essential for us to achieve our mission
  • We operate as an independent initiative open to collaboration and partnership across professional societies and associations who share our mission and goals
  • Advocacy, education, engagement and connection across genders, cultures and professional domains in the field of transplantation are critical to our success and impact

WIT Strategic Planning Stakeholder Survey

Dear colleagues,

As a member of The Transplantation Society and/or a participant in past Women in Transplantation activities, you have a deep understanding of the world of transplantation and its emerging challenges & issues.

Over the past few years, the TTS’s WIT initiative has been working to promote women in the field of transplantation and be an advocate for equity for patients and carers.

The WIT leadership team is currently undertaking a strategic planning process to update our mission and vision, as well as determine the kind of impact we want to have.

To that end, we invite you to participate in a brief survey. Your responses will remain anonymous unless you would like to provide us with your name. The survey will likely take you about 10 minutes to complete, and will be open until April 2nd, 2017.

Your input will be used to help us confirm and refine our mission & vision, as well as determine the kinds of programs and activities we undertake going forward.

Thank you in advance for your time and insight! If you have any questions about the survey, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Women in Transplantation Initiative of TTS

Networking & Outreach Programme

This unique programme provides one to one mentoring by members of WIT and TTS to women professionals working in the field of transplantation, including: Clinicians and Clinician Scientists; Scientists; Nurse Practitioners; Transplant Coordinators; Ethicists.

The WIT mentoring programme provides mentees with both a national and international mentor to ensure that mentees discuss issues and receive guidance on both a local and international level that is independent from their place of work. [Read More]