Voices for change: Celebrating diversity within the AO

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.

Giving back 'Three things that you would recommend to your younger you'

I wish I could tell my younger self…

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

What would you recommend to your younger self?

Accessing AO: Narratives from our members

AO embraces differences and celebrates diversity. Sharing your experiences and advice from one peer to another delivers unique and powerful messages. Educating ourselves and sharing our narratives is powerful.

Become an advocate for change and by sharing your story, create a culture and climate where everyone feels welcome, safe, respected, and valued and feel they belong.

AO Access task force members narratives