devina maruI’m a GP Speciality Trainee in Greenwich and delighted to be appointed as the Medical Women’s Federation Junior Doctor Representative for London.

As a result of my leadership work as a Junior Doctor Representative, I was invited to meet the Prime Minister and Health Secretary at 10 Downing Street, to celebrate NHS70 years for my work involved in leadership, policy and academic improvements.

I am currently a Scholar of the Health Leadership Academy and have been selected to speak as a panel member in The House of Lords on the topic ‘Women in Leadership.’ In times of change and modern leadership, equality and gender opportunity remain topics of fervid debate. There is some way to go to achieve gender balanced leadership teams that are truly representative of the populations they serve. I am determined and passionate to ensure we don't lose momentum in recognising and rewarding female leaders across the health and social care landscape and helping face the challenges of modern leadership.

Leadership is only one aspect of debate for women in healthcare and I looked forward to working with MWF promoting their values, key aims and developing a network to help shape the future for women in the medical profession.