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Date count run19 Mar 2021
Election rulesERS97 STV
Candidates running3
Available position1
Total ballots86
Valid votes86
Invalid votes0


Round Mia Harada-Laszlo Katherine Terence RON (Re-Open Nominations) Exhausted Surplus Threshold
1 48.00 37.00 1.00 0.00 5.00 43.00
Count of first choices. The initial quota is 43.00. Candidate Mia Harada-Laszlo has reached the threshold and is elected.

Winner is Mia Harada-Laszlo.

Number of vacancies: 1


Katherine Terence
Being a Sponsorship and Finance Officer for WinS this year has been an incredible experience. I have valuable transferrable skills in coordinating national events, leading teams and handling finances from starting an award-winning EdTech company over lockdown. I will harness my knowledge, innovation and passion for equality to further our mission of inspiring female-identifying students to pursue their surgical ambitions as WinS chair.

Here are my goals:

- Expand the reach of the conference through widening access tickets and tickets for Sixth Formers. Inclusivity lies at the heart of WinS - doing this will be a vital step in broadening our audience and the WinS network.

- Utilise the networking opportunities of the mentorship scheme by hosting regular networking events. I am keen to draw on my experience of successfully starting an online community to achieve this.

- Expand the variety of workshops available at the WinS conference. Covering new topics like surgical innovation and academic surgery will provide greater insight into the possibilities of a career in surgery.

- Host events focused on surgical workplace intersectionality by collaborating with other societies e.g. UCL LGBTQ+ Medics Network. Highlighting issues affecting women of all backgrounds (race, sexuality, financial standing etc.) is crucial in challenging the perceived barriers to a surgical career.

Thank you!
Mia Harada-Laszlo
I am standing for Women in Surgery Officer because through my experience having served as a core member of the Women in Surgery Committee this year and seeing the heart-warming feedback from our growing audience, I have developed a strong appreciation for the power of education, awareness, mentorship and representation to instil real change and for the value of the work this committee continues to do to empower women to thrive in the surgical space. Over the past year, I have cultivated a strong vision for how I see Women in Surgery moving forwards. Firstly, from having had the opportunity to lead a Women in Surgery Workshop at iNUGSC 2020, I have gained an appreciation for the value of creating space for the discussion of diversity and inclusion in larger Surgical conferences as a means to raise awareness and I would aim to expand this idea to the plethora of surgical conferences at UCL. Secondly, to address the pronounced speciality specific disparities in % female consultants, I would capitalise on the incredible resource that is our surgical society to begin collaboration events with speciality chairs, to not only boost visibility of female surgeons operating in more male dominated fields, but also to offer more tailored guidance to our female students who may already have defined goals. Finally, I would aim to apply the many lessons we learnt as a committee from this difficult year to strengthen our already fruitful projects and carry them forward (hopefully) in person.