In 2002 (and updated in 2009), WINS published a thoughtful guide for medical students considering neurosurgery as a career.
The Future of Neurosurgery: A White Paper on the Recruitment and Retention of Women in Neurosurgery
Heart of a Lion, Hands of a Woman:
WHAT WOMEN NEUROSURGEONS DO
Now available for purchase at the AANS Marketplace
The production of this book was undertaken in an effort to celebrate
the 20th anniversary of the Women in Neurosurgery organization. These
and artwork carry startling insights. Individuals who
have experienced similar struggles will gain solace
that they are not alone. All will
laugh and cry along with these
heroic women who reached deep into themselves and created a
of heartfelt, insightful, inspired works of art.
In 2008, WINS committee authored an article addressing the barriers of recruiting and retaining women into neurosurgery. Read the article published in the Journal of Neurosurgery here
Progress of women in neurosurgery by Robert F. Spetzler is a measured evaluation of the status of neurosurgery's advances in the recruitment and retention of female neurosurgeons. This article
was published in the Asian Journal of Neurosurgery in 2011.