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Össur launches women’s leadership initiative

November 25, 2014

Össur has announced the launch of its new Women’s Leadership Initiative. The initiative is intended to support independent O&P practitioners by providing a forum that encourages interaction, community-building and educational opportunities that serve women in the industry.

Early this year, Össur sponsored an online survey in which a 93% of female respondents agreed that O&P needed more women in leadership roles. A total of 83% indicated interest in more resources for further developing their personal leadership capability.

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