The Society of Women in Urology


Support • Promote • Succeed

SWIU Value Statement

Support, Promote, Succeed

Support women in urology by providing professional development, networking and resources for women urologists.

Promote women by creating opportunity, education and equity in urology.

Succeed in diversifying the urology workforce by advancing women in urology in their professional careers.

Join TodaySWIU members have diverse backgrounds and are leaders in their communities, practices, and profession. They join together with one mission to advance women in urology and optimize their success.


To support the professional development and career advancement of women urologists and urologic researchers through education, advocacy, and mentorship.

About SWIU

The Society of Women in Urology (SWIU), formerly known just as “Women in Urology,” informally began at the 1980 AUA meeting in San Francisco, when five female urologists met for breakfast to discuss their experiences and frustrations. Such informal meetings continued until 1992, when the group created an executive board and introduced bylaws. SWIU now has more than 950 members, including over 300 board-certified female urologists, as well as female researchers, urology residents, fellows, post-residency, pre-board-certified women. SWIU also has female members who are non-urology MDs and PhDs.

Membership Profile

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