The workshop was held in cooperation with Marmara University Women's Studies Center and Istanbul Medipol University. The aim of the workshop is to identify, discuss and develop solution offers for women’s employment in the health sector and the gender-based problems they encounter in working life in the sub-dimensions in the hospital, pharmaceutical and insurance sectors. These dimensions are as follows : examining the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and flexible working in this process on the working and social lives of female health workers, examinning of occupational gender discrimination in the health sector from the angles of horizontal segregation, glass ceiling, wage inequality etc., the factors determining women's employment in the health sector and examining of the reasons that hinder women's participation in employment and their career progress.
The workshop is the first national study in this field during the Covid-19 pandemic. The main topics of the workshop were the difficulties experienced by female health workers, the glass ceiling syndrome, the obstacles to female employment in the health sector, the mobbing they encountered, and the place of women in management in the health sector compared to men. There are three main sessions in the workshop. These sessions are; "Hospital Manager's Perspective on Women's Employment in Health, Academician Perspective on Women's Employment in Health, Pharmaceuticals and Insurance Sector Perspective on Women's Employment in Health". In addition, the book "Workshop on Women's Employment in the National Health Sector (Pandemic Special)", which was held in cooperation with Marmara University Women's Studies in Economic and Social Fields Application and Research Center (ESKAR) and Istanbul Medipol University, was published.