Evaluation of barriers to a career in the headache field around the world
On behalf of the International Headache Society Women’s Leadership Forum, we kindly ask you to complete the following survey. It is aimed to evaluate possible gender- and geographical-based obstacles to a career in the headache field globally, and is being distributed to all members of IHS national societies. We especially want to encourage young researchers and clinicians in the headache field to complete the survey, and also male participants to avoid possible bias. YOU can help break down career barriers and YOU can help us change our society for the better. Completion will take no more than 10 minutes of your time, and it will be of great value for IHS in order to assess needs and to plan our future activities. We really appreciate you taking time for helping us to improve the quality of our work! With thanks and best wishes, On behalf of the IHS Women’s Leadership Forum
required 1) Age (years)

required 2) Sex

required 3) Geographic location - birth (please add country in Comments box)



required 4) Geographic location - working place (please add country in Comments box)



required 5) Which race/ethnicity best describes you




required 6) Marital status

required 7) Do you have children



required 8) Professional education level (check all that apply)



9) Specialty, if MD (check all that apply - if not MD go to question 10)




required 10) Work environment (check all that apply)




required 11) My family care responsibilities have affected my career (if Yes, please specify in Comments box)



required 12) I have experienced sexual harassment in the workplace (if yes go to question 13 - if no go to question 16)

13) The harassment was (check all that apply)



14) Who did you experience the harassment from? (check all that apply, if other please specify in Comments box)



15) What did you do when you were sexually harassed at work? (check all that apply, if other please specify in Comments box)



required 16) Have you ever been a witness to sexual harassment at work? And if Yes, how did you respond? (check all that apply, if other please specify in Comments box)

required 17) I have experienced other harassment in the workplace (check all that apply, if other please specify in Comments box)



required 18) I participate in clinical activities (if No, please state why in Comments box (e.g. not licenced, not working in a group with physicians, not interested, retired) and then go to question 24)



19) Current professional status


20) How many days per week on average do you see patients?

21) How many headache patients do you see or supervise per week?

22) How many other patients do you see or supervise per week?

23) I think that one or more of my conditions among the following negatively influences my dealing with patients (check all that apply)




required 24) I participate in research activities (if No please state why in Comments box (e.g. never had the chance, was involved but career evolved in a different way, not interested) and then go to question 28)



25) Current professional status

26) I think that my being sought for participation in collaborative research, given comparable scientific expertise, has been negatively affected by (check all that apply)




27) I feel that my career was sometimes not taken seriously and/or that I was not welcome as a colleague because of (check all that apply)




required 28) I am/was involved in Scientific Societies (if Never, please state why in Comments box (e.g. never had the chance, too time-consuming, not interested) and then go to question 31)



29) I think that in my country not everyone has the same opportunities to access relevant positions in national Scientific Societies because of (check all that apply)




30) I think that not everyone has the same opportunities to access relevant positions in International Scientific Societies because of (check all that apply)




required 31) I think that in National Scientific Meetings in my country not everyone has the same opportunities to be appointed as speakers/chairs because of (check all that apply)




required 32) I think that in International Scientific Meetings not everyone has the same opportunities to participate in conferences because of (check all that apply)




required 33) I think that in International Scientific Meetings not everyone has the same opportunities to be appointed as speakers/chairs because of (check all that apply)




required 34) I think that in scientific meetings/conferences people do not pay the same attention to speakers because of (check all that apply)




required 35) I am/was involved in an academic career (if No longer or Never involved, please state why in Comments box (e.g. never had the chance, was involved but career evolved in a different way, not interested.) If No longer involved, go to question 37; if Never involved go to question 48)



36) I am still involved with the current professional status


37) Do you currently have a mentor, or have you had one in the past? (if No go to question 46)

38) Some of my current/past mentors have critiqued my scientific work



39) Some of my current/past mentors have actively advised and fostered my career



40) Some of my current/past mentors have promoted my participation in external professional activities



41) Some of my current/past mentors have facilitated my participation in chairing a conference



42) Some of my current/past mentors have facilitated my participation in invited manuscripts



43) Some of my current/past mentors have used my work to advance his/her own career, rather than mine



44) The sex of my current/past mentors was

45) I am expecting to be promoted in my further academic career



46) I think that in my country not everyone receives the same opportunities to achieve an academic career because of (check all that apply)




47) I think that in my country not everyone receives the same opportunities to be invited as a public speaker because of (check all that apply)

required 48) I receive a salary/grant (if No go to question 50)

49) I believe that my salary/grant amount is influenced by (check all that apply)




required 50) I receive compensation from private practice/activities, including fees from companies (if No please state why in Comments box (e.g. not interested/qualified for private practice, not allowed to have a private practice, not enough time to dedicate to private practice) and then go to question 52)



51) I think that my compensations from private practice are influenced by (check all that apply)




required 52) Do you think you would benefit from leadership training? (If No go to question 54)

53) What kind of leadership training would you like to receive?




54) If you have any other comments to add, please do so. Thank you for taking time to complete our survey