This information is not comprehensive, is only current at the date initially published and does not constitute medical advice. Do not rely on any content for clinical decision making and instead seek appropriate professional advice. Continence Matters is not responsible for any loss anyone suffers in connections with the use of this information.

Inspiring Girls Progam


By the time Dr Samantha Pillay finished her surgical training in 2001, only 4% of surgeons in Australia were female. Twenty years later, this had grown to 14%. Her drive to inspire young girls to break down barriers and challenge career gender stereotypes led to the International Amazon Best-Selling children's picture book series.

Book One: When I'm a Surgeon

Book Two: When I'm an Entrepreneur

Book Three: When I'm an Astronaut

Each book has a companion colouring and activity book.

Dr Pillay continues to advocate to end career gender stereotypes, inspiring girls worldwide to dream big and aim high.

Visit her website to discover more about her work

Learn about her books here.

Visit the Inspirational Careers for Kids Store here.

Print Friendly and PDF