Dear Members of the SIOP Women Leaders Network,


The field of Paediatric Oncology has been transformed by unstinted efforts of many exceptional women. These women, despite innumerable obstacles, have broken through the proverbial ‘glass ceilings’ and achieved great success in advancing our understanding of childhood cancer. The 2024 SIOP Almanac of Women Leaders profiles many such women leaders and seeks to celebrate and honour their contributions.


Today’s profile is of Dr. Marilyn Hockenberry, Director of Global HOPE Nursing and member of the SIOP Nursing Network Steering Group, and an accomplished nurse scientist:

And here is Dr. Marilyn Hockenberry’s advice to those who follow in her footsteps:

Follow your heart and do not be discouraged along the way. Dream big and stay the course. Look inside yourself to find that inner strength; it will carry you through the darkest of times and the brightest days as well. Never forget to take time to acknowledge all the good you do as a pediatric oncology nurse.”

Other profiles from the 2024 Almanac are available here:

Follow us on social media: Twitter/X: @PedOnco_Women and join the private LinkedIn Group:


Feel free to email the SIOP Women Leaders Network Steering Group leaders ( with any suggestions for activities or events that the Network can offer in 2024.


Warm regards,

Steering Group of the SIOP Women Leaders Network:


Dr. Sarah Cohen-Gogo, Canada (Co-Chair)

Dr. Faith Gibson, UK (Co-Chair)

Dr. Adedayo Joseph, Nigeria, Steering Group Member

Dr. Amita Trehan, India, Steering Group Member

Dr. Eman Al-Shamsi, UAE, Steering Group Member

Dr. Giselle Saulnier-Sholler, USA, Steering Group Member

Dr. Monica Cypriano, Brazil, Steering Group Member

Ms. Arliette Sulikhanyan, Steering Group Member

Ms. Liz Sniderman, Steering Group Member