✔ While women hold a majority of healthcare jobs, they are under-represented in leadership positions
✔ Women are responding with skill-building, networking and self-advocacy
✔ Many organizations are investing in programs and resources to support women in their leadership journeys
“What are the challenges women face in achieving leadership positions?” “Do they encounter adversity on the job?” “How fragile is the glass ceiling?”
Many professional females are asking questions like these, even as the U.S. observes the centennial anniversary of women’s voting rights.
An HFMA roundtable discussion, featuring six female healthcare leaders addressed a key theme: the gender gap between women who keep healthcare running and those who lead their organizations.
Yet, despite persistent career challenges, female executives are speaking out. “Women in leadership positions face higher scrutiny,” says Bank of America’s Dana Alligood, “even before they begin their leadership position.”
Our HFMA roundtable offers key insights from these experienced female leaders on topics ranging from obstacles women face while seeking promotion to skill building and self-advocacy strategies.
West Market Executive
Healthcare, Education, and Not-for-Profits
Bank of America
CIO and Digital Officer
Carol A. Friesen
Northern Region CEO
Carol A. Lovin
Chief Integration Officer & System Chief of Staff