Taking proactive steps to address individual and institutional shortcomings, gender equity in healthcare leadership can be achieved and can provide economic and social health benefits for everyone in the United States.
Interviews & Expert Perspectives
These interviews and expert-written features offer a look into the healthcare industry from those who know it best: professors, practicing healthcare administrators, advocates, and leaders in professional associations.
In many industries, including long-term care facilities, one is elevated to the C-suite not only through networking and negotiation but also through simply outlasting colleagues. As a result, many of the current demographics in leadership are reflective of a decades-old system and its inherent imbalances.
Women drive healthcare. They are the industry's biggest consumers and workers. They serve as caregivers in their homes and make most decisions for their family's health. Why is it, then, that of the 40 Fortune 500 healthcare companies, not a single one is helmed by a woman?
Companies are increasingly concerned about the mental and physical health of their employees because happy and healthy employees create a more productive and efficient workforce, therefore increasing their bottom line.