Welcome to She Leads Heathcare!

To improve healthcare disparities, advance scientific knowledge, develop innovation in medicine and run our hospitals, we need the knowledge and talents of our entire dedicated workforce. Leadership diversity --in all forms-- is one of healthcare's greatest, yet underutilized, assets. We are committed to supporting all healthcare professionals as that is the surest path to optimizing the health of every person.

Why focus on women healthcare leaders?

The answer is simple. We are underutilizing a huge component of our healthcare workforce, and there are well documented gaps in nearly every aspect of professional advancement.


Harvard Medical School CME Course: Career Advancement & Leadership Skills for Women in Healthcare This course focuses on developing competencies in the following key leadership skill set domains with diversity inclusion a common theme throughout:

  • Mission and Vision
  • Leadership Style and Skill
  • Negotiations and Advocacy
  • Strategic Planning
  • Fiscal Responsibility
  • Performance and Outcomes
  • Leading People
  • Communication
  • Diversity and Inclusion


Inaugural Course

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November 2-4, 2017

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Female physicians, researchers and other healthcare leaders are often underrepresented as experts discussing medical issues at hospital events, national conferences and in the media.

Invisible Women

Female Doctors and Healthcare Leaders are Being Hidden in Plain Sight »

We can help!

At our inaugural conference, with help from 250 leaders at our course, we created a list of female physicians and other healthcare leader subject matter experts. Reputable journalists and conference organizers may request this list titled She Leads Healthcare: Subject Matter Experts by emailing us at info@sheleadshealthcare.com. We want to encourage other organizations to help increase the visibility of all underrepresented healthcare leaders. Please consider assisting journalists and conference organizers to efficiently identify subject matter experts by creating and distributing lists. No list can solve all of the problems nor should any single list be the only resource. Instead, each list can help to raise awareness about the need to be more inclusive when delivering healthcare information to medical professionals and the public.

Learn more about this initiative on Twitter at #QuoteHer.

At the 2nd annual course, we are focused on supporting the optimal medical education learning environment. Although “walls of honor” with portraits of current or former leaders are commonplace in medical schools and teaching hospitals, they may inadvertently reinforce leadership stereotypes that are not supportive of women in medicine. We invite all medical students enrolled in U.S. schools to participate in a contest called “Walls Do Talk” and share their vision for the wall of an optimal medical education learning environment. The wall designs should support one or more of the following important concepts:

  • Medical education (learning)
  • Physician/student wellness
  • Patient healing
  • Future innovation
  • Diversity and inclusion

Course participants will vote on the winner. The winner will receive a $500 prize, and all of the finalists will receive recognition! Watch the video and learn more about the contest.

Follow this initiative on Twitter at #WallsDoTalk.