Time for Women to 'Lean In' to Healthcare Leadership Roles

Women in healthcare are advancing to executive roles faster than in other industry sectors, but not fast enough. While women have the skills and experience that hospitals need, they must do more to recognize, develop, and exercise their power.

2 comments on "Time for Women to 'Lean In' to Healthcare Leadership Roles"

Unfortunately and still today, the woman has a big problem. You must choose between personal life and work life and also must do so on occasions, repeatedly and that leads to not want to ascend to great works that can limit your personal life. I think that it is very difficult to give a solution to this problem. I don't have it
Phyllis Kritek, RN, PhD (4/2/2013 at 10:20 AM)

I read this report with fascination. It reflects the chronic blind spot Health Leaders Media tends to perpetuate. Most C suites have a woman, the Chief Nursing Officer who is usually a woman, providing leadership of the largest portion of the work force doing the work most directly related to the organization's mission: patient care. Yet there is a tendency to ignore this resource pool for CEO and COO positions. And of course, yes, they have a clinical background. Wouldn't it be interesting to find out why this resource pool is ignored or passed over? I often wonder what CEOs would do if confronted with the leadership challenges managed by most CNOs.


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