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A one-day conference highlighting emerging and established women leaders in global health.


This conference is inspired by the large and growing number of women in global and public health, and frustration about the lack of diversity and representation of women in global health leadership positions. Women comprise as much as 75% of the health workforce in many countries and the majority of students in academic global health tracks. Yet they hold only 8 of 34 World Health Organization executive board positions and fewer than 1 in 4 global health leadership positions at the top 50 U.S. medical schools. Young women are entering the field in increasing numbers, but at each step of the ladder the percentage of women in power decreases.


Participants will encounter cutting-edge thinking in global health; network with potential mentors, collaborators and others in the field; build leadership skills; and wrestle with how to advance women as a force in global health leadership.


October 11, 2017 - Executive Leadership Workshop for emerging and established women leaders in partnership with Stanford's Graduate School of Business and Michelle R. Clayman Institute for Gender Research at Stanford University (limited capacity: 60 participants)

October 12, 2017 - Full-day conference (340 maximum attendance). Live-streaming will be available.


** Both events at Stanford University. Registration open in Spring 2017 **


Faculty, students, leaders from non-profits, foundations, companies and governments, with emphasis on international participations. 


Why gender matters in the global health workforce
Economics, rights and social/political perspectives on gender equity
Short presentations on great work by women leaders
Personal stories on overcoming barriers: breaking glass ceilings, avoiding glass cliffs
Empowering marginalized women in patriarchal environments
#HeForShe: Engaging men in creating change
Tools for gender analysis
Work-life balance in global health