Women Leaders in Public Health: Policy Influencers and Change Makers
Tuesday, November 3, 2015: 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Pew Research Center (2015) noted that Americans widely believe that men have a better shot at leadership positions in business and politics, even as majorities say that men and women make equally good leaders. There is little consensus, however, on why women remain underrepresented in these fields. This session will address the barriers (perceived or realized) that women face when vying for leadership positions in public health. The presenters will share their stories on their climb upward and the impact they have made along their journey to success.
Session Objectives: 1. Discuss the achievements women leaders in public health have made in improving the health of the nation.
2. Demonstrate how each speaker has become role-models for women and men in public health service delivery.
3. Describe some of the obstacles women leaders face as they achieve leadership status among peers.
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Organized by: APHA-Committee on Women's Rights
Endorsed by: Health Administration, Women's Caucus, Asian & Pacific Islander Caucus for Public Health
Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)
Masters Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES)