Who runs the world? The role of women leadership in the new global Sustainable Development Goals
Tuesday, November 3, 2015: 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
With the fame of Sheryl Sandberg’s ‘lean in’ philosophy and a strong female presidential candidate, there is a buzz around the growth of female leadership in the world today. The most notable example of this in the health field was the #WGH300 twitter campaign that aimed to highlight 300 great women working in global health, nominated by their peers. The list garnered international attention and was featured in The Lancet. The campaign spawned the movement ‘Women in Global Health’, that calls for an examination of the current leadership positions and the barriers that exist to women in occupying them. This session will present information and data about gender equity in global health leadership and introduce the Women in Global Health movement. Following the short introduction, a panel of 4-6 global health leaders will present their thoughts as to the role of leadership gender equity in relation to the SDGs, addressing the problems and proposing solutions to overcoming the glass ceiling women often encounter on the road to leadership . Audience members will be encouraged to participate in the discussion, as well as having time to pose questions to the esteemed panelists at the end.
Session Objectives: Describe the current landscape of gender equity in global health leadership. Assess the role leadership gender equity plays in the SDGs.
Discuss the barriers and solutions to increasing females at the decision-making table in a field vastly made up of women.
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Organized by: APHA-Global Health