Women in the Global Health Workforce


Wednesday, October 9, 2019, 2:00pm to 3:30pm


Harvard Chan School of Public Health Kresge G3 Auditorium 677 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115

Today, women account for 70 percent of the global health workforce, but occupy only about 25 percent of high-level positions in the field. Women remain underrepresented in leadership in public health, medicine and in health and life sciences despite their essential role in delivering quality care. 

In an effort to address this inequality and equip and empower more women in global health – and the communities they serve –  The Harvard Global Health Institute (HGHI) and the Women and Health Initiative at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health have accepted four global health pioneers into the inaugural 2019 Jane Jie Sun cohort of the Women in Global Health LEAD Fellowship at Harvard University.

Meet our Fellows here.

Join us for a panel discussion featuring the inaugural class of LEAD fellows to hear about their strategies for success as women leaders in health. We will discuss questions and topics including, what to do when you hit the glass ceiling, how to be resilient in the face of political pressure, how to advocate for better pay and support structures at work, and how to navigate your career path. We will hear about each of the Fellow’s powerful work in their communities and how they built their courage to become the leaders they are today.