Women make up 75% of the global health workforce yet fill fewer than 20% of the leadership roles.
It’s time to change the status quo.
Women in Global Health Seattle (WGH Seattle) is a movement of professional women and their allies working in global health in the Pacific Northwest. WGH Seattle:
- seeks diverse, gender-balanced leadership in global health, recognizing that more inclusive leadership is needed to achieve the sustainable development goals, and
- convenes professional women and their allies to build personal and professional networks, challenge the status quo, and inspire women in the Pacific Northwest to create pathways and support for all women in global health to achieve their full potential.
WGH Seattle welcomes the following Advisors to its inaugural Advisory Panel
Eleven leaders were selected by the Interim Advisory Committee for their commitment to advancing gender equity in global health leadership, their involvement with the WGH Seattle movement to date, and their various perspectives and career experiences. The Advisory Panel will tap into the diversity, experience, and energy of the broader global health community to provide the WGH Seattle movement with tools to advance its vision.
As women, we need to remember to support each other.
Senior Vice President, Infectious Disease Research Institute, speaking at the kick-off event for WGH Seattle
We can all lead from wherever we are. We shouldn’t conflate leadership with position.
Ana Mari Cauce
President, University of Washington, speaking at the kick-off event for WGH Seattle
For me, global health is public health without boundaries and borders.
Health Alliance International, speaking at the Q2 gathering of WGH Seattle
Leadership is not a position or formal title.
Director, Washington State Department of Commerce, speaking at the Q3 gathering of WGH Seattle