Women in Global Health Seattle

Women in Global Health

Women make up 75 percent of the global health workforce yet fill fewer than 20 percent of the leadership roles. One in 10 awards recognizing accomplishments in public health and medicine honor women. At the top 50 medical schools in the U.S., women make up 24 percent of global health center directors. One quarter of health ministers are women … Women in Global Health Seattle thinks we can do better.

Women in Global Health Seattle 

Women in Global Health Seattle seeks diverse, gender-balanced leadership in global health. This group believes more inclusive and equitable representation at leadership levels is needed to achieve the sustainable development goals. It’s time to change the status quo.

The group convenes professional women, and their male allies, interested in supporting and learning from each other. Subscribe to the mailing list below to learn more about upcoming events.

Highlights from our kick-off event

  • 200 women participated in a January 10, 2019, kick-off event in Seattle.
  • Pre-event surveys indicate respondents were most interested in networking, mentoring, and professional development.
  • The panel of women leaders in global health who spoke at the inaugural event challenged women to move outside their comfort zone and inspired them to support one another, and the interactive session produced creative ideas for action and recognized women leaders among us. 

As women, we need to remember to support each other.

–Rhea Coler, Senior Vice President, Infectious Disease Research Institute

We can all lead from wherever we are. We shouldn’t conflate leadership with position.

 -Ann Mari Cauce, President, University of Washington