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Past Events for WGH Seattle

Here is a list of topics for previous quarterly gatherings for the Women in Global Health Seattle chapter. 

Community Wellness

March 9, 2023

In honor of International Women's Day, the Women in Global Health (WGH) Seattle chapter hosted a panel discussion on community wellness featuring insights from the following speakers: 

View the recording here.

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Plan C: At Home Abortion Pills

January 19, 2023

At this gathering, we hosted a fireside chat with Elisa Wells, Co-Founder and Co-Director of Plan C and Amie Bishop, Director of Humanitarian and Global Development Programs at Outright International to discuss Plan C which transforms access to abortion in the US by normalizing the self-directed option of abortion by pills by mail.  The newest co-chairs for the WGH Seattle Chapter were also introduced as well as the latest cohort of WGH Seattle Advisors at this convening.  View the recording here

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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

September 15, 2022

This was our first in person quarterly gathering for the WGH Seattle Chapter since 2020, hosted at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.  We were honored to have a moderated discussion on diversity, equity and inclusion with Kimfer Flanery-Rye, Founder and Principal Consultant of MyKimisms and former WGH Seattle Co-Chair and Advisor, Chelsea Schiller.  View the recording here

Inclusion On Purpose

June 2, 2022

At this virtual gathering we had the honor of hosting a fireside chat with Ruchika Tulshyan, known as the co-author of the Stop Telling Women They Have Imposter Syndrome article on Harvard Business Review, and founder of Candour, an inclusion strategy practice that works with leading organizations to develop strategies that create diverse teams, inclusive cultures, and promote equity and access for all.  During this convening, Ruchika discussed her new book Inclusion on Purpose: An Intersectional Approach to Creating a Culture of Belonging at Work (MIT Press) with Managing Director, Programs and Innovation Division at PATH and WGH Seattle Advisor Bindiya Patel. 


View the recording here:

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Salary Negotiations & Performance Reviews

March 1, 2022

This was WGH Seattle’s first gathering of 2022, where we heard a presentation by career coach Emily Lamia, founder of Pivot Journeys, who provided valuable tools for navigating salary negotiations and performance reviews.  View the recording here

Facing Imposter Syndrome

December 16, 2021

At our final quarterly gathering of 2021, we were honored to hear from Dr. Lisa Orbé-Austin, Ph.D., a licensed psychologist, executive coach, and organizational consultant who spoke on the topic of imposter syndrome and offered tools and strategies for facing imposter syndrome to participants.

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Circles of Influence, Concern and Control

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September 23, 2021

This virtual gathering featured a session led by WGH Seattle Advisor Claire Gwayi-Chore (Implementation Science, University of Washington) on Circles of Influence, Concern and Control.  Claire's presentation was followed by introductions from the seven new advisors joining the Women in Global Health (WGH) Seattle Advisory Panel.  View the recording here

Building Equitable Partnerships in Global Health

June 24, 2021

This gathering featured a panel discussion, moderated by Dr. Pamela Collins, that addressed the existing power dynamics in global health, explored what equitable partnerships look like and do, and shared ideas and suggestions that attendees can start implementing in their spheres of influence at work. 

Our distinguished panelists included: Claire Gwayi-Chore (Implementation Science, University of Washington), Dr. Guerda Nicolas (Professor, Department of Educational & Psychological Studies at the University of Miami), Dr. Karlee Silver (Co-CEO, Grand Challenges Canada).  View the recording here

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Organizational Journeys Toward Equity

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March 18, 2021

At this convening, we hosted an interactive panel discussion, moderated by WGH Seattle Advisor Lisa Cohen, exploring organizational journeys toward equity, lessons learned, and the work that’s still needed. 


Our distinguished panelists included: Emily Bancroft (President, VillageReach), Dr. Paul Buckley (VP, Chief D&I Officer, Fred Hutch), Nikolaj Gilbert (President, PATH), and Leslie Mays (Chief DEI Officer, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.) View the recording here

Moving Beyond Guilt Trips - As People and Organizations

December 15, 2020

At this quarterly gathering, Dr. Anu Taranath, who has nearly 20 years of experience teaching on global issues, race, gender, identity, and equity, joined us to discuss Moving Beyond Guilt Trips - As People and Organizations. At this meeting, participants heard more about what to do when good intentions aren't enough, and practical tips on how we can move toward gender and racial equity in our sector.

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Co-Creating Diverse and Inclusive Teams in the Workplace

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September 15, 2020

This virtual Women in Global Health Seattle gathering introduced the new WGH Seattle Advisors— Claire Gwayi-Chore, Zahra Lutfeali, and Linda Oseso— and featured Dr. Holly Slay Ferraro as our main speaker.  Dr. Holly Slay Ferraro's research examines how people grapple with dimensions of self (e.g. age, race, and gender) and how organizational and institutional practices contribute to our struggles with identity. She spoke about co-creating workplace culture and how we as individuals and organizations can build more diverse and inclusive teams. Dr. Ferraro also shared negative scripts that we've all heard or experienced and reminded us that we can and should challenge bias and flip the script no matter what our title is.

Affiliation with Women in Global Health

June 11, 2020

At this meeting of Women in Global Health Seattle, we featured Roopa Dhatt, co-founder and leader of Women in Global Health, and announced WGH Seattle’s affiliation with the greater Women in Global Health organization. 

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