10 reads for healthcare's executive women

These stories highlight the achievements of women at the top in hospitals and health systems today, provide statistical information on gender gaps in healthcare, and share insight for females representing in the C-suite.

1. Meet 130 women who lead hospitals and health systems around the country.

2. Get to know these 24 female CIOs and other executive-level information technology leaders at hospitals and health systems around the country.

3. It wasn't easy for those women to get to the top. This study shows it takes women 50 percent longer than men to become CEO.

4. Another survey found more than half of respondents think men will continue to hold more top executive positions, despite beliefs that men and women are equally intelligent and innovative. Find out why the divide persists.

5. Unfortunately, academic medicine isn't immune: Researchers found just 20 percent of full-time faculty members are women. Through interviews with nearly 50 senior faculty members, researchers identified the five themes that seek to illustrate the gender dynamics that shape our country's academic medical institutions.

6. The good news: Up to one-third of new CEO appointments at the world's largest companies will be women by 2040, based on findings from the 14th annual Chief Executive Study from Strategy&. Meet 24 of healthcare's leading ladies.

7. Despite a slight drop in the proportion of medical school applicants who are women, females still account for 46 percent of applicants and 46 percent of medical residents. Find out which top 10 medical specialties female residents choose to specialize in.

8. Read up on 100 hospitals that have made women a priority by offering outstanding health services geared toward women, such as gynecology, obstetrics, women-focused heart care and women-focused cancer care, among other services.

9. Studies show female leaders take more flak than men at work — and these criticisms tend to include comments that the woman was abrasive, judgmental or bossy. Here are five tips for women to make the most of tough feedback.

10. From outside the healthcare C-suite, Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant have tips for all women — and men — in business, to help balance the share of "office housework" across genders and help make female voices heard.


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