10 Reads for Healthcare's Executive Women

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These stories highlight the achievements of women who work in hospital or health system C-suites today, provide statistical information on pay gaps and representation rates, and share insight for women planning to land an executive position in healthcare.

1. Get to know 130 women who lead hospitals and health systems around the country.

2. Read up on the study that found a significant pay difference between male and female healthcare executives in similar positions. The men, on average, earned 35 percent more than women.

3. Another study, this one from 2012, found women made up 73 percent of healthcare managers, but only 18 percent of hospital CEOs. 

4. Lindsey Dunn, editor in chief of Becker's Hospital Review, wrote a blog post exploring why women's executive leadership still lags and why this matters more in healthcare than other industries.

5. The governance structure at Grand View Hospital and Health Foundation in Sellersville, Pa., is worth noting: Its president and CEO, CIO, CMO, CNO and chair of the board are all women. They share their advice, perspectives and stories in this roundtable discussion.

6. Nine female hospital leaders tackled questions about gender in healthcare leadership in a roundtable discussion.

7. Get to know hospital and health system executives who have also earned medical degrees and spent time as practicing physicians.   

8. Stanford (Calif.) University School of Medicine is trying to increase the representation of women on its faculty by reinforcing an organizational culture that accepts the use of work-life benefits.

9. To help develop a fuller understanding beyond statistics and figures, three female leaders from hospitals spoke on their experience moving up the ranks, how they balance the demands of a family and a hospital and how they see women growing in the CEO role.

10. Extending beyond the healthcare realm, there was some headline-making news this spring for all women in business: 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&.

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