The common theme to highlight for the International Women’s Day is #BalanceForBetter
Gender Equality is for all genders, not just women. In 2019, however women still struggle to rise up the ranks of both health and science. Gender discrimination, implicit bias, sexual harassment, and assault have been found to be systemic barriers to women’s advancement in global health careers.
Female health workers comprise 70% of the health workforce worldwide yet women occupy only 25% of leadership positions in health and just 12% of the membership of national science academies worldwide.
However, we are keep seeing positive signs that things are changing, better work arrangement, more comprehensive policies on gender discrimination and harassment, more and more mentorship programme and leadership training for female… And all these help us to overcome the challenges and empowering women in act independently and powerfully in global health.
On 27th May, we are hosting a Women in Health IT Conference in Auckland, New Zealand. Together, we can do better.
The Women in Health IT conference brings together established and emerging leaders from across sectors and cultures to work towards gender equity in health leadership and to improve health for all.
Join us in addressing the gender gap in health information and technology, and the need for more community, resources and recognition of women who have made a difference sector-wide. Engage with your peers and take the next step to further your career while connecting with and empowering women in our field.
This conference is open to all genders. #BalanceForBetter