Women in Medicine: Setting an Agenda for Change — 2021 and Beyond
As Women in Medicine Month comes to a close, we are excited to share a new partnership between Korn Ferry and the American Medical Women’s Association (AMWA). During September, we have reflected on where women physicians are today and the work that is still needed to close the gender gap in healthcare leadership.
COVID-19 has taken a significant toll on women in medicine. Yet many of the issues being faced are not new but have been magnified through the pandemic, including:
- Burnout, driven by overrun hospitals and health systems, staffing shortfalls, personal protective equipment (PPE) challenges, and inadequate management support
- Mental health crises ranging from anxiety and depression to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and suicide
- Caregiving conflicts as women juggle their professional and personal lives
- Heightened fertility concerns among women trainees and practicing physicians
- Underrepresentation of women in leadership roles and the slow progress in driving change in this regard
AMWA and Korn Ferry are committed to a single shared goal: Broadened opportunities for women physicians in all areas of healthcare and medicine—from academia, research, and public health to venture capital, start-ups, and technology.
The shared AMWA / Korn Ferry vision: Increasing women’s leadership will bring influence and innovation across the spectrum of healthcare and medicine, serving patients, providers, insurers, associations, institutions, government, and industry.
Join us as we ask and answer questions for the short and long-term future.
Eliza Lo Chin, MD, MPH
Executive Director, American Medical Women’s Association
Chief Operating Officer, Korn Ferry Health