Help us raise $150,000 to Fund Three Women Healthcare Leaders for the Fellowship Class of 2024

Join us as we launch this year’s Fellow Scholarship Campaign to raise $150,000 to support three Foundation-sponsored fellows for the Fellowship Class of 2024, as we lead the way to gender equity in healthcare leadership!

Women who complete the Fellowship join an expanding and powerful community that is networked for visibility and impact in the health industry. We are seeing real change as we begin our 7th Fellowship cohort: 63% of Fellows who have completed the Fellowship to-date have been promoted during or following their Fellowship year, and 64% of those promotions have been internal.

“The Carol Emmott Fellowship is becoming a coveted pathway for growth and a leadership track at Penn. Results have been stunning,” says Kevin Mahoney, CEO of the University of Pennsylvania Health System, a sponsoring organization of the Fellowship.

Institutions that support the Foundation understand that diverse leadership in healthcare systems leads to better performance, higher employee engagement, and improved patient outcomes. Our Fellowship and The Equity Collaborative programs empower remarkable healthcare leaders and forge accelerated pathways for women into senior healthcare leadership and governance positions.

As the Fellowship Network grows in the number of individual women leaders primed for senior executive leadership, we are proud to share that across just three years*, The Equity Collaborative, our learning community of large healthcare organizations that addresses how to shift organization cultures to be more equitable, has made significant strides to improve the lives and accelerate the career trajectories of women in healthcare. Member organizations of The Equity Collaborative have:

  • Increased female representation on their governing boards from 10% to 24%.
  • Specifically increased women of color on their governing boards from 5% to 7%, significantly outperforming other healthcare organizations.
  • Increased the presence of women of color in senior leadership (vice president / senior vice president / CEO roles) from 10% to 14%.
  • Hired more women of color, measured from a baseline of 41% new hires in 2019 and increasing this to 45% new hires in 2021.
  • Established Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging offices and officers, of whom 90% are women.

* Source: McKinsey & Company’s Women in the Workplace survey as measured during a three-year period from 2019 to 2022.

Almost 80% of The Equity Collaborative members are now tracking representation, mobility, and program outcomes, the starting point for truly making a change, taking action, and creating gender and racial equity.

Ready to join our initiatives to change the face of healthcare? We welcome your inquiries!

For interest in the Fellowship, contact Felisa Schneider, COO, at;
for The Equity Collaborative, contact Gayle Capozzalo, TEC Executive Director at