The Carol Emmott Foundation Welcomes New Board Members

The Carol Emmott Foundation is pleased to announce the appointment of three new Board members: Maggie (Emmott) Gilbreth, MD, Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, University of California San Francisco; Jaewon Ryu, MD, JD, President and CEO, Geisinger; and Pamela Sutton-Wallace, MPH, Group Senior Vice President and Regional Chief Operating Officer, New York-Presbyterian. New appointees will replace three outgoing members of the Board, who have provided invaluable guidance during their tenures, including Joanne Conroy, MD, President and CEO, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health; Kathryn Johnson, former CEO, Health Forum; and Betsy Wright, former nonprofit executive. “We’re thrilled to welcome the experience and passion of these new … Continue reading “The Carol Emmott Foundation Welcomes New Board Members”

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Healthcare Systems Have an Imperative to Advance Gender Equity

By Gayle Capozzalo, executive director of The Equity Collaborative. Published in partnership with American College of Healthcare Executives. After years of steady progress for women in the workplace, the COVID-19 pandemic represents a moment of both inflection and crisis. Between February and August, mothers of children 12 years old and younger lost 2.2 million jobs, with Black and Latina women disproportionately impacted. That is three times the rate of unemployment among men. And while the health and social crisis has impacted every American, working mothers have been especially hard hit as they juggle telework, increased domestic responsibilities and care for children … Continue reading “Healthcare Systems Have an Imperative to Advance Gender Equity”

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On this Giving Tuesday, we want to say thanks…

To our fellow equity champions:

This year, we’ve seen healthcare professionals answer the call to serve during the largest global health crisis in our lifetimes. People of color and allies have walked arm-in-arm to denounce racism and bigotry. Parents—especially working mothers—have juggled careers, family obligations, and dedication to colleagues as they navigate new normals amid the pandemic.

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21 Women Healthcare Leaders Welcomed into The Carol Emmott Fellowship

Twenty-one women leaders representing 20 organizations across 13 states were welcomed into The Carol Emmott Fellowship Class of 2021. The Carol Emmott Fellowship is a signature program of The Carol Emmott Foundation, established in 2016, to address the underrepresentation of women in the highest levels of healthcare leadership and governance. The Carol Emmott Fellowship is a prestigious, 14-month program for exceptional, innovative women leaders who are making lasting change in their communities and institutions, and serving as exemplary advocates for equity in the workplace and beyond. “This is the most diverse class we’ve inducted since the program started five years … Continue reading “21 Women Healthcare Leaders Welcomed into The Carol Emmott Fellowship”

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Wow.

In a climate of political maelstrom, it’s often easy to miss the milestones. This week, as we look ahead to a season of gratitude and reflection, we also look around us at the incredible progress of women in our most public spaces. From the success of women of color in getting people to the polls, to the extraordinary accomplishment of our Vice President-elect—the first woman, the first Black individual, and the first person of Asian descent to hold the office—we deserve to celebrate the wins. Politics aside, our nation has come a long way. So let’s keep up the progress—and … Continue reading “Wow.”

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Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment

In the midst of these extraordinary times, it’s easy to miss milestones that deserve recognition. Our new COO, Felisa Schneider, has joined CEO Anne McCune in authoring an opinion piece reflecting on the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment—an accomplishment that occurred in the aftermath of the last global pandemic. In their article, they challenge us to similarly use this moment to catalyze action to accelerate equity in healthcare. Honor the women who made suffrage possible by investing in the work of making fully inclusive gender equity a reality. Give $100 for 100 years of progress—and so much … Continue reading “Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment”

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What Inspires Investment: An Interview with Shannon Lorbiecki, Director, Manatt Health and CEF Leadership Council member

“The Fellowship, and now The Equity Collaborative, are very important programs and a very important effort.  I believe that improving gender and other levels of diversity is critical to fixing what is broken in the healthcare industry.  I have found the Foundation very effective at using funds wisely, investing resources effectively, and leveraging them for the greatest benefit.”

-Shannon Lorbiecki, Director, Manatt Health

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Congratulations! CEF Allies Among Nation’s 50 Most Influential Clinical Executives

Each year, Modern Healthcare recognizes the 50 Most Influential Clinical Executives—leaders who are paving the way to better health through innovation, community engagement, leadership, and clinical excellence. We’re pleased to share that six of this year’s honorees are part of The Carol Emmott Foundation community.

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Black Lives Matter

Voices are raised this week across the country to call out these injustices, and to call for action toward a better future.  Our mission- to transform health by accelerating the advancement and impact of women leaders and achieving gender equity and fully inclusive leadership and governance in our healthcare institutions- has never been more important.

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COVID-19, the Moment in Time for Women in Health Care

Women comprise the largest number of warriors on the front lines of health care in every sector: hospitals, clinics, home care. And although this virus is an equal-opportunity killer, not everyone involved in health care is at equal risk. Those who are standing at patients’ bedsides for hours on end, staffing ER’s, working in intensive care units, EMTs bringing in fresh cases, and team members delivering meals and cleaning rooms; these are the people most at risk. We already know that women are vital to health care, but never have we had such a sharp lens as the nightly news reports and press updates to view the images of who is delivering care versus who is making decisions, especially in a crisis.

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The Carol Emmott Foundation announces new CEO, expanded programs

Recruiting veteran healthcare leader Anne McCune to serve as CEO supports the Foundation’s ambitious growth plans for promoting gender equity in health organizations nationwide.

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21 distinguished health leaders awarded Carol Emmott Fellowships

Fellows selected for Class of 2020 represent diverse skills and backgrounds but share a proven ability to effect change.

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Introducing The Equity Collaborative: Video

The Carol Emmott Fellowship program has been successful in supporting female and diversity candidates to achieve high-level positions within healthcare. To reach a larger vision of gender parity in health leadership, however, it has become clear that health organizations need to evolve in order to address some of the structural challenges preventing equality.

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Accelerating the Path Forward for Women as Leaders in Healthcare

We are grateful to Leadership Council Member, Kevin Fickenscher, president and CEO of CREO Strategic Solutions, for this article.

The person who helped me the most, who contributed more to my graduation from medical school than any other, the one who consistently helped me to “focus on the important stuff” during the basic science years – was a fellow medical student.  She was a woman. 

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Association Sponsor of Modern Healthcare’s Women Leaders in Healthcare Conference

The Carol Emmott Fellowship is pleased to be an Association Sponsor of Modern Healthcare’s 2019 Women Leaders in Healthcare Conference.

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18 women leaders selected for class of 2019

The 14-month program expands the leadership capacity of the fellows, who are chosen for their ability to deliver results within their organizations and potential to advance to senior executive roles in health. 

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Women Leaders in Health Making a Difference

In this video, members of the Carol Emmott Fellowship’s class of 2018 talk about how the program is shaping their careers, expanding their professional networks, and how their impact projects are making a difference.

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Fellowship Always Evolving

The Carol Emmott Fellowship supports outstanding health leaders as they stretch outside of their usual roles to expand their influence and national visibility. Fellows venture beyond their job descriptions, beyond their institutions, and beyond their existing networks while expanding their leadership capabilities as they move through the 14-month program.  

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18 women leaders selected for class of 2018

Carol Emmott Fellows are chosen for their potential to make an impact and advance to senior executive roles in health.  

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In Their Words: Professional Development

Carol Emmott Fellows share their insights on the glass ceiling, isolation vs. integration in addressing gender equity, helping rural minority populations, motivating front-line managers and providing support functions with a fresh perspective.

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