JHF to Host Women of Impact Project on Public Health with Support from de Beaumont Foundation

Women of Impact is an executive leadership organization committed to realigning the healthcare system to meet the needs of all Americans. Its members include 65 leaders representing all facets of the healthcare industry. JHF CEO Karen Wolk Feinstein is one of the founding members and JHF provides operational support to Women of Impact. And now WOI, JHF and the de Beaumont Foundation have embarked on a new adventure.

The WOI Public Health Leadership Cohort will bring together more than 25 executive-level women leaders in the field. Hosted by JHF, they will meet here in August.

"Women make up more than two-thirds of the public health workforce, yet they are underrepresented in leadership roles and are paid less than their male peers," said de Beaumont Foundation President and CEO Brian C. Castrucci, DrPH. "At the de Beaumont Foundation, we want to recognize women leaders in public health and build resources so that the next generation encounters greater equity in the workplace. As a first step, we have partnered with the Jewish Healthcare Foundation to support the first public health cohort of Women of Impact, a peer network of female executives who are committed to advancing the field of public health."

The de Beaumont Foundation, based in Bethesda, MD, concentrates on public health. Senior Fellow Karen Remley, MD, MBA, MPH, FAAP, will be managing the project. She is the former CEO of the American Academy of Pediatrics and served as commissioner of health for Virginia from 2008 to 2012. Workshop support will be provided by JHF Women's Health Specialist Kate Dickerson, who directs the Women's Health Activist Movement Global (WHAMglobal).

The Public Health Leadership Cohort will engage the Your Indelible Mark Programâ„¢, a highly intensive leadership training and development program created by Lumeri. The program trains participants in how to address organizational barriers, cultural barriers, and life-stage challenges.

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