Diversity and Inclusion: Women Empowering Women employee workgroup
A hospital founded by women – still working to support women
It’s fitting that a hospital founded by women continues to look to women for care, guidance and leadership. Today, Children’s Health℠ has a female-majority workforce. Women make up 79 percent of our entire organization and 67 percent of our leadership team. In the boardroom, women represent 49 percent of the board seats across our five governing boards. Maintaining those percentages, and seeking to add underrepresented minority women to executive leadership roles, remains an opportunity for growth.
Our Women Empowering Women employee workgroup is focusing on creating a positive, engaging, and supportive network for diverse females aspiring to leadership roles. The group is committed to diversity and inclusion, seeking to promote advancement and proportionate representation of women at all levels in the organization, as well as work-life balance.
The Women Empowering Women employee workgroup spans different areas across Children’s Health. This workgroup has identified leadership opportunities in areas including:
- Partnering with employee workgroups to expand the footprint and ability to network with diverse groups.
- Encouraging members to take on leadership roles through committees, volunteer projects, and career advancement programs.
- Building a support network of leaders through events.
"Women started Children’s Health, and women will continue to play a vital leadership role as we embark on our second century.”
Clinical Manager at Children’s Health and Women Empowering Women Chairwoman