COVID-19: How Business Can Support Women in Times of Crisis


Many of the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic are hitting women disproportionately hard. Women are more likely than men to work in low-paying, insecure and informal jobs. Women also make up the majority of health professionals and essential workers at the frontlines of the COVID-19 response, risking their health and safety, as well as those of their families.

C-suite gender gap: Leadership training efforts falling short

Hei-ock Kim

Modern Healthcare February 25, 2017 By Maria Castellucci Ruth Brinkley, president and CEO of KentuckyOne Health, knew few women in executive leadership positions as she was rising through the ranks during her nearly 40-year healthcare career. Like many senior women managers in the healthcare industry, one of Brinkley’s first major leadership positions was as chief nurse executive of University of …

Female researchers pay more attention to sex and gender in medical research, Stanford researchers find

Hei-ock Kim

Stanford News November 7, 2017 By Vicky Stein Sex and gender affect how people react to drugs or other therapies, but are often overlooked in research. Stanford researchers find that medical research teams that include women more often account for sex and gender in their work. When women participate in a medical research paper, that research is more likely to …