Nominations for Fierce Healthcare Women of Influence 2021
EDITOR’S NOTE: Fierce Healthcare Extends Application Deadline to Friday October 1
The past year has been a time of extraordinary challenges for healthcare workers and managers, and this is especially true for women in the industry.
Even before the pandemic, female doctors and researchers earned less, did more at home, and were lower on the professional ladder than men. The COVID-19 pandemic has had deep and far-reaching impacts on healthcare workers in the United States. This burden has, in many ways, been borne disproportionately by women.
The research of the British Medical Association and published in the British Medical Journal, female doctors have taken on additional, often unpaid, work during the pandemic, to the detriment of their own well-being and mental health.
There was also a notable drop the number of research submissions by women to academic journals compared to men.
In a survey last year by the Association of American Medical Colleges, 46% of female medical students expressed concern about the threat that the pandemic poses to their careers, compared to only 36% of their male comrades.
But there are also important changes happening in the industry. Solving health emergencies like the COVID-19 pandemic requires the best minds the world has to offer, and women have played a critical role in the pandemic response. Over the past year, women in health have made spectacular achievements and demonstrated exceptional leadership at all levels of medicine.
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Women drive the health sector forward and work on the front lines as doctors, in intensive care units, in administration and in public health.
Fierce Healthcare introduced one of these leaders: Hanneke Schuitemaker, Ph.D., a leading viral vaccine researcher for Johnson & Johnson, who led a team working around the clock to develop a COVID-19 vaccine. to stop the spread of the new coronavirus.
It is in the spirit of recognizing these industry-changing contributions that we plan to honor the Fierce Healthcare Women of Influence.
We are calling for nominations to honor women in the healthcare industry – from doctors and CEOs to researchers and leaders of tech companies – who are shaping how the healthcare of the future will be delivered.
What are we looking for?
We are looking for leaders who have made a measurable impact on healthcare over the past year and who have a proven track record in leading the way in the future for women and men. We are looking for examples of innovation, passion, ingenuity and leadership that we can share with industry leaders.
This is where you come in.
If you know of a female healthcare leader who you think deserves this honor, fill out the form below to the best of your ability. Nominations are part of our process to assess who will win the honor of being one of our fierce women of health influence.
Forms must be submitted by Friday October 1. The winners will be announced at the end of October.
Thank you for your help in identifying these leaders.
– Heather Landi, Editor-in-Chief, Fierce Healthcare