Advancing Health Equity for Black Women Through Sponsorship

When: February 17, 2022
Level: Introductory
Track: Healthcare
Presenter: Faith Eatman, UChicago Medicine
Cost: Free

Although there have been gains in diversity across various healthcare sectors, leadership positions continue to be disproportionately held by White men. Understanding the impact that social determinants of health like racism and discrimination have on healthcare outcomes for Black women, it is bad business for them to be underrepresented at the decision and policy-making levels in healthcare. How do we solve this pervasive problem?

Join us as we share how the University of Chicago Medical Center (UCM) is leveraging a formal sponsorship program focused on increasing the representation of Black women at the senior leadership level. Also, participants will learn how UCM is using a formal sponsorship program – including critical conversations at the executive leadership level about the lived experience of Black women – to accelerate workplace culture transformation and advance healthcare equity. We will also explore how this may be applied in other organizations.

Learning Outcomes
  • Learn how advancing more Black women to leadership roles in healthcare impacts health equity
  • Recognize sponsorship as an accelerator for career advancement and workplace culture transformation
  • Gain strategies for creating formal sponsorship programs for Black Women in your organization
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