XX in Health: Women Leading Healthcare

Here’s a video that had me at hello — it leads with data, then follows with insights from people I admire:

If you’re intrigued, look for other posts about women in healthcare on Twitter by searching for the hashtag #xxinhealth.

And for more wisdom from women in healthcare, check out:

Wendy Sue Swanson

Eve Harris

Denise M. Brown

Laura O’Grady

Marya Zilberberg

Note: these are just 5 of many, many women I admire and who happen to be awesome on Twitter. Who would you add to this list? Who do you wish used Twitter – or did so more often? (Maybe we can convince them to start!)

I’ll close by saying that while I have cited moms as examples of social health superheroes, I’ve got data and stories about dads, too. The story that’s sticking with me right now was written by a man and shared this morning by jr schmitt: “My Son is Passing Away…Tomorrow.”

 

 

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5 Responses to “XX in Health: Women Leading Healthcare”

  1. At the inaugural Microsoft/Techstars accelerator I was one of very few women mentors in the healthcare vertical but there were no women on the teams that I was coaching..

    This week in Seattle we are starting a new group – women in tech WIT – change is coming. Leaders who are women and who advocate for woman and health are rising up.

  2. Thanks for sharing this long overdue initiative XX in Health! I’ve been nurturing a highly engaged group of women on-line called Real Women on Health with thousands of women and their health care influencers – other women! We are empowering women to be their own best health and wellness advocates – as consumers, e-patients, and agents of change. We look forward to partnering with XX in Health to drive preventive health solutions that are empowering and inspiring.

  3. > these are just 5 of many, many women I admire and
    > who happen to be awesome on Twitter. Who would you
    > add to this list? Who do you wish used Twitter –
    > or did so more often?

    Good heavens, what kind of a question is that? We could start a very long list of all the women patient bloggers, women doctor & nurse bloggers US & aborad, #hcsm participants, SPM members, etc etc etc …. can you be more specific? :)

    • Susannah Fox says:

      It’s not a trick question, but I know it can be tough to answer. Long lists are fine, but I prefer short ones, with explanations and caveats.

      For example, during the #HIT100 nominationfest, I ignored most of the tweets (and the final list) but I read every one of Regina Holliday’s beautiful nomination tweets. I wish I’d saved them in a Storify.

      I’ll give my own example of someone I’d love to see tweet more and get more attention:

      @AnnaMRoth – “Chief Executive Officer of a public hospital, a large ambulatory care system (clinics) and detention health (jails). Lecturer at UC Berkeley. IHI Fellow.”

      Here’s her blog:
      http://safetynethospital.blogspot.com/

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