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Rwanda 2019 - Women Leaders in Global Health Conference
Dates: 9-10 Nov 2019
Location: Kumasi, Ghana
Deadline for abstract submissions: 30 Aug 2019
The annual Women Leaders in Global Health (WLGH) Conference provides a forum for established and emerging leaders from across the global health community to meet and work together to advance gender equity in health leadership, and to improve health for all. The vision for the conference is for women around the world to find their voices, receive leadership training, and gain a sense of community and inspiration.
Achieving today’s complex global health goals requires more diverse and inclusive leadership talent. Leadership diversity drives innovation and improves outcomes, yet leadership positions in global health are still overwhelmingly dominated by men: women comprise approximately 70% of the global health workforce but only 25% of senior positions and 5% of top leadership positions. Too often the careers of women with skills and talent stall at middle levels of leadership.
The 2019 Women Leaders in Global Health Conference will convene speakers and participants from diverse sectors in global health. The two-day event includes plenary sessions, panel discussions, interactive leadership and skill-building workshops, and opportunities for networking and mentoring.
This year's conference will include a robust agenda filled with relevant and thought-provoking conversations that inspire dialogue around the leadership challenges facing females working in global health.
The 2019 Women Leaders in Global Health Conference is going to host the following 25+ panel sessions:
Topics on Global Trends and Developments
What we have learned from African history: Women’s leadership and the health sector.
Cultural Barriers to Women’s Health across Africa.
Where do we stand with women’s health and gender equity 25 years after Beijing?
Gender discrimination and gaps in academic societies and professional associations.