Empowering Women Leaders in Health Care, Health Sciences & Indigenous Health
Abstract: Women’s leadership in health is imperative. Health care is facing enormous challenges. As such, it is critical to draw upon the skills and innovative insights of women leaders to advance scientific inquiry, to foster the generation of new knowledge and to improve health and health care. Further, women’s leadership in Indigenous health, health care, and health sciences can address some of the key recommendations from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada Calls to Action. Unfortunately, relatively few women hold leadership positions in these domains. Dr. Bourgeault will discuss a project from Status of Women Canada which aims to achieve transformative systemic change in the health care, health sciences, and Indigenous health contexts through the increased participation, visibility, and advancement of women in leadership positions.
Biography: Ivy Lynn Bourgeault, PhD, is a Professor in the Telfer School of Management at the University of Ottawa. She holds the Canadian Institutes of Health Research Chair in Gender, Work and Health Human Resources. She is the lead coordinator of the pan Canadian Health Human Resources Network and a recent inductee of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences. Dr. Bourgeault has garnered an international reputation for her research on health professions, health policy and women’s health.
The Faculty of Public Health and Policy Seminar Series provide a forum for presenting current research on health systems and policy in low-, middle- and high-income countries. The series cover empirical research, theoretical and methodological issues, and gives an opportunity for staff and students to participate in debate and learn about new developments in health systems and policy research.
Series organised by: Dina Balabanova and Alec Fraser