Women of Impact Blog

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Reflections on Leadership

By Lisa Simpson, MB, BCh, MPH, FAAP. President and CEO - AcademyHealth I was recently honored to be part of a panel of leaders in child health at the 2019 Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting, Making Our Mark: Pediatricians, Leadership, and Impact on Child Health. When my colleague and post-doc cohort alumnus from UCSF, Elena Fuentes Afflick reache...

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What Happened to Civil Discourse?

This has been such a disheartening and soul crushing week. It began last Wednesday when a white man with a history of violence shot and killed two African-Americans at a Kentucky Kroger store following a failed attempt to barge into a black church. Mail bombs were sent to people who had been critical of, and criticized by, the President and on Satu...

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NEJM Catalyst: Lead In: Women of Impact in Health Care on Advancing Equity in the Workplace

 This article originally appeared on the NEJM Catalyst page.  It was written by Women of Impact members Vivian S. Lee, MD, PhD, MBA & Joanne Conroy, MD.  Women of Impact Co-Authors include: Vineet Arora, Anne Beal, Chloe Bird, Ann Bonham, Kathy Buto, Lynne Chafetz, Deborah Chang, Ceci Connolly, Lisa David, Karen DeSalvo, Kar...

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Congratulations! Karen Remley, Former AAP CEO, Joins de Beaumont Foundation as Senior Fellow

 The de Beaumont Foundation announced on Aug. 1 that Karen Remley, MD, MBA, MPH, FAAP, has joined the Foundation as a Senior Fellow. Dr. Remley, who has more than 30 years of experience in public health and healthcare most recently served as CEO of the American Academy of Pediatrics, which represents 67,000 practitioners dedicated to the healt...

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A Call to Action: We Need More Varsity Bosses! Maternity Leave - Hidden Path to Opportunity and Resilience

 "The only thing you should say is: Congratulations!" That was the advice my boss gave me the first time I had an employee tell me they were going out on maternity leave. I was a young first time manager with no children and very little understanding of how I was going to make it work to have one of four of my employees out on leave. Fast forw...

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Tackling the Sponsorship Gap for Women in Healthcare in the #MeToo Era

 I was recently in a room full of powerful women in healthcare (suffering from imposter syndrome myself) for the Women of Impact annual meeting. There was one comment that stuck out to me that I had only heard in passing but not actively voiced in a meeting. Is the #MeToo movement going to result in a backlash for women leaders? This may sound...

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