5 Common Obstacles for Women of Influence

5 Common Obstacles for Women of Influence

Warning: You May Be Causing People to Resist Your Ideas As a physician, you need to have influence to solve the challenges your patients and organizations face. Unfortunately, right now you may be unknowingly causing people to resist you and your message. There are...
Effective Leaders Focus on Values

Effective Leaders Focus on Values

Shift happens. Priorities change, funding is reallocated, and the project you’re leading is cancelled. Sometimes a change is so challenging, it feels like an obstacle to your career trajectory. People get confused and don’t know what to expect when priorities are...
Why Women Want Female Physician Networks

Why Women Want Female Physician Networks

Women in medicine sometimes ask, “Why do I need a women physician group? I see myself as a physician, not a female physician.” Nevertheless, women in the healthcare industry are seeking and creating local groups and national female physician networks. Women may engage...
The Better Doctor Is Not The Issue

The Better Doctor Is Not The Issue

Who is the better doctor? A man or a woman? Reporting that women are more effective in any male-dominated industry is bound to create a stir. An important conversation sparked from The Atlantic’s headline, “Women Physicians May Be Better Than Male Physicians.” The...
Physician Leadership Lessons from La La Land

Physician Leadership Lessons from La La Land

On New Year’s Eve, looking for light entertainment, my husband and I watched the movie La La Land. I loved the musical, which explores the pain and joy of pursuing your dreams. An unexpected surprise was that the film represents a lesson in resilience needed for...