Women in leadership

As the healthcare industry faces increasing challenges and opportunities, we support women leaders in healthcare to achieve their highest potential.

Supporting women leaders in healthcare

Despite representing 70% of the 43 million healthcare employees worldwide, women are still under-represented in senior leadership roles across the global health sector. The Forum is an international community of women leaders aiming to raise global recognition of their skills and talents, as well as their impact across the healthcare sector.

Through special events, including activities in support of International Women’s Day and an exclusive networking session at the IHF Hospital World Congress, the Forum brings female leaders in the healthcare sector together.


Turning challenges into leadership opportunities

On 1 September 2022, the Forum hosted a free online event for female healthcare leaders and managers, in collaboration with Alumni Global. By sharing personal success stories, participating female executives explored how we can build an equitable and inclusive workplace.

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About our programme partner


Having collaborated on successful workshops in 2022 (both virtual and in-person at the 45th World Hospital Congress), Alumni became the sponsor for all activities of the IHF's Women in Leadership Forum in 2023.


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