Female leaders in health IT represent only 30% of senior leadership. It’s not yet a level playing field. Apart from the domain knowledge and experience women bring to their role, as leaders we need to ground ourselves from the inside. We need to choose the roles that are a good fit so we’re both fulfilled and successful. In doing this well, we also want to model a different kind of leadership – leadership that sees and empowers the best in others and creates a satisfying team experience in service of our ultimate customers – the patients our organizations care for.
- Recognize that you are not the only one struggling with how to be effective, successful, and fulfilled – it doesn’t happen easily or automatically. It’s a journey and there are guideposts to look for.
- Learn how you can make foundational shifts with intention in crafting the leader you want to be and the life you want to live that can only come from you. It starts with intentionality.
- Discover clear and thoughtful steps you can take in steering your career progression while attending to your personal/family commitments. As you realize you’re ready for a role change, it’s important to get clear about what you need/want both professionally and personally and be proactive.
- Learn to give yourself permission to invest in your own well-being and leadership growth and commit to taking that next step.