Women in Leadership Forum



Despite representing 70% of the 43 million health care employees worldwide, women are still under-represented in senior leadership roles across the global health sector. As the healthcare industry faces increasing challenges and opportunities, particularly post-COVID-19, it is time to provide a safe and uplifting environment for women leaders in healthcare.


To this end, the IHF has established the Women in Leadership Forum (WLF), designed for senior female executives leading hospitals, healthcare service providers, and organizations in health-adjacent sectors to share experiences, build professional relationships and expand the voices of women in the workplace.


Purpose of the Women in Leadership Forum

The Women in Leadership Forum aims to build an international community of women leaders by raising global recognition of their skills and talents, as well as their impact across the healthcare sector. The Forum also aims to support female leaders in achieving their highest potential by offering them practical solutions to overcome issues and challenges that women are facing in the workplace.


Through a series of special events, including activities in support of International Women’s Day and an exclusive network event at the IHF Hospital World Congress, the Forum enables opportunities for female leaders in the healthcare sector to come together and connect.


Over the coming months, more will be shared with IHF Members regarding the work of the Women in Leadership Forum. In the interim, if you have any questions related to the WLF, do get in touch with the IHF Secretariat.