See videos below from the Feb 23 event:
Women make up 70% of the global health workforce and 90% of all nurses, yet they only occupy 25% of health leadership positions. Nurses face complex barriers as they climb the ladder to advance in their careers. One persistent challenge is the perception of gender roles in the workplace. As a recent IntraHealth International report on nurse leadership states, nursing is perceived as a “feminine” and “nurturing” profession. The devaluation of “women’s work” makes it difficult for nurses, of all genders, to secure leadership positions.
What will it take for nurses to be perceived as leaders? What will it take for nurses to perceive themselves as leaders? The Johnson & Johnson Center for Health Worker Innovation hosted a Front Line in Focus webinar on February 23, 2022, that brought together frontline health workers, civil society groups, academia and more for a conversation to explore key solutions to improve access to leadership opportunities for nurses.
The 90-minute session began with opening remarks to set the context for a panel discussion, composed of nurses from all level/working in a variety of settings, across geographies, in discussion on why nurse leadership is essential; barriers they face in career advancement; how they have overcome barriers; and what additional tools are needed.