Empowering Women Leaders in Health

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About Us

We are a Status of Women Canada  funded project on women's leadership in health care, health sciences and Indigenous health, co-led by:

Ivy Bourgeault, University of Ottawa Chair in Gender, Diversity and the Professions.

Karen Lawford, Assistant Professor in Gender Studies, Queen’s University

Jamie Lundine & Yvonne James, Doctoral students, Institute for Feminist and Gender Studies, University of Ottawa

Our project aims to achieve transformative systemic change in health care, health sciences, and Indigenous health through the increased participation, visibility, and advancement of women in leadership positions.

To achieve this goal we are:

  • building an active network and community of practice of emerging and established women leaders and male allies
  • enhancing their capacity to make transformative systemic change with evidence-informed tools.

We are supported in this initiative by our three amazing women leaders:

Dr. Gillian Kernaghan, President and CEO, St. Joseph's Health Care London
Dr. Nancy Edwards, Emeritus Professor, School of Nursing, University of Ottawa
Dr. Lisa Richardson, Vice-Chair, Culture & Inclusion, Department of Medicine, University of Toronto

and our key partner organizations:

Canadian College of Health Leaders
Canadian Health Leadership Network


The Empowering Women Leaders Toolkit is soon to be released on the LEADS platform.

Stay Tuned!

Videos, Presentations & Publications

Overview of Empowering Women Leaders in Health Initiative

Making the case for empowering women leaders


Overview of Learning Labs

Women Leaders’ Journeys

Contact Us

For more information please contact lchilds@uottawa.ca or ibourgea@uottawa.ca

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