WOMEN HEALTHCARE LEADERS LAUNCH “TIME’S UP HEALTHCARE” TO ENSURE SAFETY AND EQUITY IN THE HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY
TIME’S UP has recently launched TIME’S UP Healthcare, its newest industry affiliate, which joins a coalition of women across industries dedicated to advancing TIME’S UP’s mission to create safe, fair and dignified work for women of all kinds. TIME’S UP Healthcare will specifically focus on driving policies and decisions that result in more balanced, diverse and accountable leadership; addressing workplace discrimination, harassment and abuse; and creating equitable and safe work cultures within all facets of the healthcare industry.
TIME’S UP Healthcare enters an unacceptable healthcare landscape in which women make up 80% of healthcare workers, but only 11% of healthcare CEOs and in which 30–70% percent of female physicians and as many as half of female medical students report being sexually harassed.
Inspired by the messages of TIME’S UP and galvanized by persistent data on gender inequities in healthcare careers and an entrenched culture of harassment, a handful of women came together to form TIME’S UP Healthcare.
Over the past six months, TIME’S UP Healthcare has grown to a group of 50 founding members and 13 senior advisors, linked to a network of leading institutions in healthcare all rallying around a call to increase safety and equity in the industry.