Reasons for gender disparities in the C-suite of medicine are manifold.
Despite the fact that for the past 25 years women have made up at least 40% of U.S. medical students, and currently, more women than men are enrolled in U.S. medical schools, women are still grossly underrepresented in medical leadership roles.
Women account for only 18% of hospital CEOs and 16% of all deans and department chairs in the U.S.—positions that typically direct the mission and control the resources at medical centers. Women are also in the minority when it comes to senior authorship (10%) and Editors-In-Chief (7%) at prestigious medical journals.
What’s holding women back? Read on for a thoughtful article from Harvard Business Review about just that: