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Women in healthcare are key to the future of the industry. Women comprise 50% of the population, yet they only make up 10% of workers at senior roles in the healthcare arena. While these numbers seem like they should be reversed, there is a lot more work to do to better support women in health care. Healthcare organizations must be proactive about supporting women and leaders to increase their presence in leadership roles and increase diversity among employees.
DirectShifts had the pleasure of interviewing Mareina Brewer, a clinician who is currently working as a mobile phlebotomist and medical assistant, while simultaneously pursuing her dream of becoming a registered nurse. She shared her insights and advice for young women who are considering a similar path in healthcare. Mareina offered her perspective on the current landscape of the healthcare industry. She acknowledged the high percentage of women in entry-level healthcare positions, but also expressed the need for more women in leadership roles.
Women in healthcare are underrated and the current state of affairs is not sustainable. We believe that empowering women in healthcare should be a priority for all healthcare institutions. Healthcare is an industry that is changing rapidly. The role of women in the healthcare field is evolving. As more women enter the workforce, there are new opportunities for them to flourish in the field, even in leadership roles.
However, there are many barriers that need to be overcome before women will see their full representation in healthcare leadership. To address this problem, we must empower women to take control of their careers and access resources to improve their experience.
Watch the full conversation here: Empowering Women in Healthcare: Pursuing Careers and Breaking Barriers (directshifts.com)