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What are the challenges for women in leadership today?
"We need to be careful that we are not inadvertently creating more roadblocks for more women. I think that is a unique challenge as we get into positions of power. We need to be careful not just to take on the persona of the status quo... women were expected to look like men and to act like men. You were successful if you did that and you rose through the ranks. But how crazy is that? If I look like the guy in power, dress like the guy in power and I do all the things like the guy in power, I must get power. I think it's easy to forget that that's a really bad thing. You need to show up as yourself. And if you can't, it's not the right company for you."
A little perspective and insight from our featured WiLL speakers...
We've had fun getting to know these women this year. We hope you enjoy these thoughts from each of their sessions and feel inspired.
Deirdre Savage, Blue Cross Blue Shield of MA
Michelle Markowitz, Cardinal Cushing Centers
Lily Hsu, Labouré College of Healthcare
Women in Leadership at MGB
By Mary Ann Blackmur, Community Outreach Program Manager for Mass General Brigham
The landscape of leadership in the workplace is shifting to include more women in leadership roles that were traditionally held by men. This includes all industries and Mass General Brigham is proud to have at the helm Ann Klibanski, MD , President and Chief Executive Officer since June 2019, Cindy Peterson, MBA, Vice President Regional Ambulatory Operations and Business Development and Kris McCue, Regional Director of Operations for our South Shore locations.
Women leaders tend to have a more “holistic approach to leadership and to the organization. This includes balancing financial and performance results with goals of increasing diversity on leadership teams, an inclusive culture, and driving positive change.”  These holistic leadership traits have been instrumental during the Covid-19 pandemic in allowing businesses to pivot and adjust as needed to stabilize the effects the pandemic has had on their industry and workforce.
All leaders are facing extraordinary workforce challenges as the result of the pandemic. Many employees are juggling childcare , elder care and homeschooling in addition to their job responsibilities. Successful leaders have not only recognized these conflicts but listened to their employees to come up with solutions that meet the business and their employees’ needs. Remote work, flexible schedules are just a few strategies that have succeeded to date.
“ Keeping the needs of our patients front and center , wherever we can we strive to be a flexible employer , we care for our patients by caring for our team” Cindy Peterson, MBA, VP Regional Ambulatory Operations and Business Development.
As we navigate the “new normal” the holistic approach of women leaders will be instrumental in ensuring that the business needs are being met while considering the personal needs of their employees to create a harmonious working environment.
 Female Leadership: The New Approach in The Workplace (Forbes.com, Oct.28, 2021)
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