Nov 16, 2017 Diversity in Leadership

On 16 Nov 17 we discussed “Diversity in Leadership”


We walked away with the following take away points:  

Diversity is only half of the solution, people must feel included.

Inclusion does not mean that everyone has an equal influence but everyone can be heard.

The belief that the person with the most experience should make the decisions is powerful.

The greater the consequences (surgery, airline emergency) the more important in hearing from others.

Actively work towards everyone at the table being heard.


 If you were unable to attend the discussion please take the time to review the following resources:

Women in Health Leadership as reform:

Does US Healthcare need more diverse leadership?

An interesting TED talk on inclusion:  


If you can’t make the discussion or lecture find someone to share your thoughts:


Reach out to any SOM Diversity and Inclusion Officer:


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