41X—Beyond the Rhetoric: Creating an Organizational Culture of Inclusion, Belonging and Accountability

Tuesday, March 29th

About the Session

Research published by McKinsey, Harvard Business Review and healthcare journals confirms that organizations with greater leadership diversity—whether gender, race, ethnicity or sexual orientation—are more innovative, collaborative and higher performing. These organizations perform better than average in return on equity, EBIT, earnings per share and stock price appreciation. In healthcare, data also show that diversity of leadership leads to greater employee engagement and a better patient experience. Despite this research, the latest McKinsey Women in the Workplace Survey (year-end 2019) documents that although women make up 76% of entry-level positions in healthcare organizations, they make up only 33% of the C-suite and 27% of board seats, of which 91% and 89% respectively are white women. This stark contrast suggests the complex issues of intersectionality need to be further investigated and understood in order to make meaningful changes in diversity and inclusion.

This educational program will provide data to substantiate the problem and recommend policies, procedures and behaviors that organizations can adopt to increase gender and racial/ethnicity representation in leadership and create a more inclusive culture. The program will focus on the roles unconscious bias and stereotyping play in preventing progress. The session will identify human resource policies, recruitment and promotion processes, and practices as well as mentorship and sponsorship initiatives that support or detract from creating a culture of inclusivity and belonging. This interactive seminar will include a panel discussion to understand how leaders are addressing these issues.
The Equity Collaborative, part of the Carol Emmott Foundation, is a learning community of large healthcare organizations committed to making cultural and structural changes to move toward more inclusive cultures that support more women and women of color in their leadership pipelines. The program speakers are all associated with The Equity Collaborative and will speak to what works.

Learning Objectives:

  • Examine the case for greater gender and racial equity in healthcare leadership to create high-performing organizations.
  • Enhance your and your organization’s ability to reduce gender and racial bias and create cultures of inclusion, belonging and accountability.


Presented By

Gayle L. Capozzalo, FACHE

Executive Director
The Equity Collaborative

Gina Calder, FACHE

President, Barnes–Jewish St. Peters Hospital and Progress West Hospital
BJC HealthCare

Susan M. Pollart, MD

Senior Associate Dean, for Faculty Affairs and Faculty Development, Ruth E. Murdaugh Professor
University of Virginia School of Medicine

Pamela Sutton-Wallace, MPH

Group Senior Vice President/COO
NYP/Weill Cornell Division, NewYork Presbyterian

Jhaymee Tynan, FACHE

Consutant/Global Health and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Practice/Founder
Egon Zehnder/100x2030 Initiative