Rock Health weighs in on how we can fix the issue in 2014.
As in many sectors, healthcare has a dearth of women leaders.
By Ariel Schwartz (Senior Editor, FastCompany’s Co.Exist)
Just 4% of healthcare CEOs are women even though they make up 73% of medical and health services managers.
And according to health technology startup accelerator Rock Health, just three VC-backed digital health tech startups that raised at least $2 million in 2012 had female CEOs.
Women 2.0 profiles women angel investors in our “This Is What An Angel Investor Looks Like” series.
By Angie Chang (Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief, Women 2.0)
Chicago-based Joanne Chang is a healthcare angel investor and advisor with companies in stealth and early-stage mode.
She holds a joint MBA-MS degree in healthcare, clinical sciences and general management from Harvard and MIT.
While Joanne is best known as a Chicago-based healthcare angel investor, she invests in areas outside of Chicago – and in consumer as well. Find out more about the healthcare angel investor below:
Before participating in Rock Health, it could sometimes feel like we were on an island. Just having the social and support aspects of working alongside other teams going through the same experience was beneficial.
By Meghan Muntean & Stacey Borden (Co-Founders, ChickRx)
We’re the co-founders of ChickRx, a women’s health and wellness startup providing an online platform for women to easily connect with experts and peers to get answers to their questions, product recommendations and relevant news delivered in a fresh, fun voice.
We recently graduated from the second class of Rock Health, a non-profit seed accelerator for health startups, which was beneficial for us. We hope these takeaways help anyone considering an accelerator program or wondering which factors to evaluate
The “XX in Health Initiative” aims to change the ratio among women leading healthcare.
By Dana Rosenberg (Director of Business Development, Rock Health)
We hear startling statistics on the number of women in leadership positions all too often…
…and in the healthcare industry, the story doesn’t get any better. While women make up 73% of medical and health services managers, only 4% of healthcare CEOs are women. In 2012, 3 female CEOs managed to raise $2M or more, as compared with 73 of their male counterparts.
Women have the kind of customer loyalty that transmits real value in healthcare.
By Lisa Suennen (Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Psilos Group)
I recently saw a statistic from my friends at Rock Health that said that women comprise only 4% of healthcare industry CEOs. For those of you who are slow at math, this means that 96% of the people running pharmaceutical, medical device, healthcare IT, healthcare service, provider system, health insurance and all of the other healthcare enterprises out there are men.
Despite 51% of the American population being female, this has been a persistent fact since anyone bothered checking. In fact, I bet the number of women CEOs in healthcare has
Learn about the healthcare landscape, and how to launch and manage a startup in the field.
By Amy Puliafito (Research & Marketing Manager, Rock Health)
Looking for a way to spend those chilly San Francisco summer evenings? We’ve partnered with Skillshare to produce a weekly summer workshop series, Rock Health Summer School, beginning June 20. You’ll hear from innovators, entrepreneurs, doctors, and experts across the entire digital health ecosystem. You’ll learn about the healthcare landscape, how to launch and manage a startup in the field, and gain a better understanding of your own health.
Some of our exciting course offerings include:
By Joshua Henderson (Director of Programming, Springboard Enterprises)
Several weeks ago, I wrote about resources available to high-growth, women-led companies.
Besides missing a few important organizations like SmartGirlsWay, NewME Accelerator, Alliance of Women Entrepreneurs, BlogHer Entrepreneurs and ACTiVATE, I said that we wanted to partner with non women-focused groups/events to champion more women through the funnel from idea to startup to exit.
So when I saw that six companies in the latest TechStars NY batch are led by women, including Springboard