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.
Lisa Maki, co-founder and CEO of PokitDok, raises a seed round of funding and launches.
By Angie Chang (Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief, Women 2.0)
Consumer-facing health startup PokitDok raised $1.3M in seed round funding led by Charles River Ventures.
Serial entrepreneur Lisa Maki co-founded PokitDok in 2011 and currently serves as the company’s CEO.
Prior to PokitDok, Lisa co-founded BeliefNetworks, a semantic search company purchased by Benefitfocus in 2010. Prior to that, Lisa held several roles at Microsoft, including Product Unit Manager for product research assisting International Disaster
By Lisa Maki (Co-Founder & President, BeliefNetworks)
I was thinking about elite performance today. Some people go after it, some are scared of it, some reject it, some are content to sit and watch it on TV. No matter your stance I challenge you to deny that not all people are created equal, or if we are, we sure don’t end up equal in the end.
I’m not talking about gender, race, or any of those other easy fall-back excuses as to why one or the other of us didn’t see and take our chances, I’m talking about elite performance at the individual level, not a demographic one.