XX in Health
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.
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