We’re editing a new book on women’s leadership in global health

By Kate Hawkins

There is a growing interest in women’s role in global health leadership. We know that women are the majority of people working to improve health outcomes in communities, health facilities, non-governmental organizations, and multilateral organizations. So why is it that when it comes to leadership positions we have a governance system that privileges men and what can we do to redress the balance?

We are delighted to announce that together with Women in Global Health, with the support of Springer, we will be publishing a book that explores women’s leadership in global health.

This ground-breaking collection will explore the leadership roles that women currently play in global health, teasing out the routes that women have taken to leadership, the challenges that they have faced, and what has facilitated their journey. It will bring to the fore the stories of women on the frontlines of this struggle from around the world, highlighting and complimenting these stories with theoretical and analytical explorations of the structures and systems that help or hinder the process. Empirical studies in this volume will demonstrate how women’s leadership is thwarted or supported from a range of different contexts, positions, and starting points.

The authors come from various academic and professional disciplines and have been purposefully selected to show the range of types of leadership in global health. The book will form a rallying call to arms to redress gender inequality and celebrate the many ways in which women are taking the lead in supporting the health of their communities internationally. This book will be a must read for those working in global health or studying the topic. It will also be a feminist primer that aims to support other women in their efforts to succeed in a highly unfair and unequal world.

The editors are Kate Hawkins, Rosemary Morgan, Roopa Dhatt, and Mehr Manzoor.

For more information watch this space! If you have any questions, just drop us a line.

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