In honor of International Women’s Day on March 8, Task Force women share what it is like working in the global health sector. Women make up 75 percent of the healthcare workforce and that is equally true at The Task Force where 71 percent of the staff are female. There is still work to be done to fairly represent women in leadership roles in global health with women currently only representing 25 percent of leadership positions in healthcare. To help improve female representation, Task Force women helped launch and lead a new chapter of Women in Global Health in Atlanta, Georgia, bringing together women from the many global and public health organizations based in the state, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, The Carter Center, Emory University, and the Georgia Global Health Alliance.
Watch the video above to see how Task Force women are changing this leadership trend, why they chose a career in global health and what it has been like for them.
On March 23, The Task Force’s Council for Opportunity, Diversity & Equity will be hosting a Women in Leadership event with a panel of Task Force women in leadership roles.
Register to join us.