Keynote: Engaging and Empowering Women Leaders in Health

Keynote: Engaging and Empowering Women Leaders in Health

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September 25, 2019 - 17:00 - 20:00
Team: Events, Training & News
Posted on July 17, 2019

Keynote: Engaging and Empowering Women Leaders in Health

Team: Events, Training & News

September 25, 2019 - 17:00 - 20:00


The George & Fay Yee Centre for Healthcare Innovation and the Academic Health Sciences Leadership Program present: 

Engaging and Empowering Women Leaders in Health

The focus of this session is to inspire participants to create and sustain an environment that facilitates greater representation of diverse women in leadership and decision making.  We will review the current Canadian context with respect to gender and Equity/Diversity/Inclusion (EDI) based trends in health leadership, discuss barriers and opportunities to enable women’s leadership development over the continuum of their career, and ultimately, consider how women’s participation in leadership roles can advance transformative change in our health system.

September 25, 2019

5-8 pm
Joe Doupe Concourse, Basic Medical Sciences Building, 745 Bannatyne Avenue
    *Enter through doors at 727 McDermot Avenue as doors at 745 Bannatyne will be locked at 5pm
Light dinner provided
Space is limited

Learning Objectives

  • Define the current trends with respect to women in leadership positions in health.
  • Identify, appreciate, and work around systematic barriers to gender equality.
  • Consider opportunities to engage and develop women leaders in health, over the continuum of their career, through the application of a gender and EDI aware LEADS capability framework.
  • Identify opportunities to create a safe space for diverse women leaders in health to thrive in a local context.


Dr. Ivy Lynn Bourgeault, PhD, FCAHS

Professor, Telfer School of Management
uOttawa Chair in Gender, Diversity & the Professions

Ivy Lynn Bourgeault, PhD, is a Professor in the Telfer School of Management at the University of Ottawa.  She holds a University Research Chair in Gender, Diversity and the Professions. She leads the Canadian Health Workforce Network and the Empowering Women Leaders in Health initiative. Dr. Bourgeault has garnered an international reputation for her research on the health workforce, particularly from a gender lens. Past projects have examined the migration and integration of health workers from a comparative perspective and on primary and maternity care workforce issues. Recent projects focus on care relationships in home and long term care, and on psychological health and safety of professional workers. She has been a consultant to various provincial Ministries of Health in Canada, to Health Canada, the pan American Health Organization (PAHO), the OECD and to the World Health Organization.  Her professional board experience includes the Canadian Interprofessional Health Collaborative, the Institute of Health Services and Policy Research at the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and the international journal, Human Resources for Health. She teaches in the undergraduate program at the Telfer School of Management on diversity management and staffing organizations and in the graduate program in health administration on health care in Canada. She was inducted into the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences in September 2016 and received the 2016/17 University of Ottawa Award for Excellence in Research.


Emily Gruenwoldt

President & CEO
Children’s Healthcare Canada, Ottawa

Emily Gruenwoldt is the President & CEO of Children’s Healthcare Canada and Executive Director of the Paediatric Chairs of Canada (PCC).

Previous to these roles, Emily spent ten years with the Canadian Medical Association in various Director-level roles including Professional Affairs, Physician Leadership Development, and Strategy & Innovation.  Emily has significant health care governance experience having served two terms as a board member for each of Carefor Home & Health Services and The Ottawa Hospital, and one term at Arnprior Regional Health. Emily is also a co-founder of Emerging Health Leaders.

In 2017, Emily was recognized by the Ottawa Business Journal as a recipient of the Top Forty Under Forty Award. She is also the recipient of the Canadian College of Health Leaders Robert Zed Young Health Leader award (2011).

Emily lives outside of Ottawa in the community of Stittsville, with her two young children and her husband.

Who Should Attend

  • WRHA Program Directors
  • Max Rady College of Medicine Deans & Department Heads
  • Shared Health
  • Manitoba Health, Seniors and Active Living
  • Academic Health Sciences Leadership Program Members & Alumni


Registration closes on September 17, 2019.

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Registration is presently closed

Registration dates set to run from: August 26, 2019 to September 17, 2019