Healthcare Leadership Academy for Women

An Innovative, Live, Online Professional Development Program for Women in Healthcare

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Do you want to lead authentically? Strong leadership skills are essential to career advancement and personal and professional fulfillment. This 6-week live, online professional development program is designed specifically for women to provide them with the tools, resources, and strategies necessary to advance as leaders. 

Participants will learn to:

  • Flex personality preferences and leadership styles using personality instrument assessments
  • Examine how leveraging connections, courage and accountability can influence and develop a team and impact organizational culture
  • Discover the process and benefits of coaching and development planning to advance career opportunities 
  • Actively plan career paths, identify challenges, and develop strategies to address them 
  • Identify the importance of allyship in gender equality and the tools for speaking up 
  • Practice new skills with group discussions, simulations, and storytelling 
  • Negotiate to achieve shared interests and influence highly collaborative teams
  • Lead through uncertainty and the importance of self-care 

Who Should Attend?

This program is designed to support women leaders in various stages of their career.  Clinical, operational, and administrative leaders and stakeholders from healthcare organizations will benefit from this program. While the sessions are designed for women, anyone who sees the need to advance women as leaders may attend. 

Sample Schedule, Topics & Faculty

The program will be offered in 2-hour sessions, Wednesdays & Thursdays, over 6 weeks. All sessions will take place 3:00 - 5:00 pm ET. The final week will offer individual 30-45 minute debriefing and coaching sessions on Emotional Intelligence assessment reports. 

Date Topics Faculty



Module 1
Women in Leadership  
Lisette Martinez, MBA
Executive Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer 
Thomas Jefferson University & Jefferson Health

Module 2
Career Planning & Executive Coaching 



Sharon Kiely, MD, MPM, FACP 
Professor, Internal Medicine
Frank H. Netter School of Medicine
Quinnipiac University
Certified Life Coach for Physicians & Executives 
Module 3
Leveraging Leadership Connection, Courage & Accountability 
Mary S. Huntington, MSOD, PHR
Organization Development/Talent
Development & Engagement Consultant
Nemours Children's Health 
Module 4
Negotiation and Leading from Where You Are, Prioritizing Well-Being 
Maria Dee, MBA 
Workforce & Well-Being Strategist 



Module 5
Using MBTI® for Flexing Leadership Preferences & Styles 
Cassandra Wright, MBA
Assistant Vice President, Human Resources
Thomas Jefferson University & Jefferson Health 
Module 6
Enhancing Emotional Intelligence as a Leadership Imperative 
Claudia Gregor, MEd 
Course Director, Healthcare Leadership Academy for Women 
Lecturer, Jefferson College of Population Health 

For questions regarding the program content, contact Dr. Mary Cooper