Gwen K. Young speaks at Women In Global Health Chapter Launch


(Source: Samantha Rick via Twitter)                  

On March 24, Director Gwen K. Young joined the Women in Global Health group and United Nations Foundation in launching their first Washington, DC chapter. This new group will work to promote women’s leadership the global health sphere.


(Source: Women in Global Health)

The launch event focused on the key topic of “Why does gender equality make for smart global health?” According to the most recent data, women currently make up 70% of health workers, but are only represented in 20% of leadership positions. This year the Women in Global Health, Washington DC chapter will promote more women to the table, particularly where women’s programs and policies are designed.


(Source: Lois Quam via Twitter)

Key quotes from Gwen K. Young:

"The biggest opportunity towards parity in global health is the availability open and transparent data. The notion that data matters."

"The biggest challenge we face is overcoming unconscious bias. Both men and women have to face this."

To learn more about the Women in Global Health program please visit their website: and follow them on Twitter at @WomeninGH.