The email landed in my inbox during my fifth year in academic medicine. It was an invitation for a women’s leadership development program, forwarded by a male senior leader, who wrote, “You should apply for this!”
In mingled confusion and exasperation, I (Heather) responded audibly, “Another one?!” By that time, I had already attended four leadership development programs and numerous professional development seminars, all designed explicitly for women. The bitter irony? This latest invitation arrived just three months after I received the “Emerging Leader” award from the American Academy of Medical Colleges’ Group on Women in Medicine and Science, a national recognition for leadership training that I was already conducting myself!
Read more at: https://hbr.org/2023/03/where-womens-leadership-development-programs-fall-short