Josie Abboud Featured in Healthcare Executive Article on Women in Leadership

Published: Nov. 6, 2019

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As shown by the numbers, gender parity for women in executive leadership is a seemingly erratic shuffle of starts and stops. The record-breaking 33 female CEOs on the 2019 Fortune 500 list represent a disproportionately small 6.6 percent share. Only 24 of the CEOs on the 2018 Fortune 500 list were women—a drop of 25 percent from the previous record of 32 in 2017. 

That’s despite the evidence that gender diversity isn’t just good practice, it’s also intelligent business.

Josie Abboud, FACHE, president and CEO of Methodist Hospital and Methodist Women’s Hospital, says she sees gender disparities in health care leadership – but also notable signs of progress.

Healthcare Executive magazine: Women in Leadership – Hardwiring the Culture