by Noorein Ahmed
This research explored the barriers faced by women rising to executive healthcare positions and the role of mentors and sponsors. The researcher analyzed 21 semi-structured interviews, revealing eight themes: Barriers to promotion: Competing Priorities, Like Me Syndrome, and Think Leader, Think Male and Benefits of mentoring: Success Toolkit, Sponsoring, Core Advisory Group, Feedback/Role Modeling. The glass ceiling continues to contribute to lower representation. Mentoring and sponsorship impact the advancement of women in the C-suite.
Health Policy and Administration
Social and Behavioral Sciences
Heritage Hall, HUB-Robeson Center