If you’ve ever been to a meeting or conference in healthcare, there may be something that you have noticed: the lack of female speakers. And if you haven’t noticed before, I guarantee you will once you start paying attention.
Some have even coined this trend the “manel” — or the all-male panel.
Healthcare isn’t the only industry with this dilemma; a quick Google search will yield plenty of results across IT, engineering, computer science, academia, and more. In fact, there are even some blogs and Tumblr accounts that make fun of this very topic.
However, it’s no laughing matter, especially when it comes to healthcare. Geraldine McGinty M.D., MBA, FACR, Chief Strategy, and Contracting Officer, Weill Cornell Medicine Physician Organization and current Chair of the Board of Chancellors for the American College of Radiology, has been an outspoken voice in this space.