More women are reaching leadership positions and are comfortable enough to support other women

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As a career physician-scientist, pediatrician and neonatologist who has devoted her entire career to the underserved, Dr. J. Usha Raj, a professor of Pediatrics at the University of Illinois continue her efforts to give back to the community, a legacy she learned from her mother. Like many women, Dr. Raj was greatly influenced by her mother, whom s...
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Spotlight: Health Equity is a Social Justice Issue

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As a college sophomore, Dr. Sharetta Remikie experienced an unplanned pregnancy. She was, as she says, "that statistic that I know so much about: black, single, unwed, teen, and pretty much still living in poverty.  I lived in denial and was so afraid that I did not seek prenatal care until 28 weeks."   During her final exams, she fainted...
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Spotlight: Period Poverty is a Societal Issue

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The Spotlight series brings you Rochelle Courtenay, an Australian philanthropist who has devoted her life to addressing "period poverty" among Australia's underserved population. Rochelle believes that period poverty is not just a female issue, it is a societal issue. She stresses that "even if you don't get your period, you come from som...
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Spotlight: We can efficiently eliminate unnecessary medical practices

Dr. Marthe (Margje) Haverkamp, a Dutch doctor/researcher working in the U.S. is dedicated to improving healthcare on every continent. "Women have   to help each other in crucial steps of our careers. I love to use the wisdom of women leaders in this network and offer them my insights going forward. That is most efficie...
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Spotlight: Think two generations in leadership mentoring

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Dr. Danette Glassy is our inaugural profile for this Spotlight Forum. This Forum is an initiative of the Women's Health Activist Movement Global ( WHAMglobal ), a supporting organization of the Jewish Healthcare Foundation in Pittsburgh. WHAMglobal is committed to profiling members of WHAMglobal, the International Women's Forum (IWF) spec...
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