‘Men don’t prepare that much, so why do we have to?’ Icon Image

‘Men don’t prepare that much, so why do we have to?’

Date Created: April 12, 2017 11:20 AM
Author: Pat Mastors

 

After decades in Washington, Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao has noticed something about how she differs from her male peers."I prepare so much more than some of my male colleagues,” Chao tells POLITICO. "And I know women who are prepared more and we get ridiculed..."

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#ILookLikeASurgeon Campaign: Clever, Subversive Social Change

Date Created: April 12, 2017 09:01 AM
Author: Pat Mastors

 

A Wisconsin surgeon Tweeting out a photo of women surgeon colleagues likely had little idea it would go viral. But her action is a stellar example of how women can leverage our wits - and the tools of new media - to be a force for change.

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'Beyond Beltway Blathering on Health Care'

Date Created: April 4, 2017 09:14 AM
Author: Pat Mastors

 

The health care debate may have moved off Congress' front burner, but the issues raised deserve urgent attention. Says Karen Feinstein, Co-Founder of WHAMGlobal, who's fought for better health care for decades, 'it's time to 'put aside political differences, for once, and see the way to create high-quality, affordable health care.'

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The Wrongness of This Photo Gets Us Fired Up

Date Created: March 23, 2017 02:00 PM
Author: Pat Mastors

 

Says Vice President Pence on Twitter: 'Appreciated joining @POTUS for meeting with the Freedom Caucus again today. This is it. #PassTheBill.' Well first, no, the bill is on hold, which is a good thing, because the bill isn't. Second, what's up with this photo?

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Should Hospital Executives' Pay Be Tied to Performance?

Date Created: March 21, 2017 03:54 PM
Author: Pat Mastors

 

Executives at Trinity Health, which operates 93 hospitals, have their pay tied to the system's overall effectiveness in keeping patients out of the hospital, lowering smoking and obesity rates, and other population health metrics.

Is this an effective way to keep patients safer and costs down?

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Wendy Davis: Are We Being 'Too Nice'?

Date Created: March 17, 2017 02:20 PM
Author: Pat Mastors

 

Wendy Davis, a former Texas State Senator and would-be governor says "...all this "pent-up, good girl behavior" hasn't gotten us where we need to go.

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Feminists are not "Unhappy Man-Haters"

Date Created: March 12, 2017 12:48 PM
Author: Pat Mastors

 

Book Recommendation: The Women's Marches of recent weeks beg a second look at what it means to be a "feminist" today. One woman tells why she decided she had to call herself "A Happy African Feminist", in this gem of a little book, "We Should All Be Feminists"...

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A Closer Look at that Glass Ceiling in Health Care

Date Created: March 11, 2017 04:22 PM
Author: Pat Mastors

 

"...Women seem to be more thoughtful and strategic about their career development. They place higher value on relationships with bosses and peers, and make use of mentoring, performance reviews, succession planning and other organizations resources for their advancement." - HealthCareDive.com

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Reflecting on ‘Day Without a Woman’ Protests

Date Created: March 9, 2017 01:42 PM
Author: Pat Mastors

 

Did "Day Without a Woman" Protests Make the Point(s)?

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Physician on Launching Bid for Congress: "More Medically Trained People are Needed in Government"

Date Created: March 9, 2017 08:44 AM
Author: Pat Mastors

 

In just two days, Utah family physician Kathryn Allen she raised about $200,000 in her campaign against Republican Congressman Jason Chafetz. In the wake of International Women's Day, what better fallout than seeing capable, credible women step up to undertake key leadership roles? And then watching as newfound supporters throw in their dollars to see such a campaign succeed?

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Little Girl Stands Up To Bull in NYC

Date Created: March 8, 2017 02:40 PM
Author: Pat Mastors

 

A little girl, etched in bronze, now stands defiantly, facing down the famed Wall Street Bull. The Big Apple's latest landmark stands as a message to corporations everywhere to bring more women onto their boards. WHAM Kudos to the sponsor-- a big corporation itself!

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President Oprah?

Date Created: March 1, 2017 06:12 PM
Author: Pat Mastors

 

Oprah said last week that she'd never considered a run for President because "I don't have the experience". But the times have been a-changing...

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Women, Step Up! #GetInThePhoto

Date Created: February 24, 2017 11:59 AM
Author: Pat Mastors

 

Look at photos of your kids. Where are you? Missing? “...When I see myself in pictures, it makes me wince...I know I am far from alone; I know that many of my friends also avoid the camera. It seems logical. We’re sporting mama bodies and we’re not as young as we used to be." Women, I ask, is this serving us?

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Will a United Women's Movement Now Lead the Left?

Date Created: February 24, 2017 08:59 AM
Author: Pat Mastors

 

"If we can't reach consensus after courteous dissent-- then we are to blame for what we inflict on our daughters and their daughters." So says WHAMGlobal's founder Karen Feinstein. This online platform is a place to engage all of us who feel the same.

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What Woman Leader Would You Add To This List?

Date Created: February 14, 2017 11:16 AM
Author: Pat Mastors

 

It's a list that includes WOI members Vivian Lee, Marna Borgstrom, and WOI founder Joanne Conroy, among others. Becker's Hospital Review named the following female leaders to its annual list of 130 women hospital and health system "leaders to know". What names belong on the list in 2017? Whose name was left off in 2016? And...how do we attain such a critical mass of nominations Becker's will have to double the list???