We are excited to launch the Canadian Women in Global Health List 2018!
Women make up the majority of the global health workforce but are vastly underrepresented in leadership and decision-making positions. This gender gap overlooks women’s expertise and talents and compromises the knowledge and policy base for advancing the world’s health and equity. Canada has a global reputation for health and equity, but its women leaders remain under-recognized as elsewhere in the world.
To increase their visibility, representation, and leadership, the Canadian Women in Global Health Working Group seeks nominations for a List of Canadian women leaders in global health. The List will help journal editors when selecting peer reviewers and commissioning articles; conference organizers in their identification of speakers, moderators, and panels; media when seeking expert commentators or interviewees; and funders and policymakers when seeking technical experts; and anyone interested in broadening, deepening, or diversifying their networks and communities of practice.
Nominees for the List must be Canadian women leaders, working at home or abroad, with a minimum of 7 years’ experience who have made a substantial contribution to global health, broadly defined per Koplan et al Lancet 2009:
"an area for study, research, and practice that places a priority on improving health and achieving equity in health for all people worldwide. Global health emphasizes transnational health issues, determinants, and solutions; involves many disciplines within and beyond the health sciences and promotes interdisciplinary collaboration; and is a synthesis of population-based prevention with individual-level clinical care.”
Nominees could be practitioners, researchers, educators, policy-makers, and/or community advocates, and can work in a range of disciplines and sectors (such as academia/research, civil society/non-governmental organizations, and government) to advance global health, including those pertaining to Indigenous peoples’ health and rights. Nominees’ contributions to global health may be in research, thought-leadership, implementation, field practice, diplomacy, mentoring, advocacy, or other areas.