Editor's note: Due to high demand, we have extended the nomination period through Friday, Oct. 18.
Women have always been behind some of the biggest innovations in science—even if the history books haven't been very generous with the credit.
And while women have better representation in the healthcare sector compared to corporate America overall, report after report finds the number of women who rise up the ranks in healthcare remains terribly disparate.
It is in the spirit of recognizing those contributions in the face of those challenges that we plan to honor the FierceHealthcare "Women of Influence."
This month, we are putting out the call for nominations to honor women across the healthcare industry—from physicians to CEOs to researchers and tech company execs—who are shaping the way healthcare of the future will be delivered.
What are we looking for?
It should be noted that in the past, FierceHealthcare has honored women of influence in healthcare IT. But, with so much of the evolution of the industry blurring the lines between tech and healthcare, this year our team decided it made the most sense to broaden this honor beyond the realm of technology.
We are seeking leaders who have made a measurable impact on healthcare in the past year and have a demonstrated track record in paving the way forward for women and men alike. We are looking for examples of innovation, passion, ingenuity and leadership that we'll be able to share with leaders across the industry.
This is where you come in.
If you know of a female leader in healthcare you believe is deserving of this honor, fill out the form as best you can below. Nominations are part of our process of assessing who will win the honor of being one of our FierceHeathcare Women of Influence.
Forms must be sent by Tuesday, Oct. 15. Winners will be announced at the end of October.
Thank you for your help in identifying these leaders.
— Tina Reed, Executive Editor, FierceHealthcare