Our objectives are three-fold.
1. Firstly to assess the current state of play.
How many women hold leadership roles? Is this reflective of the NHS’ workforce? If not, why? Are women just less interested? Or are there boundaries? If so, what are they, when do they present themselves and what solutions can be proposed?
2. Secondly to create informative and inspirational material.
With the HLA’s backing and network, we hope to curate a series of interactive blogs and/or articles to engage an audience in debate and invite prominent leaders to share their journeys.
3. Finally and most importantly we want to impact change.
The team is extremely driven to ensure this is not merely a discursive project. Once we have completed our research, analysis and collated first hand requests we want to propose tangible solutions. Though the process of identifying barriers can feel virtuous, the time to act must really be now.
In summary our objective is simple; to ensure all who desire have the opportunity, training and support to pursue a leadership role to ensure we equip the NHS with representative and discerning leaders of the future.