Dr Ruth Sealy from the International Centre for Women Leaders tells HSJ what the public sector can learn from the private sector to increase the number of women leaders
Blaming childcare is often an easy answer as to why there are few women right at the top of healthcare. In this podcast, Dr Ruth Sealy, senior research fellow and deputy director of the International Centre for Women Leaders at Cranfield University, talks to HSJ on what lessons the healthcare sector could learn from the private sector on female leadership.
Why are there so many high achieving young women educated in the medical sector who drop out early in their careers? Is it a lack of female role models at the top, or the difficulty in even getting past the interview stage?
Dr Sealy tells HSJ what is being done well in the private sector, especially in terms of encouraging greater numbers of women leaders and what key lessons the public sector could learn.