WSHA launches 2022 Women’s Leadership Program

February 3, 2022

Women's Leadership Program header image.WSHA is excited to launch this year’s Women’s Leadership Program. Last year’s inaugural program received rave reviews from a big and diverse cohort of women. We encourage Washington hospitals and health care facilities to consider nominating women from groups that historically have faced barriers to leadership advancement, including women of color and the LGBTQ community.

The 2022 Women’s Leadership Program kicks off with an orientation on Tuesday, April 26 and then runs every Wednesday from 8:00 – 11:30 a.m. through June 22.

Over nine weeks, this virtual program brings together academics, peer coaching, inspirational panels, networking and top-notch women executives in our state with a goal to help boost the career development of our future women leaders. Participants are provided with live academic instruction and coaching targeted to emerging leaders who identify as women with at least 5 years of post-graduate professional experience.

It covers the following topics for participants to explore:

  • Power Presence, Influence and Credibility
  • How to Think Like a CFO
  • Negotiation Strategies for Women
  • High Performance Leadership Essentials

The University of California, Irvine’s Paul Merage School of Business – one of the most diverse business schools in the county with the highest number of female faculty per capita – is providing the academic content.

Each module will include academic instruction as well as panel discussions with industry professionals and peer coaching sessions facilitated by Elaine Couture, former leader of Providence and past Chair of the WSHA Board. We expect that participants will complete the program with new skills and a strong peer network of emerging leaders in our state.

Please visit the Women’s Leadership Program registration page for more information. If you have any question about this program or any WHS education program, contact Education Program Manager Jenn Bui at or 206.577.1818.


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