Leadership that is Inclusive, Representative, Transformative.

Women increase diversity, frequently bringing new perspectives, priorities, and leadership styles that foster collaboration and cross-disciplinary approaches. Women leaders are more likely to prioritize the needs of women, children, and communities. Despite women representing 70% of the health workforce, they are an untapped and underutilized talent pool – filling only 25% of senior and 5% of top health organization positions.


WomenLift Health was formed at the Stanford Center for Innovation in Global Health in 2017 after the first Women Leaders in Global Health conference. As the founder of WomenLift Health, Michele Barry, MD, FACP is thrilled that this initiative has been successfully incubated at the Center for Innovation and Global Health and is now transitioning to an independent fiduciary platform in order to accelerate its global scale-up.  The Center for Innovation in Global Health looks forward to continuing to work with WomenLift Health as a trusted collaborator in driving impactful change for women leaders in global health.

“The challenges in global health are too big and too complex to leave half the talent sitting on the sidelines.”
Michele Barry, MD, Senior Associate Dean for Global Health