Empowering Women Leaders in Physical Therapy
Section: Section on Women's Health
Session Code: WH-2C-6850
Date: Friday, January 25, 2019
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Room: 207B

Speaker(s):   Stephanie Fournier, PT, DPT
  Margaret Lonnemann, PT, DPT, MSc, OCS, FAAOMPT
  Billie Randolph, PT, PhD
  Deydre Teyhen, PT, PhD, Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy

Session Type: Educational Sessions
Session Level: Basic

Women are not new to leadership, think of Cleopatra, Queen Elizabeth, and Florence Kendall. But women are outnumbered by men in the most prestigious positions, from Capitol Hill to the board room. This session examines the cause of women's underrepresentation in leadership roles in physical therapy and suggests what we can do to change the status quo. It explores the unique challenges faced by women as they navigate various paths of leadership. The speakers integrate current literature regarding challenges women in leadership roles face, and highlight specific ways that individual speakers have mastered those obstacles. Participants learn about the unique challenges that women face in leadership roles globally, in military, and in civilian sectors and discuss best practice models to overcome obstacles and lead with enriched understanding.

Learning Objectives: Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

1. Discuss challenges and benefits of female leaders in health care with a specific focus on physical therapy.

2. Describe attributes of a good leader and compare with current literature.

3. Analyze current literature regarding barriers specific to women in leadership roles in health care.

4. Examine roles that specific catalysts played in the speakers' lives, which empowered them in their personal leadership journey.

CEU: 0.2

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