Global Health Center Initiatives

Women In Global Health Midwest Chapter

Women in Global Health (WGH) is an international network aiming to achieve gender equality in Global Health leadership through advocating for gender transformative leadership. With support from Provost Holden Thorp and William G. Powderly, MD the Larry J. Shapiro Director of the Institute for Public Health and director of its Global Health Center at Washington University in St. Louis, the Midwest Chapter of WGH was launched on December 6, 2018.

The Women in Global Health Midwest Chapter engage in a presentation by Bill Powderly, MD, the Larry J. Shapiro director of the Institute for Public Health and Global Health Center director.

On Saturday March 9th, the Women in Global Health Midwest Chapter, part of the Institute for Public Health’s Global Health Center at WashU, organized a breakfast to celebrate International Women’s Day. Women leaders from the region had the opportunity to meet, network and highlight their work in Global Health.

William Powderly, MD, the Larry Shapiro Institute of Public Health director and director of the Global Health Center at WashU, opened the event by reiterating the commitment of the university and the Global Health Center to diversity and gender equity. The attendees had a very lively discussion, and each highlighted one woman who impacted their life and their career. The day included discussion about the #WithoutthisWoman IWD event at the Consortium of Universities for Global Health and topics including the challenges to gender equity in global health leadership. Read more information about Women in Global Health Midwest Chapter.