25 episodes

Today women represent more than 50% of the medical school class, yet only hold 20% of the positions in the C-suite. My own journey with leadership was by trial and error. I wanted to represent the 20% but quickly realized, there was no leadership path to follow or defined curriculum to teach me the skills I needed to adjust quickly to this new role. I struggled with balancing work and family, navigating our complex healthcare system, and trying to find my voice in leadership. After 20 years in the healthcare field with leadership roles in academia, public health, the insurance industry, and hospital administration, my mission is to help increase the number of women physicians in leadership roles by equipping them with the personal and professional development skills they need to be successful. Women physicians are often deterred from seeking leadership roles due to the lack of organizational support of work-life integration, gender equity, racial discrimination, and equality in pay. Having women in leadership roles not only creates the pipeline for future leaders but also improves the delivery of care to the communities we serve.

Women Physicians Lead Dr. Lisa Herbert

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Today women represent more than 50% of the medical school class, yet only hold 20% of the positions in the C-suite. My own journey with leadership was by trial and error. I wanted to represent the 20% but quickly realized, there was no leadership path to follow or defined curriculum to teach me the skills I needed to adjust quickly to this new role. I struggled with balancing work and family, navigating our complex healthcare system, and trying to find my voice in leadership. After 20 years in the healthcare field with leadership roles in academia, public health, the insurance industry, and hospital administration, my mission is to help increase the number of women physicians in leadership roles by equipping them with the personal and professional development skills they need to be successful. Women physicians are often deterred from seeking leadership roles due to the lack of organizational support of work-life integration, gender equity, racial discrimination, and equality in pay. Having women in leadership roles not only creates the pipeline for future leaders but also improves the delivery of care to the communities we serve.

    Leading The Next Generation To Health and Wellness with Dr. Noha Polack

    Leading The Next Generation To Health and Wellness with Dr. Noha Polack

    My guest Dr. Noha Polack, MD, FAAP received her bachelor’s degree from Rutgers University in Biological Sciences and her medical degree from UMDNJ (now Rutgers Medical School) in Newark, NJ. She completed her pediatric residency at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in Bronx, NY.
    She has been practicing pediatrics in Union City and Bayonne, New Jersey since 1996, most of those years at Progressive Pediatrics.
    Dr. Polack loves pediatrics because she can make a difference in a young person's life that will last a lifetime. She is passionate about advocating for healthy living in pre-teens and teens and helping them love their bodies. Working on their mindset as well as their habits is my way of making a difference in the world. She speaks to all professionals who encounter this age group as well as parents to help them use the right language to communicate about health rather than weight.
    We talked about:

    Who or what helped to shape her career journey in pediatrics and lead her practice with a focus on Preteens and teens?

    How she decided that she would go out on her own and run a successful private practice.

    What does a day in the life of a pediatrician who serves pre-teens and teens look like and what challenges does she face.

    How does she get people to buy into changing their vocabulary or their mindset around what it means to be healthy and not focus so much on weight?

    Her thoughts around physicians especially women physicians lean into combat obesity in children, especially within those groups where there are health care disparities.

    What does self-care look like for her and what steps does she take to take time for herself?


    If you’re ready to transition into a leadership role and need support during your career journey download my free Ebook, ‘The 10 Steps You Need to Transition into a Leadership Role’.
    Follow Dr. Noha Polack:
    http://progressivepediatrics.com
    https://www.linkedin.com/company/progressive-pediatrics/

    • 31 min
    Finding Your Voice As A Woman Physician Leader

    Finding Your Voice As A Woman Physician Leader

    In this episode, I challenge women physicians to consider their seats at the table, and in the words of Shirley Chisholm, "If they don't give you a seat at the table, bring a folding chair. Fifty years ago, Shirley Chisholm became the first African American woman elected to Congress. In 1972, she became the first African American candidate for the presidential nominee of a major party, and the first woman to seek the Democratic nomination. Even though she didn’t win the Democratic nomination for president, Over the course of her 14 years in Congress, Chisholm was able to be a force for change and a champion of legislation that would improve the quality of life for women, children, people of color, and the poor.
    This podcast was inspired by the Edward Kennedy Institute A Seat At The Table Project https://www.bringyourownchair.org/
    I ask you to reflect on the following thoughts as outlined in the project and journal the answers on your worksheet

    Consider the tables that you are a part of, or wish to be a part of.

    What people make up the tables in these spaces, and who sits at the head of the table?

    Think about your own identity. What’s your story. What experiences have you had? What do you stand for? What are your values? What changes do you want to see in healthcare?

    Can that folding chair eventually turn into something more permanent?


    I also challenge you to consider the current state and future state.
    You can download the worksheet here www.justtherightbalance.com/getyourseat
    You can follow me on all social media @drlisaherbert

    • 16 min
    Process Improvement with Dr. Britney Scott, The Clinic Doctor

    Process Improvement with Dr. Britney Scott, The Clinic Doctor

    My guest Dr. Britney Scott is a physician turned process improvement expert turned entrepreneur. Born in Huntsville, AL to two phenomenal Jamaican parents. Dr. Scott is a double HBCU grad. She received her BS in Biology from Oakwood University and then matriculated to Howard University where she received her MD. However, early in her medical career, Dr. Scott, realized that her ultimate passion was in serving the underserved and that that doesn't have to be done at the bedside. This is what brought her to process improvement. She hated seeing how inefficiencies in our health system disproportionately affected certain individuals, especially those that looked like her. Dr. Scott has worked both clinically and operationally in small and large acute care facilities as well as ambulatory care. Ultimately, Dr. Scott decided that she wanted to do more, so she began her healthcare process improvement firm focused on issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion where she brings process to the difficult topics of DEI. Her company's core value is that people matter, and she truly feels like she's living in her purpose by helping our healthcare institutions treat all people like they matter.

    In this episode I ask Dr. Britney:

    Thinking about your career and leadership journey who or what may have been instrumental in that decision?

    What does a day as a process improvement expert look like? Who do you serve and what challenges do you face?

    What impact have you seen with your work in terms of outcomes with organizations? In terms of DE&I, what kind of impact have you noticed if any?

    What is the business case for DE&I?

    What do you think is the 1 thing that resonates with everyone and allows people to let their guard down to have tough conversations?


    If you’re ready to transition into a leadership role and need support during your career journey download my free Ebook, ‘The 10 Steps You Need to Transition into a Leadership Role’.
    Follow Dr. Britney http://linkedin.com/in/theclinicdoctor
    You can also book a consult with her at http://calendly.com/clinicdoctorconsulting

    • 26 min
    Age Like Royalty with Dr. Nakeisha Rodgers

    Age Like Royalty with Dr. Nakeisha Rodgers

    My guest,  Dr. Nakeisha is a dual board Internist and Geriatrician, best-selling author, and national speaker from the beautiful island of the Bahamas. She is the daughter of two retired educators whose love for the classroom shaped her own passion for teaching.
    She has over a decade of experience caring for hundreds of complex geriatric patients with multiple medical needs. Through her books, dynamic in-person and virtual workshops, and online educational resources, she equips medical professionals with the tools needed to help savvy seniors age like royalty.
    Dr. Nakeisha earned her Associate's Degree in Biochemistry from the University of the Bahamas. She then completed her Bachelor’s in Biology at Acadia University in Nova Scotia, Canada. She matriculated at the University of West Indies medical school graduating with an MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery). She later completed her Internal Medicine Residency at the Yale-New Haven Health Bridgeport Program. She was awarded a Fellowship degree in Geriatrics from the prestigious Harvard Medical School.
    She is the CEO of Dr. Nakeisha Rodgers LLC, geared at changing the perception of aging. A creative at heart, Dr. Nakeisha teaches key geriatric principles in a creative, simple format so that medical professionals can provide comprehensive, compassionate geriatric care the Dr. Nakeisha way!
     Currently, Dr. Nakeisha has the pleasure and privilege of mentoring the next generation of brilliant minds. She is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Internal and Geriatric Medicine in Florida. To rejuvenate she enjoys spending quality time with her parents and family, listening to music, dancing, and engaging in the creative arts. 
    In this episode we talk about:

    Thinking about your career and leadership journey who or what may have been instrumental in that decision?

    What does a day as a women physician on the frontlines caring for the senior population look like? Whom do you serve? What challenges do you face?

    Define for us what self-care means to you and what self-care looks like when it comes to being a woman on the front lines and a woman who also is a caretaker?

    Why is diversity in leadership as it pertains to having more women physicians vital to healthcare? When we look at our current healthcare system and how the lid has been lifted and exposed to healthcare disparities and inequities in the elderly population, especially those of color, how would the ability to retain women in healthcare leadership diversity help reduce those disparities and improve care?

    What can we do as a healthcare system to support seniors and the aging population and help them age gracefully?

    How do you find the right balance between doing what’s best for your patient and also making sure that their wishes are respected and listened to?

    I can recall in practice, having very deep conversations with my elderly patients and gaining so much wisdom; Share 3 life lessons given to you by patients that you can share with us.

    If you're ready to transition into a leadership role and need support during your career journey schedule a strategy session at www.schedulewithdrlisa.com
    Follow Dr. Nakeisha Rodgers on all social media @drnakeishamd
    Get her 10 commandments of healthy aging at www.agelikeroyalty.com

    • 37 min
    An Intimate Conversation with Dr. Stephanie Byerly: The Physician Healer

    An Intimate Conversation with Dr. Stephanie Byerly: The Physician Healer

    My guest, Dr. Stephanie Byerly, is an Academic Anesthesiologist, Certified Life Coach for Women Physicians, and a mother of two amazing daughters. 
    After experiencing trauma during her childhood and teenage years, and then having her marriage end in divorce, she suffered a major episode of burnout from the personal and professional challenges.  She found a way out of burnout and understood she had to find the peace, joy, and happiness she wanted in her life. 
    Becoming a Life Coach changed her life in unbelievable ways. Her training, along with her own experiences of dealing with trauma, addiction, and burnout, provided her with the tools to impact the lives of other women, and especially women physicians, by showing them a way out of “survival mode” back to a life of personal fulfillment, joy, happiness, and realizing they are enough just the way they are.
    In this episode we talk about:
    Thinking about your career and leadership journey who or what may have been instrumental in that decision?
    What does a day as a women physician on the frontlines look like? Whom do you serve? What challenges do you face?
    Define for us what self-care means to you and what self-care looks like when it comes to being a woman on the front lines during this pandemic?
    Why is diversity in leadership as it pertains to having more women physicians vital to healthcare? When we look at the pandemic and how the lid has been lifted and exposed healthcare ad workplace disparities, how would the ability to retain women in healthcare leadership diversity help reduce those disparities and improve care?
    What would it take for organizations to support women in healthcare, especially during these times?
    What would you say to someone who is hesitant about getting vaccinated? What myth would you like to debunk?
    What do you want people to know about this pandemic and how we can all move forward to a safer and healthy environment?
    If you’re ready to transition into a leadership role and need support during your career journey join us on Facebook www.leadingladiesincharge.com
    If you are a women physician leader and looking to join a group of high-performing leaders and up-level your career, join our Physicians Rising Up Leadership Circle Mastermind. Learn more here at www.physiciansrisingup.com
    Follow Dr. Stephanie Byerly
    https://www.physicianhealer.com/
    https://www.facebook.com/thephysicianhealer/
     

    • 25 min
    Fighting For Healthcare Equity Inclusion with Guest Dr. Sara Ann Anderson-Burnett: It's a Marathon Not a Sprint

    Fighting For Healthcare Equity Inclusion with Guest Dr. Sara Ann Anderson-Burnett: It's a Marathon Not a Sprint

    My guest, Dr. Sarah Ann R. Anderson-Burnett, MD, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor in Pediatrics, Associate Program Director for the Adolescent Medicine Fellowship and Inaugural Diversity, Health Equity, Inclusion and Justice Quality Lead for the Department of Pediatrics at Columbia University Irving Medical Center. She is a graduate of the Xavier University of Louisiana and attended the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai for both her MD and Ph.D. Dr. Anderson-Burnett completed her pediatric residency and chief residency at NYP-Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital. She has been recognized by the Medical Society of the State of New York and Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai for her commitment to initiatives addressing healthcare disparities, recruitment of medical school candidates from historically marginalized and minoritized backgrounds, and STEM education in underserved communities.
    The cornerstone and foundation for her clinical and investigative training is an unwavering commitment to providing forums and creating innovative strategies that operationalize health equity and justice. Through strategic partnerships with national organizations and institutions at which she has trained, she has led the charge to construct health equity educational programming that has resulted in the department and institution-wide change in practices, implementation of new policies, and inspired educational directives at other pediatric residency programs nationwide.
    On a national level, Dr. Anderson serves as an ACGME Equity Matters fellow and an inaugural member of the bias and sensitivity review panel for the American Board of Pediatrics Certification Exam – ensuring that bias-laden test items are not included in the testing mechanisms used to certify pediatricians. Altogether, Dr. Anderson-Burnett’s academic career demonstrates a long-standing commitment to health equity, social justice, and operational excellence by incorporating these principles into clinical and scholastic frameworks.
    In this episode we talk about:
    Thinking about your career and leadership journey who or what may have been instrumental in that decision?
    What does a day as a women physician on the frontlines look like and what challenges do you face?
    With all the things that you've seen during the pandemic and had to deal with, how do you take care of yourself? What does self-care really look like for you at this point?
    Why is diversity in leadership vital to healthcare, as it pertains to having more women physicians and women physicians of color?
    What do you want people to know about this pandemic and how we can all move forward to a safer and healthy environment?
    What 3 tips would you give women physicians who may be dealing with some workplace challenges?
    If you’re ready to transition into a leadership role and need support during your career journey join us on Facebook www.leadingladiesincharge.com
    If you are a women physician leader and looking to join a group of high-performing leaders and up-level your career, join our Physicians Rising Up Leadership Circle Mastermind. Learn more here at www.physiciansrisingup.com 
    You can follow Dr. Sara Ann Anderson-Burnett at https://www.linkedin.com/in/drsarahannanderson/
     

    • 34 min

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