We are creating Permanente Women in Medicine now for several reasons:
Over the past year, our physicians (you!) have been at the forefront of the global pandemic, and we know it’s taken a toll. This is an opportunity for us to come together to, among other things, begin to heal.
Also, we want to acknowledge and address the continued and disproportionate challenges that women face in their personal and professional lives. For many of us, this pandemic has only heightened those experiences.
Finally, three of our seven Permanente executive medical directors are women, and two of those, Mary Wilson, MD, and Margaret Ferguson, MD, will be leaving their positions in 2021. We want to seize the moment to recognize the contributions of these remarkable leaders.