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Highlights from inaugural Women Leaders in Global Health conference

The first Women Leaders in Global Health conference brought together more than 400 leaders from 68 countries to discuss how to achieve gender equity.

The year 2017 has been marked by a growing global movement advocating for policies to advance gender equity and human rights. The movement has rippled across Stanford with individuals and organizations mobilizing efforts to celebrate and support women in science, medicine and global health.

In October, for example, Stanford Global Health hosted the inaugural Women Leaders in Global Health conference. The two-day event brought together more than 400 leaders from 68 countries and 250 organizations to discuss how to achieve gender equity in global health leadership. The discussion brought visibility to current gaps and barriers that hold women back and outlined tangible actions for achieving a new vision for leadership in the field.

Momentum for the women in global health movement is continuing to build. The Lancet recently issued a call for papers for a special theme issue on women in science, medicine and global health; and plans are already in place for next year's conference, which will be held at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

Tune in to the conference video above to hear from some of the women leaders advocating for change; a video archive of recorded sessions is also available on the conference website.

Previously: Stanford conference outlines new vision for global health leadership and Women leadership in global health benefits everyone, conference goers are reminded

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