As the pandemic impacts women in healthcare, we held a #GiveHerAReasonToStay panel at @unmc @NebraskaMed.

Chancellor @jeffreypgold, "I would love to become the most inclusive organization for women. We need to redouble our efforts to listen, respond and then act."

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Dr. @AllisonGrennan, "The pandemic has worsened the cognitive load for women. Now, we have to worry about whether we can go to work and keep our children safe."

Her tip: Leaders, look at meeting times vs. caregiving duties: "If the meeting is 6 am, I can't be there."

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Dr. @RUBraveEnough, "Since the pandemic, I have had 200 personal conversations with women physicians who've said, 'I don't know if I can do this anymore.'"

Her tip: "Every woman who talks to you about work/life conflicts represents 10 more. See it as an opportunity."

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Dr. @ShirleyDelair, "The pandemic has especially disrupted careers for women with intersectional identities. For example, I help support my extended family."

Her tip for leaders, "Employers need to expand childcare access that flexes to meet needs for working parents."

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Sr. Vice Chancellor @DeleDaviesMD: Advice for deans and directors:

"Ask yourself 5 questions to ensure you are being inclusive in your college, your department, etc. When I was a department chair in pediatrics, I had the most diverse unit in the college."

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Dr. Keith Allen @unmc_mmi: "I recently hosted listening sessions for my team and it has been both powerful and humbling. Now that I'm an empty nester, I realized that I forgot how hard it is to have children at home. It was a wake up call to really listen to be an ally."

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Heidi Husk, HR leader, on investing in caregiving: "We have a vision for a @NebraskaMed @unmc combined childcare center for Project NeXT which will offer sick care, extended hours, drop in care for when childcare falls through. It will truly be state of the art."

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We closed with Director of Equity, @DrBrandyClarke, talking to Chancellor @jeffreypgold, about the future of work.

Dr. Gold: "The underlying principle for the workplace of the future is flexibility."

#GiveHerAReasonToStay is a call to value women at @unmc @NebraskaMed!

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A huge thanks to our speakers, planning committee, PR team and sponsoring organizations! 🙏🙏🙏

Shout out to @JulieSilverMD @AMWADoctors @ELAMProgram for their national leadership in gender equity.

Everything is possible with a dedicated team.

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