Gender & Power: A Conversation with Women from the Biden-Harris Transition COVID-19 Advisory Board

The COVID-19 pandemic has had an outsized impact on women and girls, especially women of color. It has also shown time and again, that when women lead, they can have enormously positive effects on the health and lives of all people. While inclusion of women in COVID-19 decision-making bodies globally has been sparse, the Biden-Harris Administration chose a different path when forming its Transition COVID-19 Advisory Board. The 16-member team consisted of a diverse group — of which seven were women and more than half people of color. This event will spotlight four women who served on the Transition COVID-19 Advisory Board. We will hear from them on why bringing a gendered and intersectional lens to the pandemic response is critical for progress, what this could look like in the U.S., and how their own identities and experiences have helped to shape their work on the Advisory Board and beyond.

Speakers served on the Biden-Harris Transition COVID-19 Advisory Board in their personal capacity.


Speaker Series

COVID-19 has demanded the world’s attention, tested the resilience of health systems, and exacerbated existing inequalities. As countries grapple with its long-term effects, ensuring women’s voices and perspectives are included in the response is an urgent priority to improve health outcomes. 

This virtual speaker series will explore the gender and power dynamics at play in this health emergency, offer a look into the challenges women face and outline immediate and long-term actions we can take to prioritize women’s leadership.

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PowerUp Workshop Africa

The WomenLift Health PowerUp Workshops are a series of leadership workshops that are free, open-to-the-public opportunities. The workshops will be hosted virtually on a quarterly basis and focus on building leadership skills and creating a community to energize mid-career women working in health. The topic and geographic focus will rotate with each event. Past workshops have focused on leadership building for women health professionals in India, and now we are excited to host our first workshop event focused on influence and resilience for women in Kenya, Rwanda, and Uganda.


PowerUp Workshop India

The WomenLift Health PowerUp Workshops are a series of leadership workshops that are free, open-to-the public opportunities. The workshops will be hosted virtually on a quarterly basis and focus on empowering mid-career women working in the health sector. The topic and geographic focus will rotate with each event. We are excited to kick off the workshop series with this event on authentic leadership for women health professionals in India.