I was fortunate to hear Tammy Hughes speak at a Kaiser Permanente Women in Medicine symposium for women in leadership. She spoke about the different lenses worn by men and women, the ingrained differences in behavior and feedback that differ by gender, and the implications this has in working together successfully. That 1 woman acting like a man is not diversity. That 2 women in a board room full of men are unlikely to sit near each other and collaborate, it takes 3. What pearls she dropped, over and over and over again. When I bragged about the experience on social media, many accomplished women shared that they had been fortunate enough to hear Tammy and Pat Heim speak, and that they were inspired by their teaching. I have heard many talks for women in leadership, and this was the cream of the crop for me.
THE HEIM GROUP: Gender Experts
Jennifer Weiss, MD
Assistant Chief Los Angeles Medical Center, Kaiser Permanente
Chair of the Communications Cabinet, American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons