Women Leaders in Health

WomenLift Health Global Conference 2024
Over 1000 leaders from over 40 countries from across the globe brought their unique experiences, insights, and aspirations to the table during the conference at the vibrant heart of the United Republic of Tanzania.
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Strengthening Women's Leadership in Global Health
WomenLift Health (WLH) conducted a comprehensive stakeholder analysis with local partners in West Africa (Nigeria), East Africa (Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda), South Asia (India), as well as North America and Europe.
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2025 North America Leadership Journey Application is Now Live
Apply By: Wednesday, July 31, 2024 at 11:59 pm ET
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Inaugural 2024 Women Leadership in STEM Cohort
Grand Challenges India, the Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council (BIRAC), a Government of India enterprise, and WomenLift Health have selected 20 mid-career women scientists to participate in the inaugural 2024 cohort of Women Leadership in STEM (WLS), a part-time leadership development program to enhance the power and influence of women working in STEM fields in India.
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Elevating exceptional women to become world health leaders
“I am delighted to share WomenLift Health’s strategy. Our goal is to re-imagine leadership to include talented leaders who are women with diverse identities, so their expertise, experiences, and leadership styles contribute to improved health for all." - Amie Batson, President, WomenLift Health
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Our Impact

Investing in Women Leaders


Current cohort members




Scheduled & future hubs

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WomenLift Health Global Conference Podcast Series

In collaboration with “WhyLead?”, our podcast series, hosted by Ben Owden, offers in-depth discussions with influential women and male allies from diverse fields, inviting you to join us for captivating conversations, thought-provoking insights, and innovative perspectives on leadership in our ever-evolving world!

#WLHGC2024 Opening Ceremony

Over 1000 leaders from over 40 countries from across the globe brought their unique experiences, insights, and aspirations to the table. The energy was evident, the connections were powerful, and the impact was undeniable.

The Leadership Journey

WomenLift Health believes that global health challenges will not be solved unless talented women have a seat at the table. The Leadership Journey is designed to give talented women leaders the tools – confidence, networks, understanding of barriers – along with peer, mentor and coach support, to successfully use their voice, expertise and leadership skills for health impact. To us, success is not exclusively defined by a title or a salary increase, but by expanding the power and influence of talented women in global health.

Explore more about our Regional Hubs

Meet the talented women leaders who are part of our current cohort and alumnae community.
The inaugural India Cohort of the Leadership Journey has launched with 30 women leaders.
Meet the 30 women leaders selected to participate in the inaugural East Africa Leadership Journey Cohort.

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Partners & Collaborators

We firmly believe that collaboration is the cornerstone of success, and we take immense pride in joining forces with industry leaders who share our vision and values. Together, we will shape a brighter future for global health leadership.

Global Advisory Board

WomenLift Health’s Global Advisory Board is comprised of 22 members selected for their recognized leadership, vision, integrity and expertise.

Amie Batson

Amie Batson is Executive Director of WomenLift Health,

Anita Zaidi President of Gender Equality Division, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Anita Zaidi

Anita Zaidi is the president of the foundation’s

Paurvi Bhatt

Paurvi Bhatt

Paurvi Bhatt is the President and Chief Impact

Sia Nowrojee

2020 Leadership Journey Project: Every Ending is a

Zainab Samad

Zainab Samad

Dr. Samad graduated from the Aga Khan University