Expanding the power and influence of talented women in global health

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.

The Leadership Journey is a fully-funded and year-long experience for mid-career women leaders.

Elements of the Journey

Participants engage in learning, mentoring, and coaching sessions, as well as immersive residencies and a self-directed leadership project.

01 Build Confidence 1

Meet the Cohorts

06 Mentor Relationshop 1

Mentors & Coaches

03 Improve Exec Presence 1

Apply for the 2022 U.S. Journey


Mid-Career Women Leaders

While we support all women, we focus on mid- to senior-level career women who are on track to become top-level decision makers in health practice, policy and research for two reasons:

  • Many women rise within organizations without meaningful opportunities for leadership skill enhancements, including targeted feedback, coaching, mentorship and robust peer networks.
  • At this stage of their career, women face the toughest bottlenecks and are at high risk of opting off or being pushed off the leadership path.
key considerations

Contextualized Learnings

WomenLift Health contextualizes the content of the Leadership Journey to be relevant to women leaders in different cultures and countries. Based on our discoveries, we developed a set of key considerations and infused them into our Leadership Journey curriculum. To further ensure that the experience and learnings remain meaningful, we apply a human-centered design approach where alumni help evolve the design of the Journey by contributing feedback about and evaluating their experience.


Global Reach

WomenLift Health’s inaugural U.S. cohort launched in February 2020, and it will be followed by a new U.S.-based cohort each year. In 2022, we’ll be offering our Leadership Journey to women leaders in India and East Africa and adding new geographies each year after that.

Phases of the Leadership Journey

Our aim is to create a network of talented women leaders and provide them
with a safe space for independent and collaborative learning to deepen and
elevate their leadership impact.