Increasing Women in Healthcare Careers

Increasing Women in Healthcare Careers

Increasing Women in Healthcare Careers

September 6, 2018  |  Best Practice

1. Create curiosity about healthcare & STEM careers

It is essential to create awareness and a resource where girls could discover unique, meaningful career paths in the healthcare & life sciences industries.

2. Showcase successful role models & their stories

By showcasing successful women sciences, executives, and leaders, role models show girls that anything is possible with a scientific education. The successes and lessons learned shared by role models are extremely inspirational.

3. Support girls through mentorships

Mentorships help girls realize that a strong background in the sciences can be a stepping stone to a myriad of careers. Role models are women who work in fields as disparate as pharmaceuticals and politics.


The Science Runway. Mentoring & support for girls. Learn more below.

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The Science Runway is designed to inspire girls to pursue a career in STEM fields and the life sciences through sharing the life stories of women who successfully built careers in life sciences. We are focused on the collection and curation of exceptional stories of women succeeding in the life sciences.  We have screened over 500 women in top roles across the life sciences industry and selected a cohort of women to share their interviews on our interactive website: These women include Nobel Prize winner Carol Greider and Reshma Saujani, founder of Girls Who Code. Please visit to learn more.


Joseph Gaspero

CEO & Co-Founder of CHI

Akhila Satish, MBA, MS

Ambassador at CHI & CEO of the Science Runway

Joseph Gaspero is the CEO and Co-Founder of CHI. He is a healthcare executive, strategist, and researcher. He co-founded CHI in 2009 to be an independent, objective, and interdisciplinary research and education institute for healthcare. Joseph leads CHI’s research and education initiatives focusing on including patient-driven healthcare, patient engagement, clinical trials, drug pricing, and other pressing healthcare issues. He sets and executes CHI’s strategy, devises marketing tactics, leads fundraising efforts, and manages CHI’s Management team. Joseph is passionate and committed to making healthcare and our world a better place. His leadership stems from a wide array of experiences, including founding and operating several non-profit and for-profit organizations, serving in the U.S. Air Force in support of 2 foreign wars, and deriving expertise from time spent in industries such as healthcare, financial services, and marketing. Joseph’s skills include strategy, management, entrepreneurship, healthcare, clinical trials, diversity & inclusion, life sciences, research, marketing, and finance. He has lived in six countries, traveled to over 30 more, and speaks 3 languages, all which help him view business strategy through the prism of a global, interconnected 21st century. Joseph has a B.S. in Finance from the University of Illinois at Chicago. When he’s not immersed in his work at CHI, he spends his time snowboarding backcountry, skydiving, mountain biking, volunteering, engaging in MMA, and rock climbing.