Top 5 reasons to attend
- Hear from healthcare’s leading executives on their professional and personal struggles and how they were able to rise to the top. Ask real questions during our panel and continue the conversation with top level healthcare leaders over our interactive lunch.
- Expand your professional community with hundreds of women in the healthcare industry during our dedicated networking and evening gala.
- Choose your track of interest, professional development or healthcare education, that meets your career needs and leave with practical and informational take aways to apply to your profession.
- Understand how to bring the best value and leadership skills back to your organization from executive coaches and experts.
- Celebrate and support your fellow women in the healthcare industry through our awards ceremony and summit programs.
The WIH LeadHERship Summit is geared towards those in administration, operations and facilities and those interested in management and leadership positions in healthcare. Our summit is developed for professional women in the healthcare industry from students to executives interested in professional development, education and the excellence of women in the professional environment. The organization represents women from across the US and Canada and we proud to see a diverse group of women represented at the summit.
Join Women in Healthcare for the 5th Annual LeadHERship Summit, now bigger than ever. Expand your healthcare community with women from across the organization in the US and Canada. Hosted by the national organization, all chapters come together for this full day of networking, education, growth and mentorship. This event will feature women from the healthcare industry who have excelled in their careers through adversity and with sponsorship. Thought-provoking panel discussions and break out sessions will allow the audience to look within themselves to be the change that promotes women in leadership and challenges the individual to eliminate boundaries put on their professional growth.
Travel & Accommodations
Privacy Room for New Mothers
The hotel will offer our guests a private hotel guestroom near the main lobby as an area designated for all-day, accessible use for new mothers.
Price to increase on July 10th
Members In Person
Non-Members In Person
Student Member In Person
Student Non-Members In Person
Board Member In Person
Student Member Virtual
Student Non-Members Virtual
Board Member Virtual
Day 1 – Oct 20th
6:00-8:00pm Opening Reception & Networking
Day 2 – Oct 21st
|7:00-8:30am||Registration, In-Person Networking & Breakfast|
|8:30-9:30am||Opening Remarks & Keynote|
|9:45-11:45am||Leadership in Healthcare Panel|
|11:45-12:15pm||In Person Networking and Lunch|
|1:00-1:45pm||In Person Professional Headshots|
2:00-3:00pm Tracks 1A and 1B
3:15-4:15pm Tracks 2A and 2B
4:15-4:30pm Closing Remarks
Post summit drinks
The WIH Maryland Chapter has arranged for conference attendees to meet at Guinness on Thursday at 5pm. Registration is request for an accurate count.
Meet Our Speakers
Airica Steed Ed.D, MBA, RN, CSSMBB, FACHE, IASSC
Lindsey Brackett CHC
Dawn Morton-Rias Ed.D, PA-C
Cathleen A. Wheatley DNP, RN, CENP
Lenetra King FACHE
Barbara Wadsworth DNP, RN, FAAN
JoAnne Scalise, MS-Patient Safety Leadership, RN
Exhibit or Sponsor
Women in Healthcare’s Summit attracts hundreds of women from across the US and Canada. With over 90+ organizations represented the summit brings together perspectives from all companies and systems in healthcare. With an attendee mix of women that 63% are Director level and above, these women are leaders in their field, key decision makers and influencers. Sponsors not only gain organization recognition, expand their network, engage with top and engage with top level c suites, but also gain the opportunity of professional development and education.
Meet the incredible women who make the summit happen. Summit planning takes a team of talented and dedicated women who volunteer their time.
MD Chapter Volunteer
Central Virginia Summit Volunteer
MD Summit Volunteer
DC Summit Volunteer
Current COVID Protocols
August 12, 2021 Update
Due to the increased risk and spread of COVID 19, Women in Healthcare has increased safety protocols as of August 12, 2021 for the upcoming Summit. These protocols may be lifted should the risk of the virus be subdue as we approach the event. It is our commitment to maintain clear and timely communication. Our top priority is the safety of our Women in Healthcare community.
Women In Healthcare is facilitating measures that seek to ensure optimal health and sanitary conditions in all environments where in-person interactions take place during the 2021 Women In Healthcare leadHERship Summit. To assist in ensuring the safety of all attendees and exhibitors, WIH will be requiring all attendees and exhibit booth personnel to attest that they have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to Summit entry or received a negative COVID-19 diagnostic test within 72-hours before entry to the facility and provide proof of negative result prior to entering the Summit. Proof of vaccination can be your physical vaccine card and/or a photo of the card, along with a matching photo ID. Upon arrival attendees will present these documents, and will be required to sign a COVID waiver that ensures they have not exhibited any COVID symptoms or been exposed to the virus to the best of their knowledge. Hotel protocol current dictates that all staff wear masks. The usage of masks can be at the discretion of any vaccinated person.
Attendees, staff, exhibitors, exhibitor appointed contractors, vendors and volunteers should stay home if they have tested positive for COVID-19, are waiting for their COVID-19 test results, have COVID-19 symptoms, or if they have been in close contact with a person who has tested positive for or who has symptoms of COVID-19. If you cannot or choose not to comply with the Women In Healthcare leadHERship Summit 2021 onsite Health and Safety requirements, we encourage you to explore our Summit Virtual Experience. The 2021 Summit will include digital content and programming and is a unique extension of WIH taking place on a best-in-class digital platform, where you can access content tailored for online experiences with the convenience you need. WIH is working with the State of Maryland, Anne Arundel County and Marriott and will follow or exceed all recommended Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) safety protocols and will comply with all federal, state and city regulations. We will continue to closely monitor all guidelines and regulations and will update these safety protocols as appropriate.