International Women in Nursing (IWIN)
2023 IWIN Program
International Women in Nursing (IWIN) is the first career development program implemented by the Love Leadership Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that provides education and training to develop healthcare leaders who are more reflective of the diverse patients they serve, with the knowledge and power to address healthcare inequities within their workforce and community.
The purpose of this program, now in its second year, is to continue to educate and train diverse nurse leaders, regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, disability or veteran’s status, to assess and address inequities within the healthcare industry, as well as workforce. The Love Leadership Foundation uses a world class education and training model that incorporates essential learning opportunities to develop nurse executives who are experts in healthcare leadership.
“I have also incorporated the mentoring and networking
opportunities that led to my success and used them in the IWIN
program because no one should have to do this on their own,” said
Dr. Tiffany Love, founder of the Love Leadership Foundation. “My
guiding light comes from the simple words that my mentor, Dr. Julie
Silver, always said – ‘lead when no one else is’ – this has been my
call-to-action and what I tell my mentees.”
- Provide participants with the practical skills they need to succeed/achieve their vision.
- Provide participants the tools to complete their sustainable equity projects in order to bring measurable and improved outcomes to the organizations and communities they serve.
- The program begins July 10, 2023 and includes 18 monthly mentoring sessions with Dr. Love
- Harvard Medical School’s CME course, “Career Advancement and Leadership Skills for Women in
Healthcare,” November 2-4, 2023.
- Sigma Theta Tau International’s Biennial Convention, November 11-15, 2023.
- A diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) virtual workshop on July 10, 2023 taught by world class experts.
- Participants will learn how to drive meaningful change in their organizations to create an inclusive environment where all employees feel safe and a sense of belonging.
A program like this has never been more critical as a recent report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine indicates that the COVID-19 pandemic has negatively impacted the careers of women working in these academic fields, resulting in such things as isolation, limited access to mentors and fewer advancement opportunities. Additionally, compared to their male counterparts, women in healthcare have been the majority of front-line workers during the pandemic resulting in higher rates of COVID-19 infection and an unprecedented exodus of women from the medical workforce, according to the Give Her a Reason to Stay In Healthcare campaign.
Additionally, the Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action, an initiative of AARP Foundation, AARP and
the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, highlights why nurses need to be valued for their distinctive
knowledge and be trained for leadership roles to address health disparities and realize health equity.