Gender Inequities in Global Health Leadership


  • Serena Tejpar University of Toronto


An increasing number of studies show that gender-diverse teams are more innovative, productive, and better equipped to make advancements in their fields. Despite this, women continue to be underrepresented in global health leadership positions worldwide. Women make up over 75 percent of the global health workforce yet continue to face traditional gender norms and numerous systemic barriers that prevent them from moving up the leadership ladder. This concept paper discusses these barriers to obtaining leadership positions in order to address the gender imbalances that continue to exist today. Among the growing literature in the field, this paper aims to inform staffing processes, redesign institutional policies, and improve global health organizations to reduce the inequities that women face in global health leadership roles.




How to Cite

Tejpar, S. (2022). Gender Inequities in Global Health Leadership. Global Health: Annual Review, 1(7). Retrieved from