Investing in the Power of Nurse Leadership: What Will It Take?

Photo courtesy of Nursing Now

Photo courtesy of Nursing Now

June 06, 2019 06:30am to 08:00am PDT
Vancouver Convention Centre, Room 116-117
999 Canada Place
Vancouver, BC V6C 3C1
IntraHealth International
Nursing Now
Johnson & Johnson

Join IntraHealth International, Nursing Now, and Johnson & Johnson as we launch a new report—Investing in the Power of Nurse Leadership: What Will it Take?—at a side event during Women Deliver 2019 in Vancouver.

Women comprise the majority of the health workforce globally yet hold only 25% of health system leadership roles. Addressing gender-related barriers to leadership is critical to achieving universal health coverage and women’s economic empowerment. The World Health Organization has designated 2020 as the Year of the Nurse and Midwife and is leading a new report on the State of the World’s Nursing. It’s essential that the direct voices and perspectives of nurses on issues of leadership inform the global agenda. Reports will be available at the event. 

Breakfast, coffee, and tea will be served. Formal program begins at 6:40 AM.


  • Edna Adan, activist and former Minister of Foreign Affairs for Somaliland
  • Barbara Stilwell, executive director, Nursing Now
  • Constance Newman, senior team leader, gender equality and health, IntraHealth International
  • Raj Kumar (moderator), founding president and editor-in-chief, Devex
  • Jonathan (Nathan) Monis, nurse and Women Deliver Young Leader
  • Roopa Dhatt, executive director, Women in Global Health
  • Pamela Cipriano, first vice president of the International Council of Nurses
  • Michelle McIsaac, Economist, Health Workforce, World Health Organization
  • Sheila Tlou, cochair of Nursing Now and former Minister of Health of Botswana

Learn more about IntraHealth's other participation at Women Deliver here.