Leadership Lessons: Breaking the Glass Health Care Ceiling – Feb 8

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  • February 8, 2019
    3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The Association of Women in International Trade (WIIT) invites you to our latest Leadership Development Series on Women Leaders in Global Health Policy.   Kimberly Russo, CEO of George Washington University (GWU) hospital, and GW’s FIRST female CEO in their 150 year history, will share experiences on leadership development, managing up in your career and how she brings her skills to having GW lead on global health innovation.   From policy to practice, join us for this insightful discussion on women leading change.



Kimberly Russo
Chief Executive Officer, GWU Hospital

Kimberly Russo, MBA, MS, is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at the George Washington University Hospital (GW Hospital). Before being named CEO in May 2016, Russo served as Chief Operating Officer at GW Hospital since 2009. In addition, she held positions as an Associate Administrator and as the Executive Director of Rehabilitation Services. Prior to moving into leadership, Russo began her healthcare career at the bedside as a Speech- Language Pathologist.

Russo has more than 20 years of clinical and operational healthcare experience. She was recognized as one of The Washington Business Journal’s 2016 “Playmakers,” a list of business leaders who made an impact on the DC area in 2016. The Washington Business Journal also named her an honoree of “Women Who Mean Business” in 2010. In addition, in 2010, she was recognized as an “Up and Comer Under 40” by Modern Healthcare and Becker’s Hospital Review.

Russo holds a Master’s of Business Administration from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln; a Master’s of Science in Speech-Language Pathology from Rush University in Chicago, Illinois; and a Bachelor of Science in Speech- Language Pathology and Audiology from Illinois State University.


This interactive roundtable will be followed by a networking reception


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