From Helen Brooke Taussig, known as the founder of pediatric cardiology, to Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing, or Marie Curie, whose pioneering work in radiology not only earned her Nobel Prizes but also paved the way for advancements in diagnostic medicine, – women have always been shattering glass ceilings, making strides that inspire us all. So do they now. Countless healthcare professionals in all corners of the world dedicate their lives to shaping the modern landscape of healthcare, being a beacon of compassion, resilience, and innovation.
Despite these strides, women across the globe still face numerous challenges like gender disparities within healthcare organizations. According to the report “The State of Women and Leadership in Global Health” published in 2023 by the Women in Global Health, the female part of frontline healthcare workers takes 70%, but only 25% of them hold leadership positions. Women play a major role in healthcare, providing assistance to around 5 billion people, however, they still are excessively confined to fields considered to be traditionally female, such as nursing or midwifery.
Today we’re launching the 7th issue of our Women4Women magazine dedicated to the transformative power of women in healthcare. There, you’ll find sincere stories and experiences of more than 20 women from around the world, who has placed the care of people and society at the very core of their life’s work. By sharing these stories, we shed light on their tireless effort, challenges they’ve faced and the impact they’ve had, bridging the gap to the recognition they rightfully deserve. You’ll hear the voices of those fighting against diseases like TB and breast cancer, as well as those who are on the front line, providing humanitarian aid in war areas or territories damaged by inequality. They inspire and resonate with the shared commitment to a healthier, more compassionate world.
“We cannot think of a global health system that goes on and corrects its route autonomously: faced with the 40 million new jobs that will be necessary in the health sector by 2030, the talents and ideas of female human capital are resources to be safeguarded, enhanced and promoted. From the experiences of this Women4Women seventh issue rise courage, creativity, vision and competence. Today more than ever we need these women outside the mainstream to improve the experience of care, to innovate processes and solutions, in a word to inspire everyone’s well-being with their stories,”Luana Porfido, European Head of Corporate Communication and ESG Management FUJIFILM Europe GmbH.
Join us in celebrating the new Women4Women edition on November 23, in our new Exhibition Centre in Ratingen HQ, with a dedicated photo exhibition. In the first photo gallery, you can also explore impressive series of works ‘Sense of Wonder’, captured by the X-photographer Yuriko Nakao. Don’t miss the opportunity to discover the ordinary miracles of life through an unexpected lens, and see familiar things as something completely new and fascinating.
See you there!