Gender Equity
x Health Equity

GHC trains and mobilizes a network of health equity leaders, 70% of whom are women, to rise as leaders and advance systems change at the intersection of health and gender equity. 

Global health inequities disproportionately impact women. It’s time to close the gender gap in global health leadership.


of the global health workforce is female.


of top leadership roles in global health are held by women.


of top leadership roles in global health are held by women from low- and middle-income countries.

It will take an estimated 54 years to reach gender parity in senior management roles in global health – without COVID-19’s impact. Global Health Corps is investing in women leaders in the sector and amplifying the movement to close this gap.

GHC Invests in Women Leaders
to Enact a Power Shift

We train, mobilize, and build a network of health equity leaders to grow individually, thrive in community, and promote gender equity within their workplaces and at the level of programs and policies.


of GHC’s 1,150+ alumni are women.


are in mid- to senior- level positions.

GHC programming aims to advance women's overall representation and influence in health through:

Senior executive leadership training in negotiation, finance, and more through a partnership with TheBoardRoom Africa

Board Development Training with the Issroff Family Foundation.

Peer-coach training and Advisor Program to foster networking, coaching, and mentorship around leadership and professional challenges.

McKinsey Academy Leadership and Management Courses, including courses on fostering gender-inclusive leadership in the workplace.

Writing to Change the World training sessions in partnership with The OpEd Project.

Advocacy and coalition building training sessions in partnership with Advocacy Accelerator.

Through their work on service delivery, behavior change initiatives, research, supply chain, advocacy and more, GHC leaders are advancing equity at the intersection of health and gender:

Protecting the Right to Choose During a Once-in-a-Century Pandemic

This is part two of a series on sexual and reproductive health access during COVID-19, featuring an interview with Ugandan pro-choice activist and GHC alumna, Dinnah Nabwire. 

Two Eyed Seeing: Decolonizing Methodologies for Reproductive Justice

This is a co-authored piece by GHC alumni Sagaree Jain and Victoria Watson (who is now the Executive Director of International Youth Family Planning Alliance (IYAFP)) and Victoria’s colleague Michalina Drejza, IYAFP’s Director of Research and Development.

Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights in the Global Gag Rule Era

In January 2017, the Global Gag Rule (GGR) was signed into law through an Executive Order by U.S. President Donald Trump.

Koi Koi Stories’ Team: Making Childbirth Safer in Uganda

Since 2017, GHC has partnered with the nonprofit organization D-Prize to support teams of GHC alumni to pilot scaleable health interventions.

Biased Data: COVID-19 Isn’t Gender Neutral

As people around the world face the adverse effects of COVID-19, academic institutions and governments are turning to data to track the scope of the crisis.

Addressing Young People’s Sexual and Reproductive Health Needs Amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic

The global COVID-19 pandemic is changing our lives and lifestyles in countless ways. Governments and non-government actors alike are rethinking programs, processes, and policies across all areas of work.

Learn more about GHC's approach to
leadership development: