Liverpool's women lead the way


Liverpool is famed for many things but also has an array of hidden gems. One of these hidden gems is the fact that Liverpool City Region is home to a number of leading women steering successful organisations.

With International Women’s Day this month, with many highlighting progress and reflecting on the work still to be done, it seemed timely to showcase the ways in which Liverpool is leading the way and hopefully helping to inspire younger generations to believe in themselves and their ambitions...

When I first came to Liverpool, I was struck by the number of senior women leaders, notably in the NHS – 70% of NHS organisations in Liverpool have women Chief Executives! Nationally, around 43% of NHS CEOs are women so we are doing very well in Liverpool. Furthermore, the University of Liverpool’s Vice Chancellor, as well as their EPVC, are women. In recent years, the number of women appointed to the position of university vice- chancellor has increased, slightly, to 29%, though there is still a long way to go.

Liverpool is an ambitious and exciting place to be. We have excellent organisations, big and small, delivering in challenging circumstances as seen in the recent BBC Hospital series. It is a privilege to work alongside the men and women helping to strengthen the health economy of the region and positively impact the lives of many.

- LHP CEO, Dawn Lawson

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