Growth and Leadership Opportunity for Women in Electrophysiology (GLOWE)

Program Description

Research has shown that women face specific challenges in the medical professional environment. HRS’ new Growth and Leadership Opportunity for Women in Electrophysiology (GLOWE) program will address women’s opportunities and challenges within the context of an EP career, and will help participants put effective, collaborative methods of leadership to work within HRS and their organizations. Participants will focus on developing their own leadership skills and personal influence as well as exploring strategies for goal development and advancement strategies.

This 12-month program offers female electrophysiologists who have been in practice 0-5 years an opportunity to enhance and energize their leadership and career development skills through education, coaching and building professional networks. The purpose of GLOWE is to provide the knowledge and skills needed to enhance the path to leadership within HRS and academic or private practice medicine. Topics covered will include strategic communication skills, negotiation practices, management issues, and conflict resolution/mediation skills. GLOWE will be led by Chair Ulrika Maria Birgersdotter-Green, MD, FHRS and Vice Chair Jennifer N. Avari Silva, MD, FHRS, CEPS-P.

Program Eligibility & Commitment

GLOWE, open to all HRS women members who are 0-5 years into practice, represents an investment by the Society in the development of our young female members. There are a maximum of 20 slots for participants who are identified with the potential to move into leadership positions within their practice setting or HRS.

The 12-month program will require a commitment of time and energy. The program includes webinars, face-to-face networking opportunities and educational sessions. The GLOWE program consists of the following activities and participants will be expected to attend all events.

2020 Inaugural Class

May 5th, 2020 Networking Reception at HRS Scientific Sessions (travel expenses not covered by HRS)
June 12th – 13th 2020  Retreat at HRS in Washington DC (all expenses covered)
September 2020 GLOWE Webinar
November 14th, 2020 Half-day Meeting at AHA in Dallas, Texas (expenses not covered)
February or March 2021 GLOWE Webinar
May 2021 Networking Reception at Scientific Sessions (2020 and 2021 classes – travel expenses not covered)

Nomination Process

Candidates are nominated by current HRS members. Self-nominations are also accepted. Successful candidates are young women EP members who have the potential and desire to commit time and energy into developing their own leadership skills. The program will require both an investment from the individual and support from their organization. Program participants will be selected via a nominations process.The GLOWE Chair and Vice Chair will review the candidates and select up to 20 participants each year.

Nominations are due on Friday, February 7th, 2020 and notification letters will be sent to all applicants by March 13th, 2020.

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Please complete the attached nomination forms and email them to to submit a nomination.