Growth and Leadership Opportunity for Women in Electrophysiology (GLOWE) | Heart Rhythm Society

Growth and Leadership Opportunity for Women in Electrophysiology (GLOWE)

Growth and Leadership Opportunity for Women in Electrophysiology (GLOWE)

Program Description

Participants at the 2020 GLOWE EventResearch has shown that women face specific challenges in the medical professional environment. HRS’ Growth and Leadership Opportunity for Women in Electrophysiology (GLOWE) program addresses 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 leadership skills and personal influence as well as exploring strategies for goal development and advancement strategies.

GLOWE offers female electrophysiologists who have been in practice 0-5 years and fellows in their final year of EP training an opportunity to enhance 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 skills. The 2022-2023 GLOWE program will be led by Chair Jennifer N. Avari Silva, MD, FHRS, CEPS-P, and Andrea M. Russo, MD, FHRS. 

Program Eligibility & Committment

The GLOWE program is open to all HRS women members currently in their final year of EP fellowship OR up to 5 years into practice. 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 must attend all events. Please note that HRS does not cover all travel expenses. 

2022-2023 Class
  • April 29, 2022:  Reception at Heart Rhythm 2022 (travel expenses to meeting not covered by HRS)
  • June 24 – 25, 2022: Retreat in Washington, D.C. (all expenses covered by HRS)
  • September 7 – 8, 2022: Half-day Meeting at HRX in San Diego, CA (expenses not covered by HRS)
  • November 2022: Webinar 
  • January 2023: Webinar 
  • May 2023: Reception at Heart Rhythm 2023 (travel expenses to meeting not covered by HRS)


Successful candidates have the potential and desire to invest time and energy into developing their leadership skills. The program will require an investment from the individual and support from their organization. Only applicants who are available to attend each in-person and virtual event will be considered. The GLOWE Chair and Vice-Chair will review all eligible candidates and select up to 20 participants. Letters of recommendation can be sent to and must be received by the application deadline.

The application deadline is February 20, 2022. All applicants will be notified of their application status by March 18, 2022

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