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

Growth and Leadership Opportunity for Women in Electrophysiology (GLOWE)

Program Description

Growth and Leadership Opportunity for Women in Electrophysiology (GLOWE) 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.

GLOWE 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. We would like to thank Biosense Webster for their generous support of the GLOWE program. 

Inaugural Class

Participants have been selected for the inaugural class. Due to COVID, the 2020-2021 program has been delayed and will now conclude in May 2022. 

Future Applications 

Applications for the 2022-2023 class will open in Fall 2021. 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 nomination process. The GLOWE Chair and Vice-Chair will review the candidates and select up to 20 participants each year.

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Supported by Biosense Webster