Overcome barriers stopping women taking up leadership roles

Publication:  Health Service Journal
Reference:  27 October 2015

When thinking about women leaders, I am often reminded of Judith Shakespeare, the tragic fictional character created by Virginia Woolf in 1929.

In A Room of One’s Own, the author concluded that even if Judith had been as talented as William, she wouldn’t have been as successful because society treated women differently, preventing many female writers from achieving their potential.

A huge amount has changed since Judith was created, including in the health system.

Looking back on the NHS in 2015, will this year prove to be a turning point where women were able to achieve their potential?

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