Directors and CEOs in our industry are more often male while those in direct care are more frequently female; in fact, the majority of the clinical workforce (50-70%) are female. At the same time in the last two decades the face of leadership has begun to change in the CEO role. This shift has left a gap for an organization to provide a place for unity for these leaders to balance the unique challenges that arise for women who are leaders in field of behavioral health. There have been several attempts to start such an organization with no avail until 2012. In 2012, the Women’s CEO Global Alliance was founded and the development began and it’s founding board was formed. Currently it’s members represent free standing and hospital based programs, which offer a full continuum of care from outpatient, partial hospitalization and inpatient rehabilitation regimes and acts the collective voice of Women CEOs in private alcoholism and drug dependency treatment programs throughout the U.S and is reaching out abroad. WCEOGA is taking on a stronger leadership role on behalf of treatment providers in areas such as treatment standards, education, research, and advocacy of legislative, regulatory and reimbursement positions supported by the field.
- 1 2017 Women’s CEO Roundtable Hershey, PA
- 2 2016 CEO Women’s Leadership Conference Pacific Grove, CA
- 3 2015 Women’s CEO Symposium New Orleans
- 4 2014 Women’s CEO Global Alliance Roundtable Denver