Roopa Dhatt

Women make up the majority of health professionals worldwide, but only 25% of leadership roles go to women. This imbalance is what Roopa Dhatt and her three co-founders set out to correct when they founded Women in Global Health in 2015. Writing in the Lancet, Roopa Dhatt argues that the imperative is not only a moral one: women in leadership roles are more attentive to women’s health issues than male leaders, underscoring the need for gender parity in this field.

Since its foundation Women in Global Health, an organization staffed entirely by volunteers, has expanded to become a global movement, with chapters in four continents and more than 21.000 followers in 90+ countries.