How Women and Men Executives Perceive Healthcare Workplaces

Leslie A. Athey, Peter A. Kimball
2020 Journal of healthcare management  
Healthcare organizations that can attract and retain talented women executives have the advantage over their peers. In 2018, the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) conducted the sixth in a series of surveys of its members to compare the career attainments, attitudes, and workplace experiences of men and women healthcare executives. Data from the 2018 survey indicate that women healthcare executives with 5 to 20 years of experience in the field are significantly less likely than
more » ... less likely than their male peers to perceive their employers as gender-neutral regarding key employment factors such as hiring, promotion, evaluation, and compensation. Further, the results indicate there has been little to no improvement in many of these outcomes since ACHE began measuring these perceptions more than a decade ago. The perception that an employing organization is lacking in gender equity is also associated with lower overall satisfaction, engagement, and willingness to stay with the organization on the part of women executives.
doi:10.1097/jhm-d-20-00179 pmid:32925529 fatcat:gxnffmqrjzemtlhefdoegdkv2i