May Global Health Tuesday to focus on women global health leaders

Watch the full recording of our recent Global Health Tuesday: Women. Leadership and Global Health here on our Youtube channel. 

Join the UW-Madison Global Health Institute (GHI) for this month’s Global Health Tuesday: Women, Leadership and Global Health on May 9, 9:00-10:00 a.m. CDT (Note special time). Moderated by 4W Women and Wellbeing Initiative Director Lori DiPrete Brown, GHI convenes a panel of local and global women leaders across the field of global health to share their professional work, personal anecdotes and lessons learned. This webinar will be held virtually over Zoom, and we invite all — no matter your global health background — to join us.

Register here.

Meet the Moderator:

Lori DiPrete Brown, MTS, MPH, Distinguished Teaching Faculty and Director, Global Health and Human Ecology, and Director, 4W Women and Wellbeing Initiative. DiPrete Brown focuses her scholarship on global health, particularly the health and well-being of women and children in highly vulnerable situations around the world. She teaches in the Department of Civil Society and Community Studies at the School of Human Ecology and is affiliated with the School of Medicine and Public Health. She is the Director for Global Health and Human Ecology and distinguished teaching faculty in the School of Human Ecology. She served as a GHI Associate Director from 2011-2022, where she was an architect of UW-Madison’s global health education programs and has developed and facilitated internships and service-learning programs in local settings and around the world. DiPrete Brown is the lead author and editor of Foundations for Global Health Practice, a text that articulates a broad vision of global health that goes beyond health care systems, to include topics such as human rights, global mental health, water and sanitation, food systems, climate change and urban health. She is also the founding Director of the campus-wide 4W Women and Well-being Initiative, which has catalyzed a range of innovative programs that address gender-based inequality and injustice. DiPrete Brown holds degrees from Yale College, the Harvard School of Public Health, and the Harvard Divinity School. Her teaching and service inform writing and speaking about global health, gender equity, civil society, and social change.DiPrete Brown holds degrees from Yale College, the Harvard School of Public Health, and the Harvard Divinity School. Her teaching and service inform writing and speaking about global health, gender equity, civil society, and social change.

Meet the Panel:

Mrs. Suchitra Ella, Managing Director of Bharat Biotech, and Chairperson of CII – Southern Region and Indian Women Network. Ella is the Managing Director of Bharat Biotech, which she co-founded with Dr. Ella in 1996. With experience in customer operations, finance, marketing and business development, Ella is a strong pillar of support and guidance at Bharat, overseeing a wide range of operations in the company. She is also the Chairperson of CII – Southern Region and Indian Women Network. She serves on the Boards of ISB Well Wisher’s Trust and United Way Hyderabad — an International Charity Partner focused on social empowerment in local communities with focus on livelihoods, health and education. Ella strongly believes in corporate citizenship and social responsibility and spearheads the CSR initiatives of the company. Ella holds a BA in Economics and Social Sciences from the University of Madras, as well as a diploma in business development from UWCU—Madison, a diploma in real estate management from University of South Carolina and post-graduate diploma in patent law from NALSAR—Hyderabad. A link to Mrs. Suchitra Ella’s slides may be found here.

Jessica Price, PhD, MA, Sustainability and Resilience Manager, City of Madison. A graduate of the Nelson Institute Conservation Biology and Sustainable Development (CBSD) MS program and the Environment and Resources PhD program, Price serves as serve as the City’s Sustainability & Resilience Manager. Price most recently worked as the New York Renewable Energy Strategy Lead for The Nature Conservancy, where she worked on issues related to renewable energy, climate adaptation, equity in sustainability and community engagement. She has also worked as a science writer in Chicago and received Masters and Doctorate degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Jessica Price’s slides may be found here.

Selamawit Zewdie, PhD, Sustainability Organizational Psychologist, Alamo Navajo Health Center. As a psychology student at UW-Madison, Zewdie was an Undergraduate Research Scholar and a McNair Scholar. She went on to study Industrial/Organizational Psychology for her Master’s degree and interned as a Leadership Researcher at Korn Ferry International developing leadership psychometric assessments. Following that, Zewdie came back to UW-Madison to study Sustainability as it applies to Organizational Psychology for her PhD at the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies. Selamawit Zewdie’s slides may be found here.