About This Event:

The COVID-19 pandemic has disproportionately impacted women of color by exacerbating gender and racial disparities in medical healthcare systems that have led to disastrous effects on Black communities, especially Black women. To learn more about healthcare inequalities that impact Black women, join WOMEN’S WAY for a powerful panel discussion addressing healthcare challenges that exist and the urgent needs of Black women. This is an online event on February 17, 2021 from 4-5:30 PM EST.

The panel discussion will be moderated by Dr. Sarita Sonalkar, Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Pennsylvania and will feature industry leaders coming together to address these key issues from policy, practitioner and lived experience perspectives.

Panelist Include:

Marianne A. Fray, MBA, CAE, IOM: Chief Executive Officer with Maternity Care Coalition (MCC)

Dr. Jennifer Prah Ruger: Founder/Director of Health Equity and Policy Lab (HEPL)

Dr. Jade Shorter: Clinical Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Stanford University

Felicia Harris: Principal of HiTouch Enterprises

*This event was sponsored by Permit Capital and the Philadelphia Commission for Women, and Penn Medicine.