CMO, Lutheran Hospital
Fort Wayne, IN
What unique challenges might a diverse early- or mid-careerist face in advancing as a healthcare leader and planning their career?
Finding or developing a mentorship/sponsorship relationship that does not try to fit a square peg into a round hole is one of the greatest challenges diversity careerists face as they progress in their careers. Having a mentor who understands the unique challenges faced by diversity candidates and can help them come into their own is a process that usually occurs serendipitously and less frequently than it should through careful cultivation and actively managing up.