A fundamental principle of effectively implementing change is to first acknowledge current realities. For diverse healthcare professionals, embracing career realities requires recognition of both challenges and opportunities resulting from their social identity in the workplace. Leslye Steptoe, PhD, describes how she leveraged her experience and social identity into a new career opportunity.
Realities and Challenges
Acknowledge: It Is What It Is
Know the Challenges
One healthcare executive career needs study identified several areas of particular challenge for racially/ethnically diverse healthcare professionals: “Minority Career Challenges.” One way to stay abreast of current realities is through articles covering diversity and inclusion in the healthcare workplace and marketplace.