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PWH® is built upon a strong history of women leaders in the healthcare supply chain industry who continue to create a platform for progressive leadership and mentoring for the next generation.

Empowering Women to Lead and Succeed

PWH Volunteerism Value Proposition

Value Proposition - for Women and for Healthcare Companies

PWH® for...the Woman in Healthcare

Volunteering with
PWH® provides a way for women to connect with other women in healthcare, joining a community of peers and one of the ONLY women's organizations in the industry.
PWH® volunteers:
  • Network with female industry counterparts and connect with peers regionally and nationally on a regular basis.
    • Invest in leadership skills1 and enhance practical skills through pro bono committee work - ranging from marketing, strategic planning and partnership development.
    • Develop life-long friendships that extend beyond the workplace.
    • Support future women in healthcare by contributing to the sustainability of PWH's mission and goals.
    • Attend industry events, and see friends around the room...

PWH® for...the Healthcare Company

PWH® - which provides a unique and focused channel for women to achieve both personal and professional satisfaction through pro bono work within the healthcare industry - will enhance corporate opportunities and increase employee loyalty and morale.

PWH® will:
  • Increase access to valuable talent pool of a growing number of women in healthcare.
    • Enable female employees to gain skills that support and enhance their ability to perform on the job.
    • Employees engaged in pro bono service are three times more likely to get work related skill development than traditional volunteers.2
    • Increase employee loyalty
    • 62% of Gen Y volunteers would prefer to work for a company that provides opportunities to apply their skills to benefit nonprofits.3
  • Increase professional opportunities and collaborate with partners in the industry through members' expanded individual social networks.
    • 88% of employee volunteers report volunteering provides networking opportunities4.

1. "41% of employers said they considered volunteer work as important as paid work, and 20% said they had made a hiring decision based on volunteer work"
2. Source: True Impact
3. Source: Deloitte
4. Source: United Healthcare

Join a Committee!

Mentoring Committee 

The mentoring committee is responsible for creating individual and group mentoring opportunities to our members.  Committee members on the mentoring team will learn how to develop talent, make connections, and provide multi-media mentoring content. Contact Khaki Weber for more information.

Membership Committee 

The Membership Committee role is to engage and retain our PWH® members by providing them with the tools they need to get the most out of their membership.  Joining the committee provides volunteers the opportunity to network with members and other women from different parts of the industry.  The volunteer opportunities allow PWH® members to present to and connect with potential customers, acquire new skills and Laura Reline about the various dynamic companies in the industry.  Contact Jessica Wells for more information.

Corporate Partners Committee 

The Corporate Partnership Committee has the important responsibility of maintaining and growing our company partners and event sponsorships.  The funding provided by these companies is what keeps our organization running; as well as our educational, regional and networking events possible.  The women on our committee are able to learn and grow in the following areas: account management, sales, fundraising and public relations.  Relationship building, cross functional teamwork and self-confidence are the skills most utilized by our team.  Contact Laura Reline for more information.

Professional Development Committee 

The Professional Development Committee is a powerful committee, providing support in developing member's growth, engagement, and connections.  There are multiple opportunities to expand your experience, grow your skills, and boost your self-confidence.  Your personal brand is vitally important to your professional growth, you'll gain exposure and skill sets to build your own brand.  This committee works cross functionally with all the other committees specializing in the development of tools and curriculum for members and other committees to utilize.  Volunteer opportunities on the PDC include: Blog/Content Development, Distance Learning, Contact Tania Steinbruegge for more information.

Strategic Oversight Committee 

The Strategic Oversight Committee ensures sustainability of the PWH® organization (financial, membership, infrastructure, organizational).  The committee is responsible for reviewing and recommending new initiatives, including analyzing new program feasibility and strategic alliances to grow the organization and increase member value.  Volunteering on the SOC committee provides members the chance to advance their strategic agility and improve their business acumen.  Contact Sue Hulsmeyer for more information.

For More Information, please contact Michelle Rydberg, Executive Director

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