Using Your Voice Effectively
Meet Our Guest:
Catherine A. Jacobson, FHFMA, CPA serves as president and CEO of Froedtert Health, a regional health care system based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Jacobson joined Froedtert Health in 2010 as executive vice president of finance and strategy, chief financial officer and chief strategy officer. She was promoted in 2011, becoming president and in 2012, she assumed the CEO role. Prior to joining Froedtert Health, Jacobson spent 22 years at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago in various leadership roles.
Cathy Jacobson discusses various strategies for developing and promoting women leaders in healthcare.
● Women in Healthcare. Healthcare has a disproportionately low representation of women in leadership positions, despite being an 80% female workforce. Cathy’s mission is to increase the 30% of women in healthcare leadership roles.
● From Accountant to Healthcare. Cathy began as an accountant before becoming a CEO of an academic regional healthcare system. Diverse backgrounds can help career growth and offer different perspectives.
● You Belong at the Table. Cathy encourages women to use their voice at the table. Being on a board allows one to network, meet new people, and experience different governance, which can make one a better leader.
This episode is hosted by Sandra Fenwick, Former CEO, Boston Children’s Hospital.