Women in Health Economics and Outcomes Research
The ISPOR Women in Health Economics and Outcomes Research (HEOR) initiative is open to all ISPOR members who have an interest in the advancement of women in the field—both women and men. Much research has demonstrated that diversity is a business/performance issue not a women’s issue. This initiative seeks to foster diversity in HEOR—with the knowledge that diversity in the field will result in better research and better healthcare decisions.
Upcoming Events at ISPOR Europe 2019
Join us at ISPOR Europe 2019 on 2-6 November in Copenhagen, Denmark for the leading HEOR conference in Europe and a number of exciting Women in HEOR events.
"Unleashing the Leader Within You"
Monday, 4 November 2019, 12:30 - 13:45
Join ISPOR's Women in HEOR to learn how everyone can unleash the leader within themselves. Special guest speaker Sabine Hutchison, CEO of Seuss+, will share insights on leadership. Shelby D. Reed, PhD, RPh of Duke University and Olivia Wu, PhD of the University of Glasgow will also speak about the Women in HEOR initiative and the evidence on diversity. Grab your lunch in the Exhibit and Poster Hall and join us for a presentation as we outline the initiative’s work to date, expand on leadership skills and growth opportunities, and provide the opportunity for networking with colleagues who seek to advance women’s leadership in HEOR.
"Meet the Women in HEOR Speakers" Networking Reception
Monday, 4 November 2019, 18:00 - 19:30
Join Women in HEOR session at the ISPOR booth in the exhibit hall for a networking reception and the opportunity to meet the speakers from that afternoon's session: Sabine Hutchison, CEO of Seuss+; Shelby D. Reed, PhD, RPh, Duke University; and Olivia Wu, PhD, University of Glasgow.
Women in HEOR "Dine Arounds"
Various Date/Times TBA
Look for more information to come on small "Dine Around" dinner events to network one-on-one with colleagues.
The vision for ISPOR’s Women in HEOR initiative is to:
- Support the growth, development, and contribution of women in HEOR
- Serve as a catalyst for women’s leadership in the field
- Offer a platform for ISPOR women to collaborate, network, share, and mentor each other
Women in HEOR conducted and analyzed a survey of the ISPOR membership in November 2018. The results of that survey can be found here.
Considerable research shows that diverse teams and organizations significantly outperform those without diversity. For example, a report by McKinsey & Company showed that:
- Companies in the top quartile for gender diversity were 15% more likely to have financial returns that were above their national industry median1
The data also show that women in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields are underrepresented.
- Averaged across regions, women accounted for less than a third (28.8%) of those employed in scientific research and development around the world in 20142
Additionally, research indicates that women in STEM earn less compared to men.
- In the United States, women in computer, engineering, and science occupations were paid an estimated 83% of men’s annual median earnings in 2013.3