Galderma Laboratories, L.P. has formed a Women in Aesthetics Leadership Council, comprised of clinicians, clinical trial investigators, CEOs, business owners, and practice managers.
"In most industries in the US women hold just 25 percent of senior leadership positions, lagging significantly behind their male counterparts, while women in the healthcare field hold 49% of these top posts," says Alisa Lask, Vice President and General Manager of the US Aesthetic Business, in a news release. "Our goal is to accelerate the trend of women holding leadership roles in medical societies, conducting clinical research, supporting training organizations, and to foster support for female-focused aesthetic business ownership."
Council members recently gave feedback on their experiences and ideas, offering insights that will guide the development of programs and resources to support female-led practices, businesses and research projects.
"I am honored to be part of this select group of leaders who are passionate about increasing opportunities for women's advancement in aesthetics," says Sheila Nazarian, MD, MMM, founder of Nazarian Plastic Surgery. "Our mission is to develop and share valuable approaches that open doors for a new generation of female leaders across the industry while also enhancing skillsets of members in this Council so that we all reach our greatest potential together."
The foundation of the Women in Aesthetics Leadership Council is the first step in building a shared vision, collaborating to execute practical solutions and creating a strong roadmap for future leadership in medical aesthetics, Galderma says.
Follow the hashtag #womeninaesthetics for updates on the Women in Aesthetics Leadership Council.