The Capsules

The Capsules

A new training concept to deliver quality training

In 2019, WE Health has created a new concept: The Capsules.

They will help to scale the WE Health activities while reaching out to new regions thanks to the collaboration with new partners: Medical University of Lodz (Poland), University of Barcelona (Spain), Grenoble Ecole de Management (France), La Caixa Foundation (Spain) and Glintt company (Portugal).

A WE Health Capsule is a one-day workshop on a particular topic, providing women the opportunity to be involved in a day full of inspirational talks, case discussions, idea generation and exchange of experience in health innovation focusing on the role women are playing and how their value creation can be enhanced.  

8 th May - Women Empowerment Day

On May 8th, the Medical University of Lodz hosted the first capsule of WE Health aimed at young women, students in different health professions

The Women Empowerment Day gathered a large group of enthusiastic young women, future health professionals, exposing them to new ideas and insights in terms of knowledge and skills development meeting with inspirational female speakers from different health-related fields.

At the onset, Lucyna Woźniak MUL’s Vice-Rector for Research and International Relations shared her personal experience in becoming a leader in research and education, followed by Dorota Kilanska inspiring all the participants by relating her success story of implementing the international regulation for nursing in Poland. Magda Rosenmöller from IESE took them on a journey into the world of dancing, for lessons on co-creative leadership. Finally, participants learned to about Design Thinking Methodology in a workshop led by Magdalena Wrzesińska from MUL

19th June-UB - WeNURSE: Unconventional Entrepreneurs in Health

In this one-day workshop undergraduate, postgraduate, master and doctoral women students in nursing were invited to create innovative solutions for challenges related to ICTUS. In a day full of inspirational talks, participants were introduced to several methodologies to co-create solutions together with citizens and different stakeholders. Two ICTUS associations (Child Hemiparesis Association and Barcelona ICTUS Foundation) interacted with participants to identify better solutions.

 

Why is it important to empower women to innovate in nursing?

Focusing on empowering women in the field of innovation and entrepreneurship within healthcare, nursing is a profession dominated by women. The innovative and entrepreneurial potential of nursing needs to be highlighted: nurses have broad knowledge and holistic vision of care provision while working on the frontline with patients, families, and communities. In their interdisciplinary work, they interact with all different actors. Being present in all moments of a patient's life, they are the best to identify and understand patients’ needs and look for solutions.

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"The numbers are growing but there are still too few female investors and startup entrepreneurs"

Why did you start your career in the healthcare industry?

I like science and I wanted to be linked to it somehow without having to be in the lab. Being an investment analyst allows me to be up to date with the field: trends, new therapies, new technologies, etc., and combine science with business.

 

What are/were the main challenges you encountered as a woman pursuing a career in the field of healthcare?

In terms of CV it is good to have a PhD and also an MBA but I don’t think the challenges are different for women or men. It might be different when you are pursuing management positions though.

 

There is quite a high proportion of women working in the healthcare industry. Why do you think there are so few female founders, female investors, female heads of departments in laboratories and hospitals, etc.?

I really don’t know. After all, it’s the person, not the gender that determines a leader. The numbers are growing but there are still too few female investors and startup entrepreneurs.

 

What traits do you think you have, that helped you reach your current position? What are your strengths, internal and external?

I like challenges and I don’t get bored. I like to be learning new things at work continuously.

 

What role did or do have mentors or supporters during your career path?

Empowering, learn what works, learn what it is important, advising about new jobs to improve in my career.

 

If you were about to pursue your career from the beginning or found a venture right now - which field/trend/technology would you look into?

I would stay in the life science sector investing in innovative projects.

 

What do you think is needed to support women entrepreneurship in healthcare? What do you think needs to change in society?

Education in leadership, a good coach, joining women entrepreneur groups. Be more aware that women are equally capable of leading a company, more success stories.

 

Do you have any message you want to share with other women that think about pursuing an innovative idea in the field of healthcare?

Just one, be confident and perseverant.

 

If you want to know more about Mireia’s work trajectory, visit her linkedIn.