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Beacon leaders take part in ND Elevate, a pilot program for women in leadership

Photo courtesy of University of Notre Dame

Following a year-long Beacon fellowship, Huda Syed began a new role as the health system’s accountable care organization (ACO) manager. She jumped at the chance to take part in a University of Notre Dame pilot program for women in leadership since she’s admittedly still early in her career.

Syed attended ND Elevate alongside 15 other women at all different levels of experience and roles at Beacon, ranging from doctors and nurses to office and operational staff. Beacon partnered as a participant in the pilot because of its own diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) initiatives, including some that are women-centric. “The exercises provided takeaways that I can use in my career as a leader,” Syed said.

Click here to read much more about ND Elevate: Women in Leadership and Kristen Collett-Schmidt, the associate dean and finance professor, who is also a Beacon Children’s Hospital NICU graduate parent, who oversaw the pilot program’s launch last fall.