Women in Leadership Symposium

From Vision to Reality: Purpose, Inclusion, and Empowerment

  A Virtual Experience 

Attendees may access the recordings HERE 


If you attended the 2020 Women in Leadership Symposium and have questions related to accreditation, please contact The Society for Simulation in Healthcare at: [email protected]

Women in Leadership Symposium Background: 

The purpose of this initiative is to bring together curious and aspiring, new and experienced leaders in healthcare simulation. The challenges and opportunities for female healthcare simulation professionals include the development of leadership skills in all professional sectors (clinicians of all stripes, operations specialists, engineers, educators, administrators, and industry) in environments that often lack built-in resources and networks in their professional development. 

History of the WIL Symposium: 

The inaugural WIL Symposium was held in NYC in 2018, and the keynote speaker was Jillann Farmer, MD, who is the medical director for the United Nations. The 2nd annual meeting was held in 2019 in Dallas, and the keynote speaker was Kim Siniscalchi, RN, who is a retired Major General and former Assistant Surgeon General.  Each of these symposia has been an interactive day of personal and professional development, vigorous discussion, relationship-building and yes, leveraging the power of experiential learning with simulation. An added success has been that the symposium is now a collaborative partnership between 3 major North American simulation societies, SSH, INACSL and ASPE (abbreviations for brevity). The conference is open to any and all with interest in community and uplifting women in leadership.