Women are trail blazing in a healthcare landscape where balancing professional and personal ambitions, responsibilities, and interests can present unique challenges.

Our healthcare landscape is quickly shifting as practice and policy attempt to catch up with a post-pandemic new normal. To meet the growing needs of all women leaders, the Daniel Hanley Center for Health Leadership has created a new space of learning, networking, and support for women in healthcare.

This curriculum is designed to build and strengthen skills, resources, community, and confidence for women leaders from all walks of our fluid healthcare landscape. Please add your important voice to our exploration of challenging questions, our shared stories of successes and roadblocks, and our professional support networks. Let’s work together to create a more inclusive, innovative, and equitable healthcare environment.

To learn more contact Janell Lewis, Director of Leadership Development with any questions.


About Each Session
  • Session 1: Leading With Clarity: Harnessing Your Communication Skills


      • Recognize your communication strengths and develop a plan to expand them
      • Identify and understand others’ communication styles and bridge the gap
      • Learn how and when to engage in challenging conversations you may have avoided
      • Gain communication strategies to achieve buy-in
  • Session 2: Empathetic Leadership & the Value of Vulnerability – Guest Speaker TBD


      • Deepen your understanding of the value of empathy to create healthier and more impactful connections in work and personal settings
      • Explore the myths of vulnerability and how being more vulnerable and authentic creates a more competent and courageous leader.
      • Gain strategies for and practice being more open, asking more questions, and giving yourself what you need
  1. Session 3: Women Leading Women, Gender Equity & Support


      • Understand what’s unique and effective for women in leading with equity
      • Learn how to create and model a culture of equity.
      • Recognize the benefits of sharing your personal stories to mentor other women leaders and make a plan to do so

Please note: All sessions will be virtual.

Dates, Logistics, Tuition and CME


  • This course will be offered virtually, enabling network development across a statewide cohort of your colleagues, and eliminating the need for travel.
  • The course consists of 3 morning sessions
  • The 3 morning sessions take place from October-December, from 8:00-11:00 a.m.

Dates (2024)

  • Session 1: October 2
  • Session 2: November 6
  • Session 3: December 4

Please note: All sessions are 8:00-11:00 a.m.


Enrollment fee: $25

Tuition: $900

CME Information

The Maine Medical Education Trust designates this regularly scheduled series this for a maximum of 9 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

CCMEA Accreditation Statement

Maine Medical Education Trust is accredited by the Maine Medical Association’s Committee on Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education (CME) to practicing physicians.

Joint Providership Statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Maine Medical Education Trust and Daniel Hanley Center for Health Leadership. The Maine Medical Education Trust is accredited by the Maine Medical Association Committee on Continuing Medical Education and Accreditation to provide continuing medical education for physicians.