Women are leading the way in healthcare every day. Whether as formal or informal leaders, we know that women leaders often experience more hurdles and speed bumps as they juggle careers and family responsibilities.

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 Through Chaos & Crisis: Harnessing Your Communication Skills


      • Recognize your communication strengths and develop a plan to expand them
      • Learn when and how to engage in those challenging conversations you have avoided
      • How to communicate to gain buy-in
    • Optional: Virtual networking opportunity
  • Session 2: Empathetic Leadership & the Value of Vulnerability – Guest Speaker TBD


    • Giving yourself permission to be more open, ask more questions, and give yourself what you need
    • Creating awareness of the various environments (Arenas) in which you work, live and play, and learning to listen to the people that really matter
    • Exploring the myths of vulnerability and learning how being more vulnerable actually creates a more competent and Daring Leader
    • Understanding empathy and empathy misses better to create healthier connections in all relationships
  • Session 3: The Value of Your Personal Stories to Model and Lead with Inclusion & Kindness


      • Understand what’s different for women in leading with equity
      • Learn how to create and model a culture of equity
      • Gain confidence in our personal experiences and use our stories to lead with equity
  • Optional: In-person networking opportunity (at the Harraseeket Inn), 1 hour dedicated before the Hanley Annual Networking Event

Please note: All sessions will be virtual, except for December 4, 2023.

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, 1 one-hour, optional, virtual networking event, and 1 one-hour, optional in-person networking event at our Annual Networking Event in December, 2023.
  • The 3 morning sessions take place from September-November, from 8:00-11:00 a.m.

Dates and Times (2023)

  • Session 1: September 20, 8:00-11:00 a.m.
  • Virtual Networking Event (optional): October 11, 12:00-1:00 p.m.
  • Session 2: October 25, 8:00-11:00 a.m.
  • Session 3: November 15, 8:00-11:00 a.m.
  • In-person Dedicated Networking Hour Before the Hanley Annual Meeting: December 4, 4:30-5:30 p.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.