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“Fireside Chats with Leading Ladies”

The Clinical and Translational Science Collaborative (CTSC) of Cleveland will collaborate with several local healthcare organizations to host a four-part “Fireside Chats with Leading Ladies” series in March in honor of Women’s History Month.

During the series, women will share their journeys to leadership, how they elevate research as a priority at their institutions, and ways they’ve amplified the importance of diversity, equity and inclusion—professionally and personally—through their position of power and influence (and how you can, too).

The following presenters will be part of the series:

  • March 3: Celina Cunanan, chief diversity, equity and belonging officer at University Hospitals;
  • March 10: Airica Steed, president and CEO of The MetroHealth System;
  • March 17: Cynthia Kubu, neuropsychologist, associate director of the Neuroethics Program at Center for Neurological Restoration at Cleveland Clinic, and vice dean of the Office of Faculty Affairs and Human Resources at CWRU School of Medicine; and
  • March 31: Jill Dietrich Mellon, executive director and CEO of the VA Northeast Ohio Health Care.

All of the talks will be held at noon via Zoom. Dietrich Mellon’s talk also will be pre-recorded and available on-demand via YouTube starting March 1.

To offer this series, CTSC is collaborating with: 

  • Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine’s Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusive Excellence;
  • University Hospitals’ Office of Community Impact, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, 
  • VA Northeast Ohio Healthcare System – Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical System’s Diversity and Inclusion Executive Advisory Board; and 
  • Cleveland Clinic’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion.

Sign up to attend one or all of the talks.