The Women in Global Health team at the 70th World Health Assembly in Geneva, Switzerland. Photo by: Women in Global Health

MANILA — Tired of seeing men dominating panels and leadership roles in the health sector, four early-career women, complete strangers to each other, connected on Twitter via the hashtag #wgh300 in 2015 contemplating the question: How to change the reality for women in health?

Months later, at one of the coffee tables at the Serpentine Bar at the Palais des Nations in Geneva, they launched Women in Global Health with an attendance of 25 people, said Roopa Dhatt, co-founder and executive director. The goal: advance women’s leadership and gender equality in the sector.

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    Jenny Lei Ravelo

    Jenny Lei Ravelo is a Devex Senior Reporter based in Manila. She covers global health, with a particular focus on the World Health Organization, and other development and humanitarian aid trends in Asia Pacific. Prior to Devex, she wrote for ABS-CBN, one of the largest broadcasting networks in the Philippines, and was a copy editor for various international scientific journals. She received her journalism degree from the University of Santo Tomas.