Twitter campaign highlights top women in global health

Twitter_logo_blueA social media campaign asking people to nominate leading women in global health is underway with 100 women nominated so far.

A list of leading women working in global health is being compiled by people around the world who are nominating their choices via Twitter as part of an effort to showcase female leadership.

A preliminary list of 100 women has been created and the list is now being expanded to 200 women, said Ilona Kickbusch, director of the Global Health Programme at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva.

Kickbusch, who has some 3700 Twitter followers, said she had refrained from nominating large numbers of women and she preferred that people stuck to nominating up to three or four women who were not already listed.

Many of the women on the list were nominated multiple times although only the initial nominator is noted. Around 60 people had sent nominations so far but she hoped the final number would be much higher. The women are ordered on the list alphabetically by surname with affiliations taken from Twitter profiles or third-party sources.[Source]

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