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Based in Chicago, Marwa Joy Zohdy is an active member of Egon Zehnder’s global Health Practice. She draws on first-hand executive leadership experience and deep technical expertise to advise clients across the healthcare continuum from technological discovery to delivery of patient care. Marwa is passionate about helping the healthcare industry benefit from diversity in terms of ideas, experiences, expertise, and backgrounds.

Leadership is the key to positive change, and it’s immensely rewarding to advise leaders in an industry that so directly impacts people’s health and lives.

Before joining Egon Zehnder, Marwa served as the Vice President of Global Consulting Services at Joint Commission Resources and Joint Commission International, where she led a global team of 150 expert consultants working to improve the quality and safety of healthcare delivery around the world. Earlier, she worked at McKinsey & Company, advising top leaders of hospitals, academic medical centers, and national and regional ministries of health across the U.S., U.K., Middle East, and North Africa. Marwa also served as a Knowledge Expert with McKinsey’s Health Systems Institute and was active in the recruitment and professional development of consultants worldwide.

Marwa earned an MS and Ph.D. in biomedical engineering and a BS in electrical engineering from the University of Michigan. Her Ph.D. research focused on ultrasound imaging and targeted laser therapy for cancer cells. Outside of work, she chairs the board of the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding (ISPU), a national nonprofit organization that provides objective research and education on American Muslims.

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From Clarity to Courage: Five Leadership Traits and Competencies to Drive Equity in Healthcare — Tosan Boyo

From Clarity to Courage: Five Leadership Traits and Competencies to Drive Equity in Healthcare — Tosan Boyo

Five leadership traits identified by our work with the healthcare leadership advisory experts as crucial for tackling healthcare disparities. Read more

From Clarity to Courage: Five Leadership Traits and Competencies to Drive Equity in Healthcare — David Lubarsky

From Clarity to Courage: Five Leadership Traits and Competencies to Drive Equity in Healthcare — David Lubarsky

David Lubarsky discusses the power of collaboration and how health equity can bridge social gaps. Read more

From Clarity to Courage: Five Leadership Traits and Competencies to Drive Equity in Healthcare — Omar Lateef

From Clarity to Courage: Five Leadership Traits and Competencies to Drive Equity in Healthcare — Omar Lateef

Omar Lateef shares how the health system became a pillar for underserved communities in Chicago and is chipping away at the death gap. Read more

From Clarity to Courage: Five Leadership Traits and Competencies to Drive Equity in Healthcare — Maulik Joshi

From Clarity to Courage: Five Leadership Traits and Competencies to Drive Equity in Healthcare — Maulik Joshi

Maulik Joshi, President and CEO of Meritus Health, discusses the importance of having a quality improvement mindset in health equity. Read more

From Clarity to Courage: Five Leadership Traits and Competencies to Drive Equity in Healthcare — Thomas Jackiewicz

From Clarity to Courage: Five Leadership Traits and Competencies to Drive Equity in Healthcare — Thomas Jackiewicz

Thomas Jackiewicz, President of the University of Chicago Medical Center, shares strategies for achieving health equity and building trust in local communities. Read more

From Clarity to Courage: Five Leadership Traits and Competencies to Drive Equity in Healthcare — Joseph Betancourt

From Clarity to Courage: Five Leadership Traits and Competencies to Drive Equity in Healthcare — Joseph Betancourt

Joseph Betancourt, President of the Commonwealth Fund, explores how health leaders can drive positive health equity outcomes. Read more

From Clarity to Courage: Five Leadership Traits and Competencies to Drive Equity in Healthcare — David Ansell

From Clarity to Courage: Five Leadership Traits and Competencies to Drive Equity in Healthcare — David Ansell

David Ansell shares how leaders can inspire action throughout the organization to deliver on health equity goals. Read more

From Clarity to Courage: Five Leadership Traits and Competencies to Drive Equity in Healthcare

From Clarity to Courage: Five Leadership Traits and Competencies to Drive Equity in Healthcare

Five leadership traits identified by our work with the healthcare leadership advisory experts as crucial for tackling healthcare disparities. Read more

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