Gender and health system leadership in Kenya

In the Resyst gender and leadership study, they explored the gendered career and leadership experiences of senior healthcare managers in Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa to provide insights for leadership development and supportive organisational processes and structures.  An emergent theme in the initial analyses and country specific papers was intersectionality: how gender intersects with other social identities (e.g. race, ethnicity) to shape the leadership approaches of, and challenges faced by, senior healthcare managers.

With Rings support the question of intersectionality will be examined in more depth through additional analyses of the existing data to understand how identity and specifically the intersection of multiple identities (i.e. gender, race, ethnicity etc.) mediates the career trajectories, leadership approaches and capacities of senior healthcare managers. This will also require additional reviews of the relevant literature.