In a salary survey that the American Health Information Management Association conducted in 2011, 1.7 percent of responding HIM women and 4.3 percent of responding men were holding executive positions at their organization.
The glass ceiling closes at the HIM departmental level, where 92 percent of the workforce is female, says Merida Johns, president at the Monarch Center for Women’s Leadership Development in Woodstock, IL. On October 28, Johns will make a return visit to the annual AHIMA Conference in Atlanta. Her message: Break the glass. “Leadership is rooted in yourself, who you are and not trying to be someone else.”
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