Sycamore Independent Physicians

Sycamore

#61February 3, 202258 min

Closing the Gender Gap in Healthcare w/ Non-Profit Founder & TEDx Speaker

Dr. Sikha Jain
Closing the Gender Gap in Healthcare w/ Non-Profit Founder & TEDx Speaker

Dr. Shikha Jain is a board-certified hematology and oncology physician. She is a founder and the Chief Operating Officer of the COVID19 action and advocacy group IMPACT and a founder and the Chair of the Women In Medicine Summit. Dr. Jain gave a TEDx talk in 2019 on the gender moonshot and the importance of gender equity in healthcare.

Top Things We Discuss: 

  • Women paid less, less recognition, leadership opportunities, translate into worsening sub-optimal care

  • Leads to burnout quicker in female physicians 

  • Wants to get real-time information to patients on physician, healthcare, facts, and media

  • Balance between bringing work home and integrating kids into your work life; teaching them

About Dr. Jain:

  • Father was surgeon - taught her many things and what she wanted to pursue

  • Wants to educate all and every patient with facts

  • Entrepreneur of two companies to help close the gender gap and provide information to patients