Business & Leadership

Women in Health Care Leadership

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Presented by the USC Marshall School of Business, two senior leaders at Blue Shield California discuss their careers in health care human resources, communications and other specialties. What struggles did they encounter as women in health care, how did they overcome them and what is the profession for women like today?

Featuring Mary O’Hara, chief human resources officer and senior vice president of internal communications at Blue Shield California, and Shayna Schulz, senior vice president of medicare and specialty at Blue Shield California. Moderated by Stephen Byars, director of the USC Neely Center for Ethical Leadership and Decision Making and professor of clinical business communication at USC Marshall.

Who Will Benefit

– Those hoping to learn how health care career prospects have changed for women, specifically in HR and communications
– Young women professionals seeking advice on gaining leadership roles within the health care industry
– Those looking to understand how the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the future of health care

About Our Featured Faculty

Stephen Byars is a professor of clinical business communication at USC Marshall School of Business and director of the USC Neely Center for Ethical Leadership and Decision Making. He has received the Outstanding Assistant Lecturer Award from the Writing Program at USC as well as the Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award from the School of Religion at USC. He also nominated in May 2010 by the USC Parents Association for its Outstanding Teaching and Mentoring Award. Since joining USC full-time in 1997, Professor Byars has spent considerable time in the teaching and administration of different versions of “Writing 340,” including “Advanced Writing for Business.” He earned his BA from Claremont McKenna College, MA from University of San Diego and PhD at USC.