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The mission of Women as One is to promote talent in medicine by providing unique professional opportunities to women physicians.

AMPLIFY

  • HIGHLIGHT the work and voices of talented women physicians through compelling digital content and original programming. 
  • ACTIVELY SUPPORT aligned global organizations with women physician stakeholders through cross promotion and collaboration.

FORTIFY

  • STRENGTHEN the pipeline of women physicians in leadership positions across healthcare through novel educational, awards and mentorship programs.
  • PROACTIVELY MATCH qualified women physicians with available professional opportunities via the Women as One Talent Directory.

UNIFY

  • UNITE healthcare organizations on the issue of gender equity by setting and promoting evidence-based diversity and inclusion goals.
  • INCORPORATE perspectives, ideas and best practices from industries outside of medicine in order to achieve the organizational mission.

FOUNDING LEADERS

Women As One was founded by Dr. Roxana Mehran and Dr. Marie Claude Morice, two internationally recognized leaders in cardiovascular care and research.

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  • Marie Claude Morice, MD
    Marie Claude Morice, MD
    Founding Director
  • Roxana Mehran, MD
    Roxana Mehran, MD
    Founding Director

OUR TEAM

  • Rebecca Ortega, MHA
    Rebecca Ortega, MHA
    Managing Director
  • Erika Squeri
    Erika Squeri
    Head of Engagement
  • Alexandra McLeod
    Alexandra McLeod
    Head of Branded Programming

OUR CORPORATE MEMBERS

Women as One would like to thank our 2021 Corporate Members who continue to show strong commitment to advancing women in medicine.

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For information on corporate support opportunities please contact Managing Director, Rebecca Ortega rebecca@womenasone.org

Women As One aims to enrich the global talent pool in medicine through the development of unique professional opportunities for female physicians.

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Marie Claude Morice, MD
Founding Director

Marie Claude Morice, MD, FESC is the Director of Interventional Cardiology at Institute Hospitalier Jacques Cartier. She is Founder and Co-Director of Institut Cardiovasculaire Paris-Sudserves and a Founding Medical Director and CEO of the Cardiovascular European Research Centre (CERC). Her research work has been widely recognized by her peers and in 2014 she was the first woman to ever receive the Geoffrey O. Hartzler Master Clinical Operator Award from the Cardiovascular Research Centre in recognition of her work in the advancement of interventional cardiology. Dr. Morice has been Co-Director of the Endovascular Therapy Course in Paris since 1995 and is an adviser to the Ministry of Health for new technologies. She founded the PTCA program at Centre Cardiologique du Nord in 1986. She was in charge of coronary interventions in the coronary flow group of the European Society of Cardiology from 1994 to 1996 and received the Erasmus Thoraxcenter Interventional Cardiology award in 1995. Dr. Morice completed medical school at the Paris University and received training at the University Hospital of Toulouse-Purpan and the Montreal Cardiac Institute.

Roxana Mehran, MD
Founding Director

Roxana Mehran, MD, FACC, FACP, FCCP, FESC, FAHA, MSCAI is a Professor of Medicine, Cardiology, Professor of Population Health Science and Policy, and the Director of Interventional Cardiovascular Research and Clinical Trials at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. She is co-founder of the Academic Research Consortium (ARC) and SCAI Women in Innovations (SCAI-WIN) and is a founding physician of the Cardiovascular Research Foundation (CRF), where she is currently Chief Scientific Officer. She has served as principal investigator for numerous large global clinical studies, developed risk scores for bleeding and acute kidney injury, and authored 900 peer-reviewed articles. Dr. Mehran has received numerous prestigious awards, most recently the 2018 Wenger Award for Excellence in Medical Leadership from WomenHeart: The National Coalition of Women with Heart Disease. Prior to Mount Sinai, Dr. Mehran held appointments at Columbia University Medical Center and Washington Hospital Center. She completed internal medicine training at the University of Connecticut and fellowships in cardiovascular disease and interventional cardiology at Mount Sinai Medical Center.

Erika Squeri
Head of Engagement

Erika Squeri is the Head of Engagement for Women as One.  In her role, she oversees Women as One global partnerships, Talent Directory growth and development of investment vehicles.  Prior to Women as One she was the Director of Career Segments, Member Strategy at the American College of Cardiology where she led the development of ACC’s non-clinical sections including Women in Cardiology, Innovation and Fellows in Training.  She was also Associate Director of Crimson Market Advantage, Performance Technologies at the Advisory Board Company in Washington, DC.  She holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Miami University.

Alexandra McLeod
Head of Branded Programming

Alexandra McLeod is the Head of Branded Programming at Women as One, where she is responsible for all external programming and brand development. She has worked as an independent consultant for the past five years, providing project management and advisory services to the medical, energy and fashion industries. Prior to that, she served as Director of Meetings & Sponsorship at the Commercial Real Estate Finance Council, where she managed fundraising, meeting planning and execution. She also held positions at the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions and the MedStar Washington Hospital Center Department of Medical Education in Washington, DC. As a mother of two, she is passionate about creating stronger work-life integration for all women. Alexandra holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Georgetown University, from which she graduated cum laude. She is fluent in French and an avid Francophile.

Rebecca Ortega, MHA
Managing Director

Rebecca Ortega, MHA is the Managing Director of Women As One. She also serves as the Director of Strategic Development for the Center for Interventional Cardiovascular Research and Clinical Trials at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York. Her interests include generation and translation of health data into real-world application and figuring out how to upend the status quo. She was previously the Director of Education at the Duke Clinical Research Institute in Durham, NC and prior, the Director of Education at the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions in Washington, DC. She holds a master’s degree in health systems administration from Georgetown University and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Davidson College.

Email: Rebecca@WomenAsOne.org

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