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Dr. Roopa Dhatt

Executive Director and co-founder of Women in Global Health

Dr. Roopa Dhatt is a passionate advocate for gender equality in global health and a leading voice in the movement to correct the gender imbalance in global health leadership. She is also a practicing primary care physician. Dr Dhatt is particularly committed to addressing issues of power, privilege, and intersectionality that keep many women from global health leadership roles and to opening up spaces for the voices of these women to be heard. Determined to build a movement to transform women’s leadership opportunities in health, Dr Dhatt co-founded Women in Global Health in 2015. Today, Women in Global Health has more than 20,000 supporters in more than 90 countries and continues to grow. Dr Dhatt leads a team of 30 volunteers focused on supporting a diverse group of emerging women leaders, engaging global health executives to transform their own institutions, and growing the Women in Global Health movement. With more than 12 chapters on four continents, Women in Global Health is changing the conversation about women’s leadership in health at global, national and local levels.