Fourth year internal medicine and pediatrics resident Dr. Mike Kelly shaves his head after reaching his fundraising goal for the Boston Marathon.
The MGH/MGPO Women in Leadership Committee hosted its annual meeting Nov. 5, featuring Jovita Thomas-Williams, senior vice president of Human Resources. During her talk, “Defining Success: Is it all about getting to the C-Suite?” Thomas-Williams provided a detailed overview of what she views as the three phases of one’s career: Learn. Earn. Return.
“Take time to learn as much as you can about who you are and what matters most – because that is what will guide you in your career and toward success in the years to come,” she said. “Success isn’t universally defined, it’s personal. Your neighbor’s idea of success is not yours, so don’t waste your precious time and energy trying to keep pace. And always remember, success is not achieved in isolation, it really does take a village, so take the time to establish a network of trusted advisors along your career journey.”
Attendees at this year’s event were encouraged to invite a “rising leader” from their departments to attend the presentation, which was followed by a networking event at the Paul S. Russell, MD Museum of Medical History and Innovation.“Whenever possible, return the coaching and mentoring you received by sharing your wisdom with those following in your footsteps,” Thomas-Williams said, encouraging those in attendance to mentor others. “You didn’t get to where you are alone, and neither will they. They need us – and they are going to become us.”
- Oct | 1 | 2021
MGH urology medical assistant Alyssa Reilly’s hard work and dedication earned her a spot on the 2020 Team USA Paralympic rowing team, which won a silver medal in the Tokyo Games last August.
- Oct | 1 | 2021
Cindy Diggs, community and cultural engagement manager at Mass General, was named the 2021 Peace MVP by the Mass Coalition to Prevent Gun Violence, honoring her dedication to being an activist for peace and economic security in Boston neighborhoods.
- Sep | 10 | 2021
“Each morning when we’d arrive at the police barricades, people would be standing there with pictures of their loved ones, asking us to look for them,” Susan Diehl says. “Hours later, after a hard shift when we were ready to get back on the shuttle bus, they were still there—waiting for word.”
- Aug | 20 | 2021
In 2020, Carr took up running to keep herself both physically and mentally active during the COVID-19 pandemic. She completed her first double digit run—10 miles—on Dec. 31. Six days later, after a routine checkup with her doctor, she was diagnosed with breast cancer.
- Jul | 1 | 2021
In celebration of the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, a group of students from Harvard Medical School—led by Dorothy Weiss Tolchin, MD, EdM, of the Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Physical Medicine and...