Category Archive for ‘Stephanie’s Thoughts’

Elevating Women Who Drive Change

This month, it’s all about the women. On March 8, we celebrated International Women’s Day. Here at home, March is Women’s History Month. International Women’s Day (IWD) honors the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. […]

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The Urgent Call for Nursing Leadership Development

As the World Health Organization (WHO) and others shine the spotlight on the critical need for nursing leadership across the globe, it’s time for us, as nurses, to step up and take action. It’s time to invest […]

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Strategic Directions for Nursing: Where Do We Go From Here?

Nurses’ selfless commitment on the front lines of COVID-19 continues to evoke the deepest admiration from the world. The crisis has shown that the nursing profession is ready to take a giant step forward. But is the […]

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Looking Back and Looking Forward: COVID’s Impact One Year Later

One year ago, when we first learned that a mysterious virus was spreading around the world, we could hardly imagine that COVID-19 would claim more than 2.6 million lives and counting. The dreadful months that followed were […]

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The Urgent Case for Global Vaccine Equity

Developing a vaccine against COVID-19 is the most pressing challenge – and most impressive achievement – of our time. But vaccines alone are not enough. We must ensure that everyone has access to them. Vaccine equity is […]

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The Moment to Act is Now

“Applause without action is no longer acceptable.” – HRH Princess Muna al-Hussein of Jordan When the World Health Organization (WHO) designated 2020 as the Year of the Nurse and the Midwife, nobody could have predicted the result. […]

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Time for Some ‘Good Trouble’

“Fight for the things that you care about, but do it in a way that will lead others to join you.” – Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg “I have been in some kind of fight — for freedom, […]

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Leadership in Times of Crisis – Part Two

“Nurses are being put at increased risk at a time when their communities need them more than ever before. What makes the attacks especially terrifying is that health care personnel are responding to a crisis that is […]

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Leadership in Times of Crisis – Part One

In April 2020, the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health invited me back to its Voices in Leadership webcast, which focuses on effective leadership to create positive change in public health. It was my second guest […]

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Staying Calm in the Midst of a Storm

I was born in 1962 and witnessed the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., at the age of 6. My family and I watched the looting and the riots in Washington, DC, from the relative safety of […]

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