Jhaymee Tynan joins me to discuss the future of healthcare leadership and how her sponsorship initiative, #100×2030, can make it happen.

Jhaymee is Creator and Founder of #100×2030, a career movement designed to increase diversity at the senior and C-Suite levels of healthcare organizations across the globe. Jhaymee has personally made a commitment to sponsor 100 women of color in healthcare by 2030 to demonstrate the importance of sponsorship and to amplify the careers for Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) in the healthcare industry.

Highlights include:

5:21 – JT: “I think employees are expecting their leaders now to be leaning more into being flexible when it comes to that work-life integration because in 2020, most of us had our work and life very much overlapping.”

6:48 – JT: “There’s tons of studies over the last 12 to 18 months that have shown that people have been able to adapt quite nicely to working remotely, whether it’s from home or from a different location. And that because they don’t have the commute in the morning or coming back home, they’ve actually been able to increase their productivity because they’ve had that flexibility of being able to manage the day the way they need to.”

10:10 – JT: “Communities of color have been hit hardest by COVID-19 and so how do we as healthcare organizations ensure, especially if you’re in healthcare delivery or a provider, how are we caring for those communities? How are we reaching out and building trust with communities that have in the past been harmed by healthcare? Right. So how do we change our vantage point, really lean in and offer services and build that trust that has been missing all these years?”

12:08 – JT: “Number one, I think where leaders can really step out, step up and step out actually, is to encourage education on issues impacting communities of color. And I think it starts with, again, a lot of organizations have been implementing programs around unconscious bias training, making sure that you can understand where your biases are.”

18:10 – JT: “When I started looking for mentors, at the time I did not have a very large network. So I was looking to people that I admired in my organization and quite honestly thinking about what I wanted to learn from them. It wasn’t simply going up to them and saying, can you be my mentor? There was something special about each person that I admired, whether it was their executive presence or maybe it was the way that they did business or how they’ve been able to manage their work and life together and wanting to genuinely learn from them.”

20:35 – JT: “As you continue growing and getting that next-level leadership role, how are you bringing others with you?”

28:45 – JT: “#100 by 2030 is really about increasing diversity in healthcare leadership by sponsoring women of color … I’d like to sponsor 20 women in the next 10 years. And what you do is you make that commitment to me. You make that commitment to me, and then we actually track that commitment, right? So every quarter I’d reach out to you and see how many women you’ve sponsored. And specifically, what was the sponsorship action that you took? Did you nominate them for community board? Did you nominate them for a speaking engagement? And then what was the outcome? Did they actually have a good positive outcome from that? And then again, as we track that over time, we’re also telling these stories of sponsorship. So giving you an opportunity to share how you sponsored someone and how that sponsorship has been impactful in their career. And so hopefully in the next 10 years, we will impact 10,000 plus women of color by using our political and social capital to sponsor them.”

Leading with Health is hosted by Jennifer Michelle. Jennifer has a Master’s in Public Health and Epidemiology and is a former EMT. As President of Michelle Marketing Strategies, Jennifer specializes in healthcare marketing. She is on a mission to create a healthcare system that actually cares about the patients and the providers.