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LVHN Celebrates Strong Women Through Lehigh Valley Business Empowering Women Award Recognition

Award acknowledges organizations in the Lehigh Valley who elevate and advocate for women

Lehigh Valley Business Empowering Women Award Recognition

Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) was founded by women and continues to be led and propelled forward by women today. LVHN’s workforce is 80% women. LVHN employs 513 women physicians, 177 women residents and fellows, and 3,674 women registered nurses.

“Across the health network and at every location, women lead the way.”

That’s why we are proud to receive the Lehigh Valley Business Empowering Women Award. The Empowering Women awards shine a light on companies and organizations that demonstrate tangible efforts and documented results in supporting and empowering women in central and eastern Pennsylvania. LVHN is proud to be part of the inaugural class of recipients, which includes 25 strong regional companies.

Promoting growth at LVHN

LVHN has a long-standing tradition of hiring and promoting women within the organization. Across the health network and at every location, women lead the way. They hold leadership titles such as supervisor or manager and are also in chief, chair, administrator, vice president, senior vice president and president positions. More than a thousand women are leaders in the organization.

At LVHN, however, it’s not just about the numbers. We are passionate about offering mentoring opportunities and employee resource groups to help colleagues connect with each other to learn and grow. As colleagues grow professionally and explore the possibility of earning a degree, LVHN provides support through individualized academic career consulting, defined career paths and educational support, including discounts and tuition reimbursement. Career paths help colleagues at every stage of their career see the opportunity to build a career with LVHN.

Elevating women at LVHN

LVHN is focused on not only employing women, but celebrating women who make a difference. Women at LVHN are consistently recognized with the prestigious Women of Influence Award from Lehigh Valley Business. Each year, Lehigh Valley Business honors the region’s most accomplished and impactful businesswomen with the Influential Women in Business Award. These exceptional women are leaders in their fields, and each shares a commitment to excellence, integrity and making the region a better place to live and work. They also give the invaluable gift of time to others by making it a priority to mentor the next generation of leaders.

Mentoring is a core element of Women in Leadership and Learning (WILL), LVHN’s professional group focused on the acknowledgement of all women as leaders navigating a broad range of personal and professional roles over a lifetime. Launched in 2022, this network-wide group is made up of hundreds of LVHN colleagues who are passionate about empowering and elevating women in the workplace. WILL provides rich opportunities for mentoring, learning, networking and more.

Investing in the community

LVHN has made significant investments inside and outside the organization to support an equitable work environment and to create opportunities for women in the community. LVHN also makes many community investments to empower women. The health network is a longtime premier sponsor of the Lehigh Valley Women’s Summit and supports the Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania’s annual Lehigh Valley Take the Lead event, which honors incredible women leaders who are positive role models in our community. In Carbon County, LVHN serves as an ongoing sponsor of the Carbon Chamber’s Women in Business program, which hosts monthly educational luncheons. Other community investments include annual sponsorship of the YWCA of Allentown’s The Perfect Fit program, where over 600 women each year find the clothing and confidence necessary to start a job and build a career, and support of Bloom for Women and the BW NICE Red Shoe Luncheon.

LVHN was honored at an event in Reading with other award recipients on Monday, Nov. 13.

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