Penn Medicine has been named #2 on Forbes magazine's first-ever "America's Best Employers for Women" list, which ranks employers across the nation. Penn Medicine offers a culture dedicated to professional development and mentorship, creating pathways to leadership and empowerment for staff and faculty of all kinds. One special initiative cited by the magazine is the FOCUS on Health & Leadership for Women program, which supports the advancement and leadership of women in academic medicine and promotes education and research in women's health and women’s careers.
According to Forbes, Penn Medicine's culture of equality has "empowered the women who make up 77% of Penn Medicine's workforce to claim 55% of the company's executive positions." Five out of seven entities are led by women.