Diversity Resource Library

Below in our Diversity Resource Library, you’ll find articles, eBooks, and other resources on topics related to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). Being committed to DEI is about integrating actionable, measurable efforts into the fabric of your organization. Driving true change takes more than a line in a mission statement. Find out what you can do to further DEI in your organization and beyond.

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Advancing Equity & Inclusion: Women Leaders in Healthcare

Congratulations to this year’s Women Leaders in Healthcare honorees! This significant recognition serves as an inspiration and highlights each leader’s profound influence and remarkable achievements.

With the healthcare industry experiencing rapid transformation, fostering a supportive and inclusive organizational culture is the key to building stronger teams and sustainable success. Year after year, for more than a decade, we’ve partnered with Modern Healthcare in this program and in the Diversity Leaders program to recognize exceptional leaders who are dedicated and determined to make a difference.

Women and other underrepresented groups bring balance, equity, unique perspectives, and insights that ...

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Transforming Unconscious Bias into Conscious Inclusion

Learn a practical approach to enhancing relationships and cultures within your organization by practicing conscious inclusion.


Video: Increase Inclusivity in Recruitment through Practicing Conscious Inclusion

We are recognized for our long-standing, demonstrated track record of successfully recruiting diverse leaders because we have been committed to advancing DEI long before it was given the appropriate attention. By encouraging all search participants to utilize the strategies presented in our Conscious Inclusion video, we reduce bias in the search process, increase the probability of a diverse candidate slate, and ensure an equitable chance of selection for all.

Building a Foundation for Diversity

Losing momentum on diversity is not an option. Representing and reflecting our increasingly diverse population throughout all levels of our organizations must be a strategic priority.

Building a strong foundation for diversity, equity, and inclusion means more than having a threshold or requirements for hiring diverse talent. It means creating a strategy for systemic change, developing pathways for access and exposure, and establishing processes, tools and metrics that encourage authentic, transformational leadership.

Many organizations have the desire and drive to integrate more diversity into their organizations but are unsure of where to begin or where to go next. Transparent, open conversations are the ideal way to assess where you are and where you need to be. Ask the tough questions. Have vulnerable conversations. Explore the hard truths and know that being outside of your comfort zone is the only way to effect change.

Reviewing your current diversity and inclusion practices provides the basis for creating a plan that is tied into your talent and business strategies. You can then measure the effectiveness of your efforts and hold leaders accountable for progress. This framework ensures leaders are setting the right example and creating solid expectations, which allows your organization to achieve positive strides and embrace the needs of your workforce and your community.

Diversity isn’t something that needs to be solved. It’s a mindset that needs to be deeply intertwined and embedded in your organizational culture. True transformation in diversity, equity, and inclusion means a refocus on human basics. Challenge everyone in your organization to have tough conversations and lead with courage.

Look to the honorees for inspiration. These leaders didn’t have clear pathways and fought to achieve despite the odds. They feel the weight of their decisions and are motivated to deliver extraordinary care for the communities in which they lead. They unselfishly create space for the diverse voices that must be heard.

Driven by their passion and our mission to empower leaders and their impact on the world, we have sponsored the Diversity Leaders and Women Leaders in Healthcare recognition programs for more than a decade and counting.

Recognizing diverse leaders serves a crucial role in underscoring the need for more purposeful and intentional diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts that create forward momentum and strengthen the heart of healthcare—people caring for people.

Our commitment to DEI

Partnering with healthcare organizations to embed diversity and inclusion practices into their talent strategies is one of the most important and impactful things we can do as an executive search firm. Through education, advocacy, and continued involvement with key minority-focused healthcare associations, we are addressing the disparity that ethnic minorities represent less than 2 percent of senior management positions in the healthcare industry.

Furst Group has a proven track record of successfully recruiting such diverse leaders:


Diversity on Candidate Slates


Diverse Placements

eBook: Women Leaders Playbook

Our Women Leaders Playbook was created out of our inspiration to invoke action. How can each of us continue to close the gender gap? What actions can we take to be the next generation of courageous leaders? We don’t have all the answers, but together we will find many.

Virtual Panel Discussion:

An insightful panel discussion with five recently honored Diversity Leaders in Healthcare. Panelists explore meaningful ways to continue and accelerate progress as diversity becomes more polarized post the Supreme Court decision on Affirmative Action.
Panel Discussion Resources
Panelists have compiled articles, books, videos, and other resources related to diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts that they have found useful.

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Women Leaders in Healthcare Recap


Diversity Leaders Tribute


Taking Action on DEI


Women Leaders Tribute


Women Leaders in Healthcare Recap