Success is about scaling the wall in front of you

“Overall, women have made great strides in the workforce, but the reality is there are still gaps and room for improvement. Lately, however, there has been a welcome shift,” Christina Caraballo, senior healthcare strategist at Get Real Health, writes in a recent blog.

Caraballo, recognized by HIMSS at HIMSS17 with a “Most Influential Women in Healthcare IT Award, writes about how times are changing for the better.

“Organizations like HIMSS are openly recognizing the wealth of strong, competent women working behind the scenes in this burgeoning industry,” she writes. “Being named as one of the most influential women in Health IT by HIMSS is both intimidating and exhilarating. It is an honor to be recognized, but it also creates high expectations to continue to make a positive impact as we reshape the way we think about and deliver health care around the world. I am most excited when I think about what lies ahead, and how I can continue to play a role in building communities."

Caraballo goes on to write about Parkour, a workout regimen that has its roots in training Special Forces Units. She also writes about advocates moving out of their comfort zones, mentoring and encouraging others,

She notes: “I am inspired by my colleagues who constantly lift me up and who share my ideology and enthusiasm for empowering others.”

Read the entire blog here.

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