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Celebrate women’s achievements. Raise awareness against bias. Take action for equality.

International Women’s Day (IWD), celebrated annually on March 8, is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. Celebrated for over a century, IWD encourages all to build and strive for a more gender-balanced world.


Building a gender-balanced world

This year’s IWD theme is #BalanceforBetter. Balance is not just a woman’s issue, it’s a business issue. Supporting women, encouraging them to know their worth and pursue their dreams are key to creating a more gender-balanced world. 

Gender balance is essential for economies and communities to thrive. When we all work together, we can help create a better world.

To celebrate and acknowledge International Women’s Day, a few women leaders across Geisinger have shared the stories of their professional journeys, and some challenges they’ve faced along the way. Read their inspiring stories:

  • Dr. Sandra Culbertson, chair of the women’s and children’s institute at Geisinger Medical Center

  • Dr. Anne Marie Morse, pediatric neurologist at Geisinger Medical Center

  • Dr. Na Tosha N. Gatson, director of Neuro-Oncology, Neuroscience and Cancer Institutes, and assistant professor of Research and Medicine, Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine

  • Heidi Loomis, family nurse practitioner and certified nurse midwife at Geisinger Gray’s Woods

  • Chelsea Reichard, inpatient nursing operations manager at Geisinger Jersey Shore Hospital

  • Dr. Carrie DeLone, medical director at Geisinger 

  • Sarah Flora, lead technologist 3D imaging/3D printing at Geisinger Medical Center

  • Renee Blakiewicz, administrative director of clinical operations, Geisinger Community Medical Center
“The story of women's struggle for equality belongs to no single feminist nor to any one organization but to the collective efforts of all who care about human rights." – Gloria Steinem, world-renowned feminist, journalist and activist.
Intl. Women's Day

Each woman has shared her story of her career journey, obstacles she’s faced and what International Women’s Day means to her. Read their stories:

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