Medics.Academy Chief Product Officer Dr Emma Cox has been nominated for an InspiringFifty UK Award – a list of the UK’s top inspiring women leaders in tech.
Run by accelerateHER, The InspiringFifty Programme spotlights the work of women excelling in tech, with the aim of making female role models more visible and increase diversity in the field. According to a study by PWC only 22% of students can name a famous female working in technology whereas two thirds can name a man.
In response to the nomination Dr Cox said: “I’m delighted to have been nominated for such a prestigious award. Technological development is a key way of improving healthcare globally, and providing everyone with access to healthcare education.”
“I am passionate about improving healthcare and focusing on working conditions, training and healthcare systems. Diversity in tech development is important to generate new ideas and to approach problems from many angles. The work of accelerateHER is so important to open up possibilities for women and girls.”
“At Medics.Academy we are using technology to ensure healthcare education is affordable and accessible to healthcare workers and students across the globe – thus delivering the workforce society desperately needs.”
Medics.Academy was created five years ago to help solve the global workforce crisis through scaled education and training. The World Health Organization (WHO) predicts there will be a global shortfall of 18 million health workers by 2030.
Through its unique digital platform, the company aims to empower health professionals globally through innovative education, as well as supporting continued professional development.
Within the role of Chief Product officer, Dr Cox manages and leads multiple teams of engineers, designers and product specialists across two continents.
Founder of Medics.Academy Dr Johann Malawana added: “Dr Cox is an Emergency Medicine doctor and is on the Royal College of Emergency Medicine Sustainable Working Practices Committee. She is also an honorary lecturer for UCLan, a NHS England Clinical Entrepreneur and a Governor for the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust. The team and I at Medics.Academy are incredibly proud of the impact Emma has had and continues to have across Healthcare”
All winners will be announced at an award ceremony taking place on Monday 20th September. The full list will also be published in the Financial Times.