Sheila Lirio Marcelo, 1 out of 5 women LEADING Healthcare CEOs

 Sheila Lirio Marcelo, founder and CEO of Care.com, says she loves problem solving and thinking outside of the box. Photo credit:  Business Journal

Sheila Lirio Marcelo, founder and CEO of Care.com, says she loves problem solving and thinking outside of the box. Photo credit: Business Journal

Sheila Lirio Marcelo, CEO of Care.com, is one of the five women leading CEOs in male-dominated digital health industry. The number of women making health care decisions far surpasses that of men, yet women are still woefully underrepresented in executive positions in digital healthcare companies.

According to a study by XX in Health, an initiative of Rock Health that supports digital health startups, women only represent six percent of digital health CEOs that were funded in 2014 nationwide.  Additionally, 34 percent of executives at Top 100 hospitals and 27 percent of board members at those hospitals were women.

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News story courtesy of Business Journal.