Episode 15: Stand Out As a Female Leader In a Male-Dominated World

If someone were to ask you who your favorite boss has been, what name would come to mind? Chances are, the person you think of is someone who had exponential impact on you…and maybe they didn’t realize they’d left such a mark. This is the beauty of someone who has harnessed the power of exponential and influential leadership. That level of leadership might sound daunting to you, but it’s an effect we can all leave in our careers, regardless of the position we held in an organization or the amount of people we led. 

This month, join host Jordan Johnstone and guest Martha Newsome, CEO and president of Medical Teams International, as they discuss exponential and influential leadership. As you listen to their conversation, you will hear the joy and genuine heart that Martha has, not just for the communities that Medical Teams assists, but also for the people on her staff that partner with her to have an impact on the hurting parts of the world. Martha is an authentic example of influential and exponential leadership and we are so grateful we all get to learn from her this month.

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Guest Bio:

Martha Newsome is the President & CEO of Medical Teams International, a global health and humanitarian organization. She has spent the last 30 years of her life dedicated to serving the health needs of others. In her current role, Martha leads more than 1,500 international staff as they restore health to three million people through medical and dental care, disaster response, humanitarian aid and community health programs.

Considered an authoritative global leader in international public health, Martha has a deep understanding of grassroots operations as she worked her way to senior leadership from the front-line realities of local community health. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from Wheaton College and a Master of Public Health from Johns Hopkins University. Martha lived in southern Africa for 15 years, and at the age of 33, was elevated to Country Director for World Vision in post-war Mozambique. Prior to joining Medical Teams International in 2016, she led World Vision International’s Global Sustainable Health team representing three sectors, over 3000 employees and a budget of $700M.

Martha is Chair of the Integral Alliance Board of Directors, an international alliance of 21 faith-based relief and development agencies, and is published in public health journals like the Journal of Mobile Technology in Medicine and Human Resources of Health.