About Priti Golechha
“I am committed to be a champion for progress, leading with authenticity and accountability, to create a world of equality, where every single person deserves respect and dignity.”
I was the fourth daughter to a lower-middle-class family in a small Indian town. From a very early age, I learned that as a girl in a patriarchal culture, I will not be treated as an equal without a fight. At age 6, I renamed myself from something that reminded me of the patriarchal culture and fierce “Priti” was born. So, when I chose to study medicine, I knew I would have to make my own path. In my early twenties, I immigrated to the US to move away from a surgical field, I was pressured to get in and to advance my dream career as a pediatrician. But when I looked at the c-suites of healthcare companies, I barely saw anyone like me. Nevertheless, I was determined to lead and transform the healthcare system.
Today, I work as the Associate Chief Medical Officer at Golden Valley Health Center. Early in my career as a healthcare leader, the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) honored my work with National level recognition and “Geiger Gibson Emerging Leader 2016”. I got myself a seat in the Room Where It Happens, but I wanted to open the door to other women. To advocate for this cause, I founded Physician Women in Leadership, a platform, and a community for physician women to develop their careers through mentorship, peer education, and Strategic partnerships. I also share my stories, experiences, and learnings here.
Through my work and writing, my ultimate goal is to leave a legacy of transformational change for my daughters. I hope they can proudly say that their mother tried her best to bring gender parity and reform the healthcare system for the better.
What People Are Saying..
“Priti is an incredible and Awe-inspiring Leader. She leads by example; I have seen her skillfully navigating the most controversial topics into a productive conversation, thinking outside of box, uplifting others and impacting healthcare in a positive and meaningful way. She goes above and beyond to help others and offers high impact actionable ideas and tips. I find her writings extremely valuable. I highly and wholeheartedly recommend her blogs and her company PWL to all the women leaders irrespective of where they are at in their leadership journey.”
Divya Singhal, MD
Associate Professor of Neurology
University of Oklahoma
“I am so grateful to have found Priti Golechha and the Physician Women in Leadership group. Priti has shown tremendous courage and leadership, in her creation and development of PWL platform. She has created something special, and tremendously powerful, here. She’s helped us to realize that we are not alone- in our struggles as women physicians and leaders. Her work inspires me to uplevel and promote other women in medicine, as she does”
Tamara Chang, MD