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Women in healthcare design are making an impact

Abbie Clary, director of CannonDesign's global health practice, discusses the future of healthcare design, what it takes for women to lead in male-dominated industries and more. See video.

By CannonDesign May 5, 2021
Courtesy: CannonDesign

Abbie Clary, director of CannonDesign’s global health practice, joined ChedHER to talk about her career, the future of healthcare design, what it takes for women to lead in male-dominated industries and more.

ChedHER, a weekly show on Cheddar, celebrates representation and inclusion in business with today’s leaders, and shines light on the women who are making strides in their industries.

Abbie’s track record of success in the design industry and extensive leadership roles made her a perfect fit. In addition to leading our health practice, Abbie also serves on our Board of Directors. See video below.

A dynamic leader in the world of health design and innovation, Abbie guides our global team of strategists, planners, architects, clinicians as more as they work with leading health organizations to reshape patient and staff experiences, technology, real estate, processes, strategies and their mission for the future. She thrives at motivating teams to identify and activate transformative solutions that push industries forward.

Abbie is also passionate about women’s issues and equality in the world. Abbie consistently pursues opportunities to encourage diversity in all of its embodiments: she founded the Women’s Networking Dinners for working professional women within the healthcare industry, attends Forbes Women’s Summits, and is dedicated to creating project teams that reflect the diverse organizations we work with. She writes and speaks on the topic regularly including a presentation at at Building Design and Construction’s Women in Design + Construction conference.

Abbie calls Chicago home, is a wife and mother to three, and works tirelessly to design a better future for all.


This article originally appeared on CannonDesign’s websiteCannonDesign is a CFE Media content partner.


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