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Cardinal Health Highlights Commitment To Gender Equity As Part Of Women's History Month Celebrations

DUBLIN, Ohio, March 20, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- With conversations around gender equity in the workplace continuing across the country, Cardinal Health emphasized the company's ongoing commitment to promoting and supporting the advancement of women in the workplace. In conjunction with Women's History Month, Cardinal Health Chief Executive Officer Mike Kaufmann provided comments around this topic at a private event at the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, DC on March 15:

Cardinal Health, Inc. is a global, integrated healthcare services and products company, providing customized solutions for hospitals, healthcare systems, pharmacies, ambulatory surgery centers, clinical laboratories and physician offices worldwide. (PRNewsfoto/Cardinal Health)

"As a leader who is passionate about the issue of gender equity, I believe that by ensuring all our employees can bring 100 percent of their authentic selves to work by fostering both a diverse and inclusive workplace, we can differentiate ourselves in the marketplace," said Kaufmann. "At Cardinal Health, we want to be able to attract and retain the best people to be part of our global team, which is just one reason why I am dedicated to educating male and female leaders about the importance of gender equity."

Cardinal Health is proud of the work that the company is doing to support gender equity initiatives:

  • Cardinal Health was recognized among the nation's best workplaces for female advancement as a Top Company for Executive Women by the National Association for Female Executives (NAFE) for the seventh consecutive year.
  • The company co-hosted a celebration of International Women's Day with Accenture where Patty Morrison, executive vice president and Chief Information Officer at Cardinal Health, spoke on the Equality Advantage panel around the advantage of workplace equality.
  • The company hosted a session at its headquarters in Dublin with a number of couples addressing issues around juggling home life with successful independent careers under the title, "Successful Partnerships: How to 'Make it Work' at Work and at Home."
  • As part of its Women in Pharmacy initiative, Cardinal Health hosted a Leadership Development Forum, sharing entrepreneurial insight from female pharmacy leaders and independent pharmacy owners, at the APhA Annual Convention in Nashville, Tennessee.
  • Mike Kaufmann will be part of the Deloitte Board Ready program's national panel to be held in May in Columbus, Ohio.
  • Fuse by Cardinal Health is hosting a Women in Healthcare Innovation event focused on harnessing the full potential across genders to meet healthcare industry challenges and support healthcare innovation through knowledge, sharing, networking and collaboration.
  • Cardinal Health is sponsoring The Lift Awards in Columbus, Ohio, honoring healthcare organizations that are currently leveraging the impact of female talent.
  • The company will host its second annual national Gender Equity Summit focused on equipping participants with the tools needed to realize gender partnership in the workplace, the community and in personal relationships.  

About Cardinal Health
Cardinal Health, Inc. is a global, integrated healthcare services and products company, providing customized solutions for hospitals, healthcare systems, pharmacies, ambulatory surgery centers, clinical laboratories and physician offices worldwide. The company provides clinically proven medical products, pharmaceuticals and cost-effective solutions that enhance supply chain efficiency from hospital to home. Cardinal Health connects patients, providers, payers, pharmacists and manufacturers for integrated care coordination and better patient management. To help combat prescription drug abuse, the company and its education partners created Generation Rx, a national drug education and awareness program. Backed by nearly 100 years of experience, with approximately 50,000 employees in nearly 60 countries, Cardinal Health ranks #15 on the Fortune 500. For more information, visit, follow @CardinalHealth on Twitter, @cardinalhealthwings on Facebook and connect on LinkedIn at company/cardinal-health.

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