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McDanel recognized as 2023 Woman on the Rise by Paradigm for Parity


Paradigm for Parity selected Joyce McDanel, vice president of human resources and education for UnityPoint Health Des Moines, as a 2023 Woman on the Rise. In honor of Women’s Equality Day, Paradigm for Parity, a coalition of business leaders dedicated to tackling the corporate leadership gender gap, annually recognizes Women on the Rise who are breaking barriers in corporate leadership and showing the value of gender parity, including racial equity, in the workforce. McDanel was one of 24 women who received the honor. McDanel has a Master of Business Administration from the University of Iowa, she became a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives in 2010, and she is a certified senior human resource professional and certified diversity executive. “Women need to support women in the workplace,” McDanel said in a prepared release. “As much progress as we’ve made, there is still a lack of parity for women – especially women of color – in executive leadership. Sponsorship of women is critical to progress; a dedicated sponsor not only sees and believes in talented individuals, but they also use their credibility and influence to move the talent forward.” 

McDanel will be honored at a ceremony on Oct. 2 in New York City.

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