LEAD Program


Leading, Empowering and Disrupting

What is LEAD: The LEAD program is a one-year women’s leadership program, jointly led by SCARD and GE Healthcare, consisting of a cohort of approximately 20 female leaders from Radiology and GEHC. The program targets women who are at least mid-career with aspirations for increased leadership responsibilities and positions within their organizations and beyond. Our goal is to increase the number of women in chair and institutional level executive positions within their respective organizations and to build a community of women across Industry and Radiology.


  • Cohort consists of 20 leaders
  • Top talent female Radiology and GEHC emerging leaders who are the “next leaders” (Dean, Chair, Vice Chair, VP, new manager) approximately 3-5 years prior to promotion
  • Selected via an application process from May - June; program runs 12 months beginning in September.

Program Details: The program will run from September 2024 - September 2025. The general overview of the program includes:

  • Monthly one-hour virtual training programs/speakers
  • Scheduled live meetings/events (detailed below)
  • Mentorship program (within organization and with SCARD or GEHC leadership)
  • Alumna network with events beyond the yearlong program

Required Commitments:

  • Applicants must attend and participate in all live meetings and virtual calls.
  • Sponsoring organization/department chair (department) supports cost of registration fees, lodging and travel to and from all live meetings in addition to the cost of LEAD tuition.
  • LEAD tuition is $3,320 for the yearlong program.

Live Meetings for LEAD program - subject to change

  • Please note the registration fees are not included in LEAD program tuition and must be paid separately to the corresponding organization as part of the meeting registration process. Travel and lodging are not included in LEAD tuition.




Registration Fees*

SCARD Program

September 24-26, 2024

Nashville, TN


RSNA (optional)

December 1-5, 2024

Chicago, IL

None for LEAD* program only


March 11-14, 2025

Los Angeles, California



September 2025

Waukesha, WI



The 2024-25 application cycle is closed. The next cycle will open May 2025. Please email [email protected] if you have any questions.