According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, women make up over 60% of the PR industry and jobs within the marketing. The PR industry is ranked among the most stressful jobs in the United States. Wendy Lund, CEO of GCI Health, a national integrated healthcare communications agency, discusses the latest survey findings from the HealthiHer movement, showcasing women aged 30 to 60 who work in the communications and healthcare marketing industry, to find out why self-care often falls to the bottom of the to-do list.
Wendy joined GCI Health as CEO in 2010 and is responsible for setting and carrying out a vision for the agency. With almost 30 years of healthcare communications and marketing experience, she puts patients at the center of everything she does. She has worked with a diverse group of pharmaceutical, biotech, medical technology companies globally and in the United States; on a corporate level and across a variety of disease categories from the most serious and rare diseases to those affecting millions of consumers (i.e. heart disease, cancer and diabetes). She thrives on partnering with clients to solve the most difficult communications challenges they face. Wendy was named to the MM&M Hall of Femme in 2018, MM&M/PR Week’s Top 50 Health Influencers in 2016 and 2017, PRWeek’s True Women Champions of PR in 2016, was inducted into the 2016 and 2017 PR News Class of Top Women in PR and was named as a finalist of the 2016 PRWeek’s Agency Professional of the Year.