Top 100 Women of Impact: Cathy Clark Dickinson

Cathy Clark Dickinson

Chief Human Resources Officer, Baptist Health

About me: I joined Baptist Health in January 1988 and I was immediately drawn to its culture of Christian compassion and its stability within the community as an employer. I have also served in various roles during my employment, including vice president, director of human resources and director of staffing services. With over 35 years of health care experience, I have a bachelor of science degree in human resource management, master of business administration, the SHRM-Senior Certified Professional certification and the Senior Professional in Human Resources certification. I am currently a member of American Society for Healthcare Human Resources Association and Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). 

Lives in: Cabot • Works in: Little Rock

Lesson Learned the Hard Way: I joined Baptist Health in a clerical position in 1988. As I advanced through the organization and my responsibilities expanded, I realized I could no longer do everything myself. Delegation is the most important gift I could give my colleagues so they also could have access to the same opportunities to advance as I was given.

Call to Action: I believe in developing programs that give children the hands-on experiences that are available to them as they grow into an adult. Professionals can help introduce new fields to students by professionally mentoring them, and businesses can promote sharing their work insights with students by partnering with their local school districts. Many students have a very narrow view of what is available to them.

What Keeps Me Motivated: Professionally, mentoring colleagues and young women is a passion of mine. I enjoy sharing my professional journey and lessons learned as I progressed from a clerical position to an executive position at my organization over the past 35 years. I enjoy seeing the positive impact I can make in helping others succeed in their professional goals.

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