CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) - The out-going CEO of the University of Virginia's Medical Center is sharing lessons about women in healthcare leadership.

Pamela Sutton-Wallace spoke to a room full of people at McKim Hall Thursday, October 31. It was part of the 2019 Beverly Cobble Rodriquez Lectureship.

Wallace-Sutton shared some of the powerful lessons learned, competencies required for professional success, and acts of courage taken as she made hard, life-changing decisions.

“As a woman who has been through this journey, to share some of the lessons learned in that journey from the perspective of a woman and from a perspective of a woman of color. Often times they don't see a reflection of themselves at the senior-most levels, and when you don't see a reflection of yourself you don't always think you have all the information you need," Sutton-Wallace said.

Sutton-Wallace leaves the university in November.