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2018 Confab of Women Catalysts

Pre-Summit Experience: April 17, 2018

Powerful connections. Inspired action.

Connecting and empowering women leaders in health care is imperative to bring a more balanced and diverse perspective to solving health care’s biggest challenges. Our Confab of Women Catalysts is an intimate, pre-Summit experience that provides more front-line stories and substantive discussion, a richer environment for idea exchange and more meaningful time for networking.

Past Speakers

  • Beth Bierbower
    Beth Bierbower President, Employer Group Segment
    Humana
  • Gail Boudreaux
    Gail Boudreaux CEO, GKB Global Health;
    Former CEO, UnitedHealthcare
  • Ruth Brinkley
    Ruth Brinkley Former President & CEO
    KentuckyOne Health
  • Nancy Chockley
    Nancy Chockley President & CEO
    NIHCM LLC & NIHCM Foundation
  • Molly Coye, MD
    Molly Coye, MD Executive in Residence
    Avia
  • Karen DeSalvo, MD
    Karen DeSalvo, MD former Assistant Secretary for Health
    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • Alexandra Drane
    Alexandra Drane Co-Founder
    Eliza Corporation
  • Jennifer Dulski
    Jennifer Dulski President
    Change.org
  • Teri Fontenot
    Teri Fontenot President & CEO
    Woman's Hospital
  • Julie Gerberding
    Julie Gerberding EVP & Chief Patient Officer
    Merck & Co.
  • Mary Grealy
    Mary Grealy President
    Healthcare Leadership Council
  • Rebecca Onie
    Rebecca Onie Co-Founder & CEO
    Health Leads
  • Dawn Owens
    Dawn Owens President
    Triple Tree
  • Alexis Stiles
    Alexis Stiles Consultant
    Spencer Stuart
  • Penny Wheeler, MD
    Penny Wheeler, MD President & CEO
    Allina Health System;
    Summit Chair
  • Pascale Witz
    Pascale Witz Founder & CEO, PWH Advisors
    former EVP, Sanofi; former CEO, GE Medical Diagnostics

2017 Highlights

How Big is Your Bubble? Know Your Customer (and Yourself)

Host: Alexandra Drane, Co-Founder, Eliza Corporation

Speakers: Karen DeSalvo, MD, former Assistant Secretary of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Rebecca Onie, Co-founder & CEO, Health Leads

Steering Through Turbulent Times

Host: Gail Boudreaux, CEO, GKB Global Health; former CEO, United Healthcare

Speakers: Beth Bierbower, President, Employer Group Segment, Humana
Ruth Brinkley, President & CEO, KentuckyOne Health
Penny Wheeler, MD, President & CEO, Allina Health System; Summit Chair 

The Art of Building Relationships with Intent

Host: Alexandra Drane, Co-Founder, Eliza Corporation

Speakers: Aneesh Chopra, President, NavHealth; former U.S. Chief Technology Officer
Julie Gerberding, MD, EVP & Chief Patient Officer, Merck
Dawn Owens, President, TripleTree

The Final Dish: Think Differently about the Root of Change

Host: Gail Boudreaux, CEO, GKB Global Health; former CEO, United Healthcare

Speaker: Jennifer Dulski, President, Change.org

How Big is Your Bubble: Know Your Customer (and Yourself)

How Big is Your Bubble: Know Your Customer (and Yourself) Part 2

Steering Through Turbulent Times

The Art of Building Relationships with Intent

The Final Dish: Think Differently about the Root of Change

"How you lead a network is different than how you lead a hierarchical organization.  In a hierarchy, it’s about money, power, space; whereas a network is flatter.  The currency in that relationship is about shared purpose."


Julie Gerberding EVP & Chief Patient Officer, Merck & Co.

"Culture is not a soft skill. It is Everything… You can have the best strategic plans, the best tactics but if you don’t have the culture to make it work, it will never happen. "


Ruth Brinkley Former President & CEO, KentuckyOne Health