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Confab of Women ChangeMakers

April 9, 2019

Tuesday, April 9
9:30–11 amGet Real: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (optional morning program)
Ritz-Carlton, Multiple Locations
Powered by Humana, Oliver Wyman, Perspective and Whiterabbit

Leaders come together in small, intimate groups for candid, honest, transparent conversations with peers who "get it" to share stories and advice on today's biggest leadership challenges.
11–11:30 amConfabulation Break
Ritz-Carlton, Monarch Sunset Terrace
8am - 8pmRegistration
Ritz-Carlton, Salon Foyer
11:30 am–1:15 pmThe Lunch Exchange
Ritz-Carlton, Monarch Bay Courtyard
Fueled by Medecision and Surescripts

What’s Killing Us: Deconstructing Addiction

Host: Beth Bierbower, Segment President, Humana

Discussion Leaders:
Carolyn Clancy, Deputy Under Secretary for Discovery, Education and Affiliate Networks, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Gary Mendell, Founder & CEO, Shatterproof

It is hard to comprehend. For the first time since WWI and the 1918 flu pandemic, life expectancy is falling. Fatal overdoses account for more deaths than car crashes, gun violence and even breast cancer. One-in-ten deaths among working adults is due to alcohol misuse. This addiction and substance misuse shatters our lives, our society, our economy and our social infrastructure, costing us $700 billion annually. But we have the power to fix this. We will deconstruct persistent myths about these conditions to provide clarity about root causes, and what we, as leaders, can do to turn around this deadly trend. Lives depend on it.
1:15–2 pmConfabulation Dessert Break
Ritz-Carlton, Monarch Sunset Terrace
2–3:30 pmThe Feminine Advantage: Front Line Stories
Ritz-Carlton, Salons III & IV

Fresh Perspectives from Outside our Health Care Bubble

Host: Stephanie Tilenius, CEO, Vida Health

Discussion Leaders:
Shari Ballard, Former Senior EVP & President-Multi-Channel Retail, Best Buy
Margo Georgiadis, CEO, Ancestry
Terri Kelly, Retired President & CEO, W.L. Gore and Associates

It’s not healthy to confine yourself to the same room, breathing the same air day in, day out. But as an industry, that is often what we do, gravitating towards familiar ways of thinking and claiming that we are “different” from other industries. Yet it’s difficult to stand back and get much needed perspective without some fresh air and input. Together, we will step outside of our “bubble” to talk with female leaders from other industries about our shared leadership challenges, on everything from engaging with consumers to major organizational transformation to the role of diversity at the leadership level. Let’s step out and breathe in some fresh ideas.

Organizational Paralysis: Getting Unstuck

Host: Lisa Suennen, Group Leader, Managing Director, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP

Discussion Leaders:
Nancy Agee, President & CEO, Carilion Clinic; Summit Chair
Deb Rice-Johnson, President, Highmark
Tom Skelton, CEO, Surescripts

As the industry continues massive shifts at a sometimes dizzying pace, most organizations are forced to tweak models that have been in place for years or often decades. Getting unstuck from the old to establish the new requires both creativity and discipline. It can be difficult to avoid losing direction or stalling in the dreaded state of “decision paralysis.” These seasoned leaders have been there and have tales to tell about finding their footing, corralling the troops and persevering when the going gets tough.
3:30–4 pmConfabulation Networking Break
Ritz-Carlton, Monarch Bay Courtyard
Powered by Spencer Stuart and WebPT
4–5:15 pmGet Real: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
Ritz-Carlton, Salons III & IV
Powered by Humana, Oliver Wyman, Perspective and Whiterabbit
5:15–6 pmConfabulation on the Move
Ritz-Carlton Lobby
(transportation from Ritz-Carlton to Monarch Beach Resort)
6–7 pmCocktails & Confabulation
Monarch Beach Resort, Club 19
Fueled by Vyne
7–9:30 pmDinner + The Final Share
Monarch Beach Resort, Club 19
Fueled by Medecision and Surescripts

Special thanks to our 2019 Health Evolution partners for their investments of thought-leadership, financial resources and expertise.