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What we have planned at the Health Evolution Confab of Women ChangeMakers

Tom Sullivan | January 24, 2020

The Confab of Women ChangeMakers convenes thought leaders in the Health Evolution community who are inspiring positive change across our industry.  We dive deep into front-line stories from experienced executives, get personal on the how of fellow leaders, and discover new perspectives on health care’s biggest challenges.  

“The women and men that attend Confab are keenly aware of the power they have to lift up women, communities and societies as leaders in health care,” says Jenny Terry, Health Evolution Confab. “They challenge and inspire each other to push forward with courage, conviction and community.” 

[The Health Evolution Confab takes place March 31, 2020. View the agenda and apply to attend.] 

The Confab opens with a big-picture discussion — Young & Undone: Turning the Tide on Angst and Suicide Among our Youth — focusing on the what’s driving this epidemic and what leaders can do to bend the trend.

HopeLab President and CEO Margaret Laws will lead California Surgeon General Nadine Burke-Harris, MD, Cigna SVP of Consumer Health Engagement & Behavioral Health Strategy and Solutions Joan Harvey, and JED Foundation Executive Director and CEO John MacFee in a discussion that will dive deep to understand the drivers and what we can do to shift the tide. 

Later in the morning, leaders and Confab participants will gather in intimate “Get Real” groups for candid conversations with peers to take on a choice of leadership topics, including unlocking the boardroom door and making an impact, activating consumers, inspiring a nimble culture, striving for C-suite equity, among others.  

After connecting with peers over lunch, participants will hear inspiring stories from CEOs taking a stand in Braving the Storm: Courageous Leadership.   

[Read the 2019 Confab of Women ChangeMakers report. ] 

Surescripts CEO Tom Skelton will lead a discussion including American Medical Association President Patrice Harris, MD, former DuPont CEO and current Carbon President and CEO Ellen Kullman about how they handled some of the most difficult challenges of their careers. They will share insights about internal and external battles, mindsets during the challenging times and what courageous leadership really looks like. 

Next, former GE Chief Innovation Officer Sue Siegel  will lead a discussion with Amy Perry, CEO of Atlantic Health’s Hospital Division & SVP of its Integrated Care Delivery, Pat Geraghty, CEO of GuideWell and Florida Blue, and former MVP Health Care President and CEO Denise Gonick. The group will delve into the ways they have been able to accelerate diversity and inclusion both top-to-bottom and bottom-to-top in their organizations and boards. 

Transition to another small, intimate “Get Real” group to share reactions to the day’s discussions and explore ways that we as health care leaders can move the industry forward. 

The Confab of Women ChangeMakers is scheduled for March 31, 2020 in Laguna Niguel, California. View the agenda and apply to attend.

About the Author

Tom Sullivan, EVP & Editor-in-Chief of Digital Content

Tom Sullivan brings more than two decades in editing and journalism experience to Health Evolution. Sullivan most recently served as Editor-in-Chief at HIMSS, leading Healthcare IT News, Health Finance, MobiHealthNews. Prior to HIMSS Media, Sullivan was News Editor of IDG’s InfoWorld, directing a dozen reporters’ coverage for the weekly print publication and daily website.