Confab for Advancing Women
in Leadership

Elevating health care’s diverse voices

Confab is a thought leadership community that drives change by digging deeper into the challenging and more intimate topics in health care. Through authentic and sometimes raw dialogue, leaders dismantle the barriers to advancing women in leadership and more broadly discuss ways to overcome industry and societal challenges through their role as health care executives. The Confab community focuses on innovative and proven practices, meaningful measurement, opportunities for collaboration, influential introductions, and network building.

Confab is the leading initiative led by executive women in health care that elevates diverse voices and stimulates creative thinking to fuel enhanced corporate performance and impact. Sessions take place as part of the Health Evolution Summit, Connect, and Forum.

Benefits of Involvement

Exclusive Connections

Confab is where health care executives get real. Open to Health Evolution Fellows and other participants at Connect and Summit, Confab sessions probe sensitive industry issues, including organizational culture, identity and values in leadership, board navigation, community relations, health equity, access, racial diversity, and more. Focused on honest conversations on the toughest leadership challenges, Confab is heralded as a breakthrough in how leaders collaborate and develop solutions.

Exclusive Connections

Summit will be held April 19-21, 2023, at the stunning Ritz-Carlton at Laguna Niguel, Calif. Perched high on a bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean, this coastal paradise inspires out-of-the box thinking. The sea does not like to be restrained; nor do the minds that gather at this event, creating an environment ripe for innovation.

Confab at Connect Discussion Leaders Include:


Kirti Mutakar

President & CEO, UnitedAg

J. Nwando Olayiwola, MD

SVP & Chief Health Equity Officer, Humana

Carladenise Edwards, PhD

Strategic & Board Advisor, Parsley Health, Clover Health, and Heluna Health

Ramona Sequeira

President, Global Portfolio Division, Takeda

Mandy Cohen, MD

EVP, Aledade, Inc. & CEO, Aledade Care Solutions; former Secretary, North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services

Kim Keck

President & CEO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Association

Alexandra Drane


Susan Turney, MD

CEO, Marshfield Clinic Health System

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