Breakout Sessions

Attendees will not register for sessions ahead of time. Sessions are a first-come, first-serve basis. Please identify a backup session for each timeframe in case your first choice is full.  

11 November - 1:00-2:15 PM

Cultivating Diversity as a Competitive Advantage: Optimizing the Sponsorship/protégé Relationship in the R&D Pipeline
Tracy Duberman PhD, founder and president, The Leadership Development Group, Jean Ciano, head, R&D leadership and talent development, Takeda Pharmaceuticals, and Erika Marder, head of global human resources, R&D, Takeda Pharmaceuticals

The Five Decision-Making Secrets: Surprising, Unorthodox Approaches to Lead in a Dynamic Environment
Michael Veltri, chief leadership officer, East-West Leadership Development, Inc.   

From Pigeon Holed to Promoted: A Proven Roadmap to Expand Responsibility, Increase Influence and Get a Next Level Role
Sharon Melnick PhD, 
CEO, leading authority on women's advancement, Horizon Point Inc

Igniting Innovation in Healthcare
Allison Balmer, Benoit Berthoux
, managing director, west region life sciences lead, Accenture, Aashima Gupta, Elizabeth Otterman, managing director, customer insights and growth, Accenture and Tammy Soares

Women on Boards: Steps to Becoming a Valuable Board Member
Sabine Hutchison
, CEO, Seuss+

11 November - 2:45-4:00 PM

All Aboard: The Virtual Team Train Has Left the Station...are You (and Your Teams) on Board?
Tara Powers
, CEO and human connection champion, Powers Resource Center, LLC  

Beyond Bias–Awareness, Disruption and Improvisation
Brooke Cartus
, senior facilitator, ImprovEdge   

Build Your Brand, Increase Your Employability and Earn More
Elena Kyria
, director, Elemed

Leading Through Change
Gary Ross
, principal, thoughtLEADERS LLC

The Role of Technology in the Future of Health (2040 Perspective)
Hanna Patterson, senior manager, Delolitte Consulting, and Robert Kennedy, senior manager, Deloitte Consulting, Erik Smith and Sujay Subramaniam

12 November - 10:30-11:45 AM

Accelerated Leadership: Developing Influence Up, Down and Across the Organization
Carolina Caro
, leadership coach, facilitator, speaker, Carolina Caro LLC

Banish Impostor Syndrome and Build Your Confidence From the Inside Out
Sharon Dougherty
, CEO, Priority Coaching   

From the Bench to the Boardroom: A Discussion About Female Leadership in STEM
Carrie Jones
, founder and principal, JPA Health, LaVarne A. Burton, president and CEO, American Kidney Fund, Dawn Morton-Rias EdD, PAC, president and CEO, National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants, and Jessica Grossman PhD, CEO, Medicines360

Healthcare 2030: The Future of Primary Care, In Color!
Sponsored by AbbVie and HBA’s Women in Science (WIS) affinity group
Leigh Householder, EVP, managing director, insights and innovation, Syneos Health, Sara Holoubek, CEO, Luminary Labs, Illustrator Artist: Nevada Lane, founder and principal consultant, Lane Change Consulting, and (moderator) DeAnna Steiger, director, US business transformation portfolio, Amgen Inc.

Leading Through Change
Gary Ross
, principal, thoughtLEADERS LLC

12 November - 1:45-3:00 PM

How to Keep Up With Digital Health Trends, Pick the Right Trends to Act On and Drive Coordinated Innovation Across Functional Areas
Beth Schurman
, partner, Herspiegel Consulting, and Brian J. Torres, principal, Herspiegel Consulting

How to Use Business Agility Leadership to Accelerate Innovation in Healthcare Technology
Dawn Tozier, Agile CoE lead/coach

Oxygen, Please! Self-Care Strategies to Slay Workplace Burnout
Kelli Jaecks
, professional speaker, author, self-care strategist, Kelli Jaecks | Verbal Impact!   

Squirrel! Getting and Keeping the Attention of Today's Listeners
Patricia Scott PhD
, president and CEO, Uhmms, LLC

The Climb Method: How to Create and Sustain a Culture of Sponsorship to Foster Diversity and Reach Business Goals
Hayley Norman
, managing partner, Metajourn


We are no longer accepting requests to speak at the conference. If you wish to present at the 2020 conference, please fill out this form.