Allowing Room for Error, Finding Balance as a New CEO and Mother Marianna Zaslavsky CEO & Founder Norka Health Brief Background VP, Business Development, Unacast Director, Product & Partnerships, Eyeview VP Partnerships, InSITE Consultant, Bain & Company MBA, Columbia Graduate School of Business Married, mother of one Marianna Zaslavsky has always known she wanted to be her own boss and have a career where she could be innovative.
Shifting the Paradigm, For Women by Women Ann Holder CEO & Co-Founder Odonata Medical, Inc. Brief Background Selected to MATTER/Kellogg School of Management Collaborative WeWork Veteran in Residence, Sponsored by Bunker Labs Entrepreneur in Residence, Mayo Clinic President, B2H Consulting Group, Providing Medical Technology to VA and DoD Facilities Medical Device Leader, Medtronic and Impedimed Operations and Sales Leader, General Mills, Mars Inc. and Pepsi Co-Founder, Spearhead Rugby Academy Married with 4 children, 3 are active duty in the Army
Overcoming Fear is a Step-by-Step Process, Not An Overnight Success Story Estrella Jaramillo Ríos Founder, B-wom Brief Background Women’s Healthtech Contributor, Forbes Consultant and Speaker on Femtech Entrepreneurship Estrella Jaramillo Ríos knows that all your fears and insecurities are emphasized as an entrepreneur and founder. Raised to think that having a stable job and income was the only path to success, she overcame that belief system and found the strength to venture out on her own.
Creating Your Own Path by Rising Above Adversity Dr. Sophia Ononye Founder & CEO The Sophia Consulting Firm Brief Background BS Honors, Biochemistry, Bowling Green State University MPH, Public Health Administration, University of Toledo MBA, Healthcare Administration, University of Connecticut PhD, Medicinal Chemistry, University of Connecticut Advanced Business Certificate, Healthcare Finance, University of Connecticut Predoctoral Fellow, Pharmaceutical Science, AFPE Postdoctoral Fellow, Medical Oncology, Yale University Entrepreneur-in-Residence, Yale University Member, BIO CT
Managing Multiple Life Transitions and Finding the Best Circumstance to Advance Growth Gina Calder, MPH, FACHE Administrator, Milford Campus, Yale New Haven Health System Vice President, Bridgeport Hospital Brief Background Board Certified, Healthcare Management Fellow | Carol Emmott Fellowship Fellow | America College of Healthcare Executives 2016 Connecticut Association of Healthcare Executives Leadership Award 2015 & 2018 Connecticut NAACP’s 100 Most Influential Blacks Founding Member | National Association of Health Services Executives Connecticut Chapter
Jill of All Trades, Master of One: Making Intentional Career Moves Lona Vincent Business Design & Strategy Leader Johnson and Johnson Background Founding Member | Dreamers // Doers Venture Fellow | FundRx Industry Advisor | Columbia Healthcare Ventures Health Innovation Fellow | HITLAB Board Member | Creative Reaction Lab Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. Ambassador | Women in Innovation Education MPH, Behavioral Science, Management and Digital Health Focus | Columbia University
True Test of Authentic Leadership, Personal Strength and Being Vulnerable Dr. Deborah Kilpatrick PhD, Mechanical Engineering, Bioengineering focus Brief Background Chief Executive Officer, Evidation Health Board of Directors, Sleep Number Board of Directors, NextGen Jane Advisory Boards, Georgia Institute of Technology and California Polytechnic State University Co-founder, MedtechVision Conference Board of Directors, Dystonia Medical Research Foundation Director of New Ventures and Research Fellow, Guidant Corporation Fellow, American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering
Confidently Leading When You’re Still Learning Crystal R Icenhour, PhD CEO & Co-Founder, Aperiomics Brief Background Adjunct Assistant Professor, Duke University Medical Center Division of Infectious Diseases President and Chief Science Office Phthisis Diagnostics Chairman of VirginiaBIO Postdoctoral Fellow, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Thoracic Diseases Research Unit Postdoctoral Fellow, Due University Medical Center, Department of Infectious Diseases 2012 Entrepreneur of the Year, Kauffman Foundation & Center President, Mayo Research Fellows Association Executive Committee
Bridging the Gap between Research and Entrepreneurship Christine Ngaruiya, MD, MSc, DTMH Founder, KEDU @cngaruiy Brief Background Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine at Yale University Founder, Bridge to Care Refugee linkage to care program, Nebraska Harambe Entrepreneur Alliance Associate for Social Entrepreneurship Harambe Pfizer Fellow Awardee for focus on healthcare innovation Board Member, Integrated Refugee and Immigrant Services, New Haven, CT Co-founding Member, Yale Network for Global Noncommunicable Disease
Calculating Entrepreneurship and the Value of Experience in Derisking Your Venture Gitte Pedersen CEO & Co-Founder Genomic Expression Brief Background CEO & Co-Founder of Genomic Expression Co-Founder of Female Equity Angel Investor, Pipeline Angels Winner of Lyfebulb Winner of EU Top50 Award Education Master's Degree in Chemical Engineering Bachelor's Degree in International Trade Wife and Mother of 2 Gitte Pedersen is equal parts a scientist and a businesswoman.