Understand your “Why.” If you know your “Why” you can anchor back to it when things, inevitably, become hard or when you may want to quit. My “Why” is our patients. I know I need to be here to be their voice and represent what they need. We are committed to placing patients at the center of what we do, and we want others in healthcare to do the same.
Ellen Su shares her experience leveraging her interests in both arts and sciences to found Wellinks and lead innovatively. “I didn’t know it at the time but my academic training in fine arts shaped how I solve problems as an entrepreneur and the process of leading my team in developing Wellinks products.”
Leaders have to understand themselves first. Leaning into my racial identity and understanding my core values have allowed me to know how best I can show up as a leader. I am a strategic leader and for anyone that is looking to me for leadership, I tend focus on helping them develop their strengths and […]
I’ve never considered myself an entrepreneur, but what drew me to SHI is the opportunity to problem-solve with a more systematic lens and approach. The programs we have and entrepreneurs I get to work with are building upon research and implementing solutions that can have a longer-term impact on the way systems function and therefore […]
We can’t compartmentalize our lives into work and home life. In both spaces, we have a responsibility and are expected to meet the needs of both our families and our managers. As a leader, I have been intentional with my team to be open to building a personal connection so that I can understand how […]
COVID-19 has had a varying impact on people but has definitely been a major disruption for everyone. Dr. Jennifer shares how knowing her purpose has helped her stay focused on her goals despite the uncertainties of the last year.
When you take time to discover the humanity beyond a person’s job, title, position, you gain more than you anticipated and may uncover potential opportunities that otherwise may not have been discussed…
Being a trailblazer can be risky, but the unknown doesn’t have to be scary if we remind ourselves and others that many things fail. Make decisions based on the best-case scenario but have a contingency plan for the worst-case scenario…
As a leader, it is critical to bring perspective, stay calm, remain focused, consolidate data and bring structure, especially during times of crisis. However, you quickly learn that not only do you have to manage the short-term crises and ongoing business but you also have to be willing to tackle the longer-term, societal issues such […]
Diversity needs to be defined in context and organizations need to know what they are trying to diversify before tackling the issue. I care most about diversity in investments and diversity in executive and board leadership. My work with the Maurula Project is addressing these issues but my hope is that the increase in VC […]