2018 Summit Agenda

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM - Welcome Reception

Join WBL for a networking reception to welcome those arriving early. Enjoy the opportunity to reconnect with your WBL peers and meet new attendees before the Summit formally begins!

7:00 PM - 10:00 PM - Dinner - ON OWN

We encourage those arriving on Tuesday to group together for dinner and enjoy the evening.

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

6:30 AM - 7:30 AM - Morning Exercise Session

Clear your mind and prepare for the Summit with a morning exercise session. 

7:30 AM - Welcome Desk Opens 

7:30 AM - 9:00 AM Breakfast

Enjoy breakfast with other attendees before the Summit kicks off at 9:00 AM.


9:00 AM - 9:20 AM - Opening Session - Welcome to the 2018 WBL Summit

Speaker: Lynn Shapiro Snyder, Founder and President, WBL, and Senior Member, EpsteinBeckerGreen, PC
Join WBL Founder & President Lynn Shapiro Snyder for the kick-off of the WBL Summit! In this annual session, Lynn welcomes attendees to the Summit and sets the stage for the days to follow.

9:30 AM - 10:20 AM - Confessions of a Corporate Futurist: Coming Trends That Will Revolutionize Your Business

Speaker: Sheryl Connelly, Ford Motor Company
No one knows what the future holds and despite our best efforts to prepare for the unknown, the future plays out in unexpected ways. All too often, the success and failure of an organization comes down to its ability to manage uncertainty and effectively identify how external—and seemingly unrelated—trends could have significant impacts to one’s business. In this compelling keynote, Sheryl Connelly will reveal her secrets for how to think like a futurist and provide you with the expertise and strategies necessary for effectively anticipating change. From the 10 mega trends that could change the world as we know it before the year 2050 (which is a lot sooner than it seems), to perspective that will forever change one’s approach to long-term planning and strategy, Sheryl will discuss the insights necessary for organizations across industry sectors to thrive, innovate and remain relevant.

10:20 AM - 10:50 AM - Networking Break

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM - Preparing for tomorrow's workplace today: Leading through chaos, challenge and change

Speaker: Libby Gill, CEO, Libby Gill & Company and former entertainment industry senior executive
How do leaders help themselves and their teams tackle overwhelm and ambiguity? How do you keep your workforce energized and enthusiastic as they navigate massive change? In a changing world where chaos is the norm, Libby Gill will share actionable takeaways on what makes – and help you stay - the kind of relevant leader that people are proud to follow. As the former head of corporate communications and media relations for Sony, Universal, and Turner Broadcasting, Libby Gill was instrumental in creating and communicating culture change. She'll help us clarify our vision, increase our comfort with risk taking, and help you identify what skills keep you relevant, memorable, and marketable.

12:00 AM - 1:00 PM - Networking Lunch

1:15 PM - 2:00 PM - How Predictive Analytics are Revolutionizing Healthcare

Speaker: Colin Hill, Chairman, CEO & Co-Founder, GNS Healthcare
What happens when machine learning meets genetics?  The world has changed, and when it comes to using predictive analytics instead of actuarial data to help improve patient outcomes, the future of healthcare really is now.  Learn from Colin Hill, Founder of GNS Healthcare, an organization with technology that has dramatic business and patient care implications.  Colin will share how his technology differs from the others (think: Watson), how predictive data is the wave of the future, and his views on what health care will look like as we change the way we anticipate, treat, and cure disease.

2:15 PM - 3:45 PM - Peer Conferencing: Getting to Know You

In the first peer conferencing session, you will meet with a new group of participants, based on your location, to have a round-table discussion of industry topics, trends, and issues. Seek advice from the pool of experienced women at your table and make lasting connections. 

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM - Break for Private Meetings

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM - Membership Committee Meet-Up

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM - Sponsor Appreciation Reception (invitation only)

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM - Networking Dinner

This first dinner at the Summit is designed specifically to facilitate networking. Dinner will be served at stations, and we will encourage attendees to move about and meet new friends.

Thursday, March 22, 2018

6:30 AM - 7:30 AM - Morning Exercise Session

Clear your mind and prepare for the Summit with a morning exercise session.

7:30 AM - 9:00 AM - Breakfast

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM - Peer Conferencing: Relevance

10:00 AM - 10:20 AM - Networking Break

10:20 AM - 11:20 AM - How Tech Companies Are Disrupting Health Care Now

Moderator: Jodi Hubler, Managing Director, Lemhi Ventures
Panelists: Christine Greimann, Director of Market Development, DispatchHealth
How is health care being disrupted today?  Hear from 3 innovative startup companies who will share what they are doing to shake up and change our industry for the better.  They'll be interviewed by investing expert Jodi Hubler, Managing Director of Lemhi Ventures, who will share her insights and help us discover how we can be part of these companies' journeys to improve our health.

11:20 AM - 12:10 PM - Investors' Crystal Ball: Investing Now for Tomorrow's Healthcare

Moderator: Mary Modahl, Chief Marketing Officer, American Well
Panelists: Diane Daych, Managing Partner & Co-Founder, Granite Growth Health Partners
Kapila Ratnam, General Partner, NewSpring Healthcare Investment Team
Join a group of senior women in health care investing to hear more about what they are investing in right now and what they see as the future of health care. How are they discerning risk from opportunity, and what has surprised them about the last 5 years?  These smart women, moderated by Mary Modahl, Chief Marketing Officer of American Well, will also share how WBL members can work with these organizations: whether it's as a prospective board member, as an advisor, or if you want to get involved as a funder or executive.

12:10 PM - 1:30 PM - Networking Lunch

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM - Avoiding culture clash: getting your companies and consumers into the same comfort zone - Sponsored by Tivity Health

Speakers: Mary Flipse, Chief Legal and Administrative Officer, Tivity Health
Archelle Georgiou, President & CEO, Georgiou Consulting

Organizations and providers have one thing in common: both need to create the right culture to keep their customers happy and engaged. Whether your customers are patients, other businesses, or your employees, you have to get the culture right for any strategy or treatment plan to succeed, and today’s new dynamics have put consumers in the driver’s seat.  Who are your customers and how are you messaging or communicating with them?

Learn about the changing role of the consumer in health care and the role of the consumer today from Archelle Georgiou, a nationally recognized physician, advocate, advisor, and author who has spent the last 20 years learning and understanding what consumers want and need before authoring her new book, Healthcare Choices: 5 Steps to Getting the Medical Care You Want and Need.  Hear more from Mary Flipse, Chief Legal and Administrative Officer of Tivity Health (NASDAQ: TVTY), who led the company through a tremendous (and very successful) change and rebranding to result in high customer satisfaction.

2:30 PM - 3:00 PM - Networking Break

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM - Why would anyone want to be CEO? A Rockefeller Foundation Study

Speakers: Jane Edison Stevenson, Vice Chairman, Board & CEO Services; Global Leader, CEO Succession Practice, Korn Ferry
Evelyn Orr, Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, Korn Ferry

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM - Break for Private Meetings

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM - Advisory Board Meet-Up

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM - Dinner & Fun Activity

Friday, March 23, 2018

6:30 AM - 7:30 AM - Morning Exercise Session

7:30 AM - 9:00 AM - Breakfast

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM - The Future of Health Care

Moderator: Mary Grealy, President, Healthcare Leadership Council

The future of health care is now, but in an industry that is constantly changing, how are our companies keeping up? Hear from this panel of senior women leaders in health care talking about what excites, concerns, and will challenge them in the coming few years. This panel will combine perspectives from life sciences, a health plan, a major health system, and a service provider to hear what they hope the future holds and how they are preparing.

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM - Disruption is the Future


10:45 AM - 11:00 AM - SUMMIT CONCLUDES


*All session times, speakers, topics, and descriptions are subject to change