EP. 64 Time to move from discussion and into the DO.

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Laurie McGraw is speaking with Inspiring Woman Ann Barnes, CEO of IMO a healthcare company focused on data and insights.  Ann has purposefully built her teams to focus on diversity because this simply makes sense for her business.  She encourages other leaders to move from the discussion of DEI to doing the work of DEI.  As a senior leader she also believes it is both an imperative and a responsibility to pay it forward.  Early on she was struck by how few seats there were for women at senior tables and today she is committed to ensuring there are more of them.


Ann Barnes, Chief Executive Officer

Ann Barnes joined IMO in 2018 as Chief Executive Officer, leading the company’s day-to-day operations. In November 2008, she joined MedData as Vice President of Client Services and rose quickly to the position of Chief Operating Officer. In February 2013, Ann was promoted to President, then to CEO soon after. She also served on their Board of Directors.

Prior to MedData, Ann was Executive Vice President for the student loan division of Wachovia Bank, she led a national sales force for New Horizons Computer Learning, and held leadership roles with Avolent, an enterprise software solution for electronic bill payments.

Ann is a graduate of the University of the Pacific in San Francisco where she earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Marketing.

You can follow Ann on LinkedIn.

Read the transcript here.

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