EP. 88 Narrowing decisions is key as a CEO, but hard when you’re a scientist

Laurie McGraw is speaking with Inspiring Woman Dr. Yael Katz, CEO of BrainCheck which is focused on democratizing cognitive health.  Yael began her career in academia as a neuroscientist.  After the work of grants and publications, she determined that she wanted her output to be more tangible.  A detour to management consulting taught her a lot, including that […]

EP. 87 Putting a spotlight on inequities and where they originated

Laurie McGraw is speaking with Inspiring Woman Alice Benjamin, aka Nurse Alice.  She may have wanted to be an accountant but when her father said she would become a great nurse, she changed course.  Her father, a veteran, lost the battle to heart disease and as Alice was helping navigate his care, translating for her mother, she saw […]

EP. 86 Start-up whirlwind. Cementing your place at the table.

Laurie McGraw is speaking with Inspiring Woman Cassie Smith, Chief of Staff for Wellvana Health.  When Cassie moved to Nashville, she wanted to work at HCA and she did.  When she received a call to be employee #3 at a small primary care start up, she surprised even herself when she said YES.  Start ups may seem glamorous […]

EP. 85 Reflections from Dr. Susan Bailey, AMA’s 175th President

Laurie McGraw is speaking with Inspiring Woman Dr. Susan Bailey, practicing allergist/immunologist and lifelong advocate for patients through her work in advocacy.  As the 175th President of the American Medical Association, Dr. Bailey is completing forty years of leadership service in organized medicine.  She claims “I still don’t know what I want to be when I grow up” […]

EP. 84 Keeping your sense of Self, with a capital S

Laurie McGraw is speaking with Inspiring Woman Afsaneh Naimollah, Managing Partner of XEN Partners and Silicon Valley-based healthcare technology executive who has advised over 1000 companies in her thirty years in healthtech.  Afsaneh continues to be energized about healthcare stating it is a bottomless pit of learning.  Having done over 150 M&A transactions, she has sage advice for […]

EP. 83 Still going for that extra 2%

Laurie McGraw is speaking with Inspiring Woman Sanjida Chowdhury, Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer of Fresenius.   Sanjida prides herself as an executive on not just towing the company line but partnering with her business leader counterparts to achieve greater company objectives.  Empathy is core to her leadership approach.  Working harder to ensure that she can achieve the […]