Women’s Leadership Summit draws hundreds to annual conference

May 11, 2017  //  FOUND IN: News

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The U-M Medical School, along with the School of Public Health, Ross School of Business, and Michigan Medicine, hosted more than 350 leaders for the 3rd annual Leadership Summit for Women in Academic Medicine and Healthcare on May 1 and 2.

The summit was a day of networking, connecting and learning as leaders heard from two keynote speakers, attended transformational breakout sessions and spent the day with other leaders dedicated to the advancement of women.

Leaders who attended the pre-conference seminar on May 1 met with an executive coach to create a tailored development plan, reviewed a personal assessment, participated in two interactive sessions designed to accelerate their development and attended an exclusive breakout session.

During the awards luncheon, two leaders were honored. The first was Sonya Jacobs, chief organizational learning officer for U-M, who received the Rudi Ansbacher Leadership Award for Support of Women in Healthcare. The Outstanding Woman Leader in Healthcare Award went to Camara Jones, M.D., MPH, Ph.D., of the Morehouse School of Medicine.

A keynote address by Katty Kay, lead anchor for BBC World News America, inspired leaders to understand and use their confidence to be successful. Bertice Berry’s keynote address made attendees laugh and cry with her heartwarming and passionate message that “women should be as respected in the home as they are at work, and as loved at work as they are at home.”

The U-M Medical School will host the 4th annual Leadership Summit for Women in Academic Medicine and Healthcare on June 7-8, 2018. For the latest information, see the Leadership Summit website.