Women's Leadership is a crucial point to address when discussing healthcare and health tech innovations. Women account for 71% of the healthcare workforce globally and 59% of all medical, biomedical, and health sciences graduates. Yet, only 25% serve in healthcare leadership positions (Mousa M. et al, 2021)
In this event session, C-level women from the healthcare and health tech sectors who operate as partners, industry executives, CEOs, and clinicians will share how they address challenges and biases in the workplace, as well as how supporting a diverse decision-making process can enhance the promotion of healthcare and health tech innovations.
As usual, the second part of the event includes a unique networking session, where you can connect with the brightest founders, VCs, and clinical innovators working in digital health and bio. You will also have the opportunity to register for our Office Minutes, private, 5-minute one-on-one sessions with key representatives from our hosts as well as Silicon Valley Bank and Wayra Germany.
Don't miss out on meeting the brightest digital health and healthcare founders, VCs, and clinical innovators. We are waiting for you!
Meet our Speakers
Joanna Wardzinski(moderator) is a Head Tech Lead and Operations, International Healthcare at Amazon Web Services. Before joining AWS, she worked as a Microsoft Business Manager and a Senior Economic Advisor and Policy Analyst for the Government of Canada. Joanna holds an MBA in Business Administration from INSEAD and an MA in Economics from York University.
Dr. Simone Seiter(panellist) is a Senior Partner at Simon-Kucher & Partners, focusing on supporting companies in successful commercialization and driving brand growth. She strategically advises senior decision-makers in the Healthcare and biopharmaceutical industry at a global level. Simone is also an Independent Director of the Board of GenSight Biologics, a clinical-stage gene therapy company. She is a certified dermatologist and holds a PhD in combination with an MD from the University of Heidelberg, as well as an MBA in Business Administration from the University of Applied Science Neu Ulm.
Dr. Nana Bit-Avragim(panellist) is a digital health builder and strategist working as Senior Manager - Life Sciences and Healthcare at Deutsche Post and DHL’s Blockchain Center of Excellence. Previously, she worked for international startups like ScienceOpen and Medicinisto, as well as successfully developed and executed a broad scope of networking platforms and innovation programs between academia, SMEs, ventures and industry at Charité Foundation, Singularity University, and Brandenburg Medical School. Nana holds a PhD in combination with an MD in cardiovascular medicine from Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine and a mini-MBA from York University.
Prof. Dr. Angela Relógio(panellist) leads the group of Circadian Medicine and Systems Biology and is Head of the Institute for Systems Medicine and Bioinformatics at the Medical School Hamburg, where she teaches Systems Medicine. In addition, she is a group leader at the Molecular Cancer Research Centre and Institute for Theoretical Biology at the Charité Medical University of Berlin and is establishing her startup, TimeTeller. Angela is an Engineer by background and holds a joint PhD in biomedical sciences from the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) in Heidelberg and the University of Lisbon; Angela has also completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the EMBL and did her habilitation in Molecular Biology and Bioinformatics at the Charité Berlin.