Joanne M. Conroy, MD, CEO and president of Dartmouth-Hitchcock and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health (D-HH), is partnering with health care leadership group Think Medium on Her Story – Envisioning the Leadership Possibilities in Healthcare. The audio/video podcast, which features a new female leader as its host each month, is developed by and for women in health care leadership. To date, Her Story has covered important topics such as women in the boardroom, launching a successful brand, rising above stereotypes, bridging education and delivery, and closing the racial and ethnic wealth gap.
“Challenges in our careers are not failures, rather they are opportunities to rethink and reset,” said Conroy. “We hope to inspire and expand on the national conversation surrounding the vision of female leadership in the ever-growing health care space.”
First, Conroy appeared as a guest with host Lynne Chou O'Keefe, founder and managing partner of Define Ventures on January 4. O’Keefe then passed the hosting duties to Conroy with her first episode as a host on January 6, featuring guest Kim A. Keck, current president and CEO of Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island and the incoming president and CEO of Blue Cross & Blue Shield Association.
Episodes will be released once a week throughout the month of January, and will include the following guests: Terry Fulmer, PhD, RN, FAAN, President and CEO of The John A. Hartford Foundation; Lisa David, President and CEO of Public Health Solutions and former Chief Operating Officer of Planned Parenthood; and Coleen Kivlahan, MD, MSPH, Professor, Family Community Medicine.
“Her Story podcast is designed for and about women leaders in health care,” said Gary Bisbee, PhD, co-Founder, chairman and CEO of Think Medium. “It is intended to expand women’s leadership vision of what is possible. In partnership with Dr. Conroy and her fellow Advisory Council members, we have created Her Story to reach out to women at all leadership levels to broaden their perspectives through exposure to successful women leaders.”
The inaugural episode of Her Story debuted in the fall, with Ceci Connolly, president and CEO of the Alliance for Community Health Plans and guest Nancy-Ann DeParle, managing partner and co-founder, Consonance Capital Partners and former assistant to President Barack Obama. The first three hosts of Her Story included Connolly; Julie Gerberding, MD, chief patient officer and executive vice president, Merck; and Lynne Chou O’Keefe, founder and managing partner, Define Ventures and formerly a partner at Kleiner Perkins.
Photo: Joanne M. Conroy, MD, CEO and President of Dartmouth-Hitchcock and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health.