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Advancing Women's Careers in Healthcare: Where Do You Want to Be? - September 21, 2022 (Hybrid)
Wednesday, September 21, 2022, 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM EST
Category: Events


Advancing Women's Careers in Healthcare:  Where Do You Want to Be?

(a hybrid event)

A panel discussion presented by 

The Boston Club's Healthcare Today Series

Hosted by


Wednesday, September 21, 2022


Program - 8:00AM - 9:00AM

Regis College - Atrium at the Fine Arts Center
235 Wellesley St, Weston, MA 02493

Reg and School St Members: No charge
Associate Members: No charge
Non-Members: No charge

Register no later than:
Monday, September 19, 2022

Hosted by:

Welcome to Healthcare Today, our latest program series, in which experts in corporate, nonprofit and community organizations explore a variety of healthcare topics relevant to women.  

Massachusetts is the hub of a diverse healthcare ecosystem that provides boundless opportunities for women senior leaders seeking to bring their careers to the next level.  The Massachusetts healthcare economy—driven by multiple sectors, including life sciences, renowned academic medical centers, institutions of higher learning, healthcare technology and digital health, and a range of health services companies—undoubtedly has generated a broad pool of highly talented and qualified women.  These women are “leaning in” to demand greater representation with respect to senior leadership positions, Corporate boards, and venture capital funding.  Join our first in-person healthcare series event of the year to learn tips from our highly accomplished panelists on how to drive your career to the next level.

Our panelists will discuss the following topics:

  • Getting Appointed to a For-Profit Healthcare Organization Board of Directors
  • Transitioning from Academia or Clinical Practice to a Biotech/Pharma or Consulting Role
  • Women-led Startups and Access to Investor Funding

Our Moderator:
Megan Ann Greenfield, PhD; Partner; McKinsey & Company 

Megan is a leader in McKinsey’s Healthcare Practice. A biotech researcher by training, she brings an exceptional understanding of the technical and business complexities of healthcare to her client work. Megan has extensive experience in designing and implementing pricing and go-to-market strategies, as well as in making efficiency-driven operational improvements. She is adept at helping clients build the processes, tools, organizational structures, and individual capabilities to actualize those strategies.

 Megan’s clients include providers (ranging from large health systems to ancillary service providers), pharmaceutical and medical-device companies, and private-equity firms. Her work with investors primarily involves portfolio-company transformation, but she also helps evaluate potential assets for investment.

An advocate for diversity, equity, and inclusion in business, Megan leads McKinsey’s diversity and inclusion initiatives—both within the firm and beyond. She regularly presents insights from Women In the Workplace, an annual research study conducted by LeanIn.Org and McKinsey. In partnership with local organizations in Massachusetts, Megan leads executive roundtables on how to recruit, promote, and retain women leaders. She is committed to ensuring that clients and corporate leaders not only understand gender issues in the workplace but also are taking actions to close the gender gap.

 Our Panelists:

Alison Taunton-Rigby, Ph.D., O.B.E. Director & Trustee Healthcare, Life Sciences and Financial Services

Alison Taunton-Rigby is a well-known executive, leader and entrepreneur in the world of healthcare, life sciences and financial services. She has served as a Director on a number of public, private, college, foundation, non-profit, ESOP and mutual fund boards, and currently sits on the boards of Blumont Inc., TetraGenetics Inc., the International Women’s Forum Global Board, and Boston Children's Hospital. Alison has served as President and CEO of several public and private biotechnology companies (Mitotix, Cambridge Biotech Corporation, Aquila Biopharmaceuticals) and held senior executive positions at Biogen and Genzyme.

In addition, Alison is a member of the Board of Trustees, Simmons University, and of Boston University School of Public Health, Health Law, Policy & Management Advisory Board, a former Director and Chair of MassBio, and of the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO), a Director Emeritus of the Biomedical Science Careers Program, a past Director of the Massachusetts Women's Forum. In 2005 she was appointed by the Governor to the Massachusetts Biomedical Research Advisory Committee (stem cell research) and in 2008 to the Scientific Advisory Board, Massachusetts Life Science Center.

Laurie Halloran BSN, MS CEO & Chairwoman of the Board, Halloran Consulting Group, Inc. 

Laurie Halloran founded Halloran Consulting Group in 1998. Her time as a pediatric ICU nurse had inspired her to start a company that helps move new therapies through FDA processes to get them into the hands of patients desperately in need. By providing a strategic development team, innovative start-up companies could have access to world-class expertise at a fraction of the cost.  Since its humble beginnings, Halloran has grown into a leading consultancy of like-minded experts who are dedicated to improving human health by making life science companies better at what they do.

 As a passionate advocate for workforce development and women in leadership, Laurie started early in her career with these efforts as she established and developed Worldwide Training capabilities within Clinical Operations at PAREXEL International Corporation during the 10 years of the company’s rapid growth into a leading international Contract Research Organization. Her efforts have continued for 25 years, partnering with local and global trade associations and educational institutions to create entry points into the life science community in Massachusetts.

Laura Davis, Ph.D. Managing Director and Boston Chapter Lead, Golden Seeds 

Laura Davis, Ph.D. leads the Boston chapter of Golden Seeds, one of the largest angel networks in the country, with an exclusive focus on funding women entrepreneurs. Dr. Davis has 20+ years of experience as an academic scientist, with expertise in genetics and cell/molecular biology. She did her doctoral work with Nobel laureate Gunter Blobel at the Rockefeller University, before moving to the Whitehead Institute/MIT as a Helen Haye Whitney Fellow and Lucille P. Markey Scholar. As a faculty member in the Howard Hughes Medical Institute/Department of Genetics at Duke Medical School, and subsequently at the Rosensteil Center at Brandeis, she ran an active research lab and taught at the undergraduate and graduate level. She has published numerous scientific papers and authored several reviews. She is currently a board observer for Concerto Biosciences, and co-chairs the Golden Seeds National Health Care Group.

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Reg and School St Members: No charge
Associate Members: No charge
Non-Members: No Charge

* PLEASE NOTE: Reservations are required for all events. No-shows and walk-ins will be billed at the rate established for the event. For this event, in-person reservations and cancellations will be accepted until 12:00 PM, Monday, September 19, 2022.



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