Summit - 2018 Agenda

Sara Holoubek is the CEO and founder of Luminary Labs, a strategy and innovation consultancy that works with Fortune 500, government, and non-profit leaders who seek to adapt their organizations to the technological, economic, political, and social norms of the 21st century.  
 
Her team is particularly passionate about addressing the problems that matter, such as stemming chronic disease, access to healthcare, pathogen detection, the future of work, closing the skills gap, digital transformation, eradicating labor trafficking, the advancement of science, piloting programs, new revenue streams, and moonshot investment thesis formation.
 
Ms. Holoubek is also an active adviser and investor. She has served on the inaugural RWJF Pioneer Fund Advisory Group, and founded Luminary Labs Ventures, which invests in early stage companies.
In 2016, Sara commenced her service on the Planning Committee for the Aspen Health Innovation Project. She also serves as the National Board Chair of Step Up, a non-profit that propels girls from under-resourced communities to fulfill their potential.

Ms. Holoubek holds a B.A. from the University of Iowa and an M.B.A. from HEC in France.

Sara Holoubek

CEO, Luminary Labs

In an effort to support clients make breakthroughs, Annie has created a method that is both belief- and behavior-based. It addresses the skill set as well as the mindset, approaching the obstacles from “inside out” which entails emotional release work, and combining it with practical “outside in” strategies that are aligned with clients’ value system.  She provides an oasis for busy New Yorkers and world citizens to pause, to reflect, to tune in to their own greatness, so that they can regroup for their next leap forward.  Annie has coached clients from around the world, and has helped them live a happier and more meaningful life, both personally and professionally. Clients hail from various walks of life – entrepreneurs, creative professionals, corporate employees, attorneys – and all ages, from 20-something to 75 years old.

Annie Lin

founder, New York Life Coaching

As Vice President of Corporate Communications for Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A. Inc., Sandy Rodriguez leads a team that oversees all corporate communications for the U.S. commercial business based out of Deerfield, IL. In this capacity, Rodriguez serves as a strategic advisor to the president of the company and her executive team on all communication issues related to business development, crisis communication, product milestones, change management, and global initiatives. She has served an instrumental role in multiple restructure initiatives, global and local acquisitions, product litigation and transformation initiatives.
 
Rodriguez has experience in the communications profession that spans the public and private sector. Before joining Takeda, Rodriguez served as a senior staff writer for Chicago Public Schools and as a reporter for the City News Bureau of Chicago. Additionally, she worked as an advocate for the community at Logan Square Neighborhood Association helping immigrant women establish themselves in the U.S. She also worked as an advocate for mushroom workers as part of the United Farm Workers.

Sandy Rodriguez

vice president, corporate communications, Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.

In her role as SVP, Strategic Development at Intouch Solutions, Jess focuses on business development and client strategy. She brings 15+ years’ consumer and healthcare marketing experience across account services and strategy, and is well versed in digital business transformation, innovation, insights and strategic planning, branding, positioning, digital marketing, CX and UX.

Before joining Intouch, in 2013, Jess founded her own marketing consultancy, Cretegic, focused on strategic planning, product development and digital experiences for brands and technology startups.

Prior, Jess held a leadership role at Havas Health (2009-2013) as SVP, Innovation and Strategic Planning and VP, GAS. She also previously held AS, GAS and VP, GAS roles at Grey (2005 – 2009).

Jess is an advisory board member of Rutgers Design Thinking Program, a member of the 4As Strategy Committee, AWNY, NY Women in Communications, Effies judge, contributor to Alleywatch, MM&M, SocialMediaWeekNYC, and a guest lecturer on digital marketing at Columbia Business School and NYU.

Jess Seilheimer

SVP strategic development bio, Intouch Solutions

Sierra Towers is the Executive Director of Respiratory Marketing at Boehringer Ingelheim. She joined Boehringer in a management rotational program and held a wide range of positions in marketing, compliance, federal channel, payor, institutional, consumer, digital and healthcare professional marketing. Prior to joining Boehringer, Sierra worked in the hospitality industry managing and owning restaurants and was responsible for all aspects of building the businesses; from concept creation to menu development through leading operations. In both careers, Sierra has built her brand and her teams on two beliefs: we must not only openly celebrate successes, but also celebrate and share failures so we learned and grow. She received a B.A. in International Relations from Boston University and an MBA from MIT Sloan School of management.

Sierra Towers

Sierra Towers, executive director, respiratory marketing, Boehringer-Ingelheim

8:30 AM - 9:00 AM

Registration

9:00 AM - 9:05 AM

Welcome

9:05 AM - 9:30 AM

Keynote Session

  • Keynote
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Women Leaders, the X- Factor in Healthcare Innovation

  • Panel

The healthcare industry is working vigorously to innovate their enterprises, unfortunately we are doing so lacking the diverse leadership needed to build the very innovation we seek. Be inspired by this panel of women impacting healthcare’s innovation ecosystem, and driving the dynamic strategies that are transforming healthcare as we know it.

Speaker(s)

  • Sara Holoubek is the CEO and founder of Luminary Labs, a strategy and innovation consultancy that works with Fortune 500, government, and non-profit leaders who seek to adapt their organizations to the technological, economic, political, and social norms of the 21st century.  
     
    Her team is particularly passionate about addressing the problems that matter, such as stemming chronic disease, access to healthcare, pathogen detection, the future of work, closing the skills gap, digital transformation, eradicating labor trafficking, the advancement of science, piloting programs, new revenue streams, and moonshot investment thesis formation.
     
    Ms. Holoubek is also an active adviser and investor. She has served on the inaugural RWJF Pioneer Fund Advisory Group, and founded Luminary Labs Ventures, which invests in early stage companies.
    In 2016, Sara commenced her service on the Planning Committee for the Aspen Health Innovation Project. She also serves as the National Board Chair of Step Up, a non-profit that propels girls from under-resourced communities to fulfill their potential.

    Ms. Holoubek holds a B.A. from the University of Iowa and an M.B.A. from HEC in France.

Sponsored by : Wunderman Health

10:00 AM - 10:20 AM

Networking Break

  • Networking Break
10:20 AM - 10:50 AM

My Path, My Story

  • Panel

This panel shares the rich experiences and varied paths to women’s leadership in healthcare marketing and communications. Be inspired by the narratives of a diverse group of female leaders making their mark in the healthcare industry. Hear the narratives behind their achievements.

Speaker(s)

  • In her role as SVP, Strategic Development at Intouch Solutions, Jess focuses on business development and client strategy. She brings 15+ years’ consumer and healthcare marketing experience across account services and strategy, and is well versed in digital business transformation, innovation, insights and strategic planning, branding, positioning, digital marketing, CX and UX.

    Before joining Intouch, in 2013, Jess founded her own marketing consultancy, Cretegic, focused on strategic planning, product development and digital experiences for brands and technology startups.

    Prior, Jess held a leadership role at Havas Health (2009-2013) as SVP, Innovation and Strategic Planning and VP, GAS. She also previously held AS, GAS and VP, GAS roles at Grey (2005 – 2009).

    Jess is an advisory board member of Rutgers Design Thinking Program, a member of the 4As Strategy Committee, AWNY, NY Women in Communications, Effies judge, contributor to Alleywatch, MM&M, SocialMediaWeekNYC, and a guest lecturer on digital marketing at Columbia Business School and NYU.
  • bio coming soon.
  • As Vice President of Corporate Communications for Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A. Inc., Sandy Rodriguez leads a team that oversees all corporate communications for the U.S. commercial business based out of Deerfield, IL. In this capacity, Rodriguez serves as a strategic advisor to the president of the company and her executive team on all communication issues related to business development, crisis communication, product milestones, change management, and global initiatives. She has served an instrumental role in multiple restructure initiatives, global and local acquisitions, product litigation and transformation initiatives.
     
    Rodriguez has experience in the communications profession that spans the public and private sector. Before joining Takeda, Rodriguez served as a senior staff writer for Chicago Public Schools and as a reporter for the City News Bureau of Chicago. Additionally, she worked as an advocate for the community at Logan Square Neighborhood Association helping immigrant women establish themselves in the U.S. She also worked as an advocate for mushroom workers as part of the United Farm Workers.
  • Sierra Towers is the Executive Director of Respiratory Marketing at Boehringer Ingelheim. She joined Boehringer in a management rotational program and held a wide range of positions in marketing, compliance, federal channel, payor, institutional, consumer, digital and healthcare professional marketing. Prior to joining Boehringer, Sierra worked in the hospitality industry managing and owning restaurants and was responsible for all aspects of building the businesses; from concept creation to menu development through leading operations. In both careers, Sierra has built her brand and her teams on two beliefs: we must not only openly celebrate successes, but also celebrate and share failures so we learned and grow. She received a B.A. in International Relations from Boston University and an MBA from MIT Sloan School of management.

Sponsored by : Intouch Solutions

10:50 AM - 11:20 AM

Career Advice and Negotiation Tactics

  • Panel

In the wake of movements like #TimesUp, Corporate America has been under pressure to improve corporate culture, increase diverse leadership, and ensure pay equity. With insights from MM&M’s 2017 Career and Salary Survey- we hone in on the later and discuss the gender pay gap that persists in pharma. Walk away with actionable insights from this panel of accomplished women, sharing career advice and negotiation tactics that will help you navigate the industry and become an exceptional leader.

Speaker(s)

  • In an effort to support clients make breakthroughs, Annie has created a method that is both belief- and behavior-based. It addresses the skill set as well as the mindset, approaching the obstacles from “inside out” which entails emotional release work, and combining it with practical “outside in” strategies that are aligned with clients’ value system.  She provides an oasis for busy New Yorkers and world citizens to pause, to reflect, to tune in to their own greatness, so that they can regroup for their next leap forward.  Annie has coached clients from around the world, and has helped them live a happier and more meaningful life, both personally and professionally. Clients hail from various walks of life – entrepreneurs, creative professionals, corporate employees, attorneys – and all ages, from 20-something to 75 years old.
  • bio coming soon.
11:20 AM - 11:40 AM

Mimosa’s & Mingle Mixer

  • Networking Break

 

11:45 AM - 12:15 PM

Awards Ceremony