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Culture and Innovation: How Women Will Influence the Future Healthcare Workforce

Thu, Feb 21, 2019   5:30 PM - 11:59 PM

MATTER, Chicago, IL

Culture and innovation provide a distinct competitive advantage in business. Join us to discuss how women, partnerships, and innovation are influencing the future healthcare workforce.

HBA Chicago-Northern Suburbs presents

Culture and Innovation: How Women Will Influence the Future Healthcare Workforce

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Event contact

Patricia Jassak





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The healthcare landscape continues to evolve dynamically. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, women make 80 percent of health care decisions in the United States. We’ve seen more changes in healthcare in the past year than we have over the past few decades. Women are driving innovation and growth through our leadership, behaviors and preferences. Join us at the innovative healthcare incubator MATTER for an evening with Accenture to explore how gender parity, culture and innovation intersect and are driving how the future healthcare workforce will be shaped.

5:30 - 6:30 PM    Registration and networking
6:30 - 6:45 PM    Welcome and announcements
6:45 - 6:55 PM    MATTER- A community of healthcare innovators who aspire to heroic change
6:55 - 7:10 PM    “Accenture’s Impact on the Future Healthcare Workforce Culture”
7:10 - 7:45 PM    Panel discussion: “Startups and Founders- From Concept to Reality”
7:45 - 7:55 PM    Q & A
7:55 - 8:00 PM    Event wrap-up
8:00 - 8:30 PM    Networking

Registration information
Event is open to: HBA members and nonmembers
Online registration deadline: 21 February 2019
Onsite (walk-in) registration: Is allowed
    Onsite registration is not recommended. If you choose to register onsite, please arrive at least fifteen
    minutes early and be prepared to use your smartphone/mobile device to complete the transaction.
    Only credit card payments are accepted. Nonmembers are advised to create an HBA profile
    prior to arriving.

This event is nonrefundable.


Featured speakers

Kyoko Crawford

CEO and founder


Wendi Lau

Vice President of Operational Improvement & Reporting Excellence

Astellas Pharma US, Inc.

Yewande Maduekwe

Interactive Life Sciences Lead at Accenture


Monica Vajani

Director of Strategic Partnerships


Kate Wolin

Chief Science Officer

Interactive Health


Learning objectives

1. Explore the impact of gender parity on the future of the healthcare workforce.
2. Reflect on how an innovation concept can become a reality.
3. Gain insight into how an innovative healthcare incubator (matter) can unite stakeholders in assessment and development of a new innovation.


Registration information

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 Registration NamePrice LevelRegular

 1 - Regular registration

 1 - Regular registrationMember$40.00
 1 - Regular registrationMember - Euro€34.00
 1 - Regular registrationNon-Member$65.00
 1 - Regular registrationNon-Member - Euro€56.00

 2 - Accenture / MATTER employee registration

 2 - Accenture / MATTER employee registrationMember$40.00
 2 - Accenture / MATTER employee registrationMember - Euro€34.00
 2 - Accenture / MATTER employee registrationNon-Member$40.00
 2 - Accenture / MATTER employee registrationNon-Member - Euro€34.00

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