Inspiring Women with Laurie McGraw

Inspiring Women with Laurie McGraw

Professional. Polished. Accomplished. Thoughtful. Made It. Ready to Make It.

Trailblazers Drs. Marjorie Rallins and Holly Miller leading the way to interoperability || EP. 165

Laurie McGraw is speaking with Inspiring Women Drs. Marjorie Rallins and Holly Miller who are experts in the space of data standards setting and the landscape of interoperability.   Both Marjorie and Holly have devoted their expertise and careers towards building the infrastructure and plumbing that fuels the clinical data information highway so that clinical data is trustworthy, […]
July 9, 2024

Celebrating Pride with Melissa Bell || EP. 164

Laurie McGraw is speaking with Inspiring Woman Melissa Bell, long time health tech executive ad CCO of Enliven Health. For Melissa, working hard was obvious and natural. She was always one to raise her hand for the next challenging assignment which gave her the reputation of being the company’s go to person for the most […]
June 26, 2024

We Don’t Need to Pathologize Messiness. Drs. Sipra Laddha and Jenny Schneider on the Home[ward] Grown Mentorship Series || EP. 163

  Laurie McGraw is speaking with Inspiring Woman Dr. Jenny Schneider about the new Home[ward] Grown program to elevate women founders and leaders that was launched last year. Dr. Sipra Laddha, CoFounder and CEO of Luna Joy discusses her experience with the program. Jenny is very vested in female founders and believes that the worn […]
June 11, 2024

Jami Youmans on the importance of a strong network. || EP. 162

Laurie McGraw is speaking with Inspiring Woman Jami Youmans, President and CEO of HealthEco. Jami is an athlete and expected to be seven feet tall when she grew up and likely playing professional basketball.  It was her sincere curiosity that led her to healthcare and building her company HealthEco.  In this 2024 WBL (Women Business Leaders) Series […]
June 4, 2024

“It has to be us.” Denielle DeWynter on making time for the next generation of women leaders. || EP. 161

Laurie McGraw is speaking with Inspiring Woman Denielle deWynter, CFO and SVP of Hearst Health.  Denielle has spent twenty years in finance and half of them in various Hearst businesses.  It’s the mission driven focus that Denielle finds so meaningful, making this her best position so far.   In this 2024 WBL (Women Business Leaders) Series, Denielle […]
May 29, 2024

Kristin Rodriguez on Guiding the Hero’s Journey || EP. 160

Laurie McGraw is speaking with Inspiring Woman Kristin Rodriguez.  Kristin is many things, and one of those things is that Kristen is funny.  Don’t confuse her quick wit and humorous approach to career trajectory (a winding path indeed!) with anything less than her seriousness in how she expects to help Heroes.  Who are the Heroes?  The people […]
May 21, 2024

Innovation Leader. Mid-Careerist. Happy Mother’s Day Emily Fry!! || EP. 159

In this 2024 WBL (Women Business Leaders) Series, Emily talks about her leadership journey from the point of view of a “mid careerist”.  Today she is leading innovation operations at Geisinger.  Her path to leadership was not a clear straight journey and she credits her prior diverse experience to giving her the confidence to lead […]
May 14, 2024

Michelle Wright: Payer executive. Mom, first and foremost. || EP. 158

Laurie McGraw is speaking with Inspiring Woman Michelle Wright.   In this 2024 WBL (Women Business Leaders) Series, Michelle begins our conversation talking about what it means to play the long game.  She has always been in Maryland and for nearly thirty of those years she was a senior executive at Carefirst BlueCross BlueShield.  To play the […]
May 7, 2024
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Inspiring Women with Laurie McGraw

Professional. Polished. Accomplished. Thoughtful. Made It. Ready to Make It.

“Inspiring Women” is an interview show hosted by Laurie McGraw.

30 years of leadership in both commercial companies and non-profits has taught Laurie one thing: Women need women. Women need Inspiring Women.

Hear short-form interviews every week from Inspiring Women who are at the pinnacle of their careers and Inspired Women who are just starting out.


Laurie McGraw

Laurie McGraw

Welcome to Inspiring Women.

I am your host, Laurie McGraw. Professionally, I have established my career in leadership positions at both high growth commercial companies and non-profits. For the past five years, I have been serving as a Senior Vice President at the American Medical Association. This follows twenty plus years leading health information companies where I was able to bring innovative technology to healthcare.  I am very proud of the work I do where I have the opportunity to enact change in healthcare and make an impact.

I have always been driven at work – dreaming big, working hard, making a difference.

One of my passions over the years has been working with many women, as a mentor, coach or friend, to support, challenge or even inspire. I firmly believe that women need to hear the stories, the advice, the guidance from other women as we all navigate our career paths and try to make a positive impact in the world. And so now, this podcast.

Who is this podcast for?

It is for you. You, if you are just getting started in your career adventures; you, if you are at the pinnacle of your career; you, if you are somewhere in between. Oh, and this podcast is also for me. It is a wonderful opportunity to speak with many remarkable and inspiring women!

You can find more about my professional background here. When not working, hopefully, I am outdoors or otherwise relaxing in Boulder, Colorado or Big Sky, Montana with my husband, friends, or our two grown children.

I hope you enjoy this podcast.

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