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Inspiring Women with Laurie McGraw

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EP. 88 Narrowing decisions is key as a CEO, but hard when you’re a scientist

Laurie McGraw is speaking with Inspiring Woman Dr. Yael Katz, CEO of BrainCheck which is focused on democratizing cognitive health.  Yael began her career in academia as a neuroscientist.  After the work of ...
June 29, 2022
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EP. 87 Putting a spotlight on inequities and where they originated

Laurie McGraw is speaking with Inspiring Woman Alice Benjamin, aka Nurse Alice.  She may have wanted to be an accountant but when her father said she would become a great nurse, she changed ...
June 20, 2022
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EP. 86 Start-up whirlwind. Cementing your place at the table.

Laurie McGraw is speaking with Inspiring Woman Cassie Smith, Chief of Staff for Wellvana Health.  When Cassie moved to Nashville, she wanted to work at HCA and she did.  When she received a ...
June 15, 2022
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EP. 85 Reflections from Dr. Susan Bailey, AMA’s 175th President

Laurie McGraw is speaking with Inspiring Woman Dr. Susan Bailey, practicing allergist/immunologist and lifelong advocate for patients through her work in advocacy.  As the 175th President of the American Medical Association, Dr. Bailey ...
June 10, 2022
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EP. 84 Keeping your sense of self, with a capital F

Laurie McGraw is speaking with Inspiring Woman Afsaneh Naimollah, Managing Partner of XEN Partners and Silicon Valley-based healthcare technology executive who has advised over 1000 companies in her thirty years in healthtech.  Afsaneh ...
June 8, 2022
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EP. 83 Gunning for that extra 2%

Laurie McGraw is speaking with Inspiring Woman Sanjida Chowdhury, Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer of Fresenius.   Sanjida prides herself as an executive on not just towing the company line but partnering with ...
June 3, 2022
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EP. 82 Big tech, big data and knowing your WHY.

Laurie McGraw is speaking with Inspiring Woman Dr. Amy Abernethy.  As a leader, physician, researcher, author, public servant, speaker, advocate, and more, Dr. Abernethy’s storied career centers on her WHY.  As an oncologist ...
May 24, 2022
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EP. 81 Today’s Leadership Requirements: Empathy, Kindness, Resilience.

Laurie McGraw is speaking with Inspiring Woman Erica Jain, CEO and CoFounder of Healthie.  Erica created Healthie back when she was in business school.  She is someone who cares about leaving the world ...
May 18, 2022
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EP. 80 Mentoring Series: Ning Mosberger-Tang and Chui-Ki Chen

Laurie McGraw is speaking with Inspiring Women NING MOSBERGER-TANG and CHIU-KI CHAN in this Mentoring Series episode.  Ning and Chiu-Ki have a number of things in common.  Both began their careers as developers ...
May 9, 2022
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EP. 78 The importance of being cheeky.

Laurie McGraw is speaking with Inspiring Woman Michaela Griggs, CEO of Southern California Reproductive Center.  Over Michaela’s career, she found herself on the leadership track in a global company – this meant international ...
April 28, 2022
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EP. 79 Mentoring Series: Monique Terrell and Brande Martin

In this Mentorship Series episode, Laurie McGraw is speaking with Inspiring Women Monique Terrell, a Senior Director at the College of American Pathologists and Brande Martin, a Director at Covetrus.  Monique and Brande ...
April 25, 2022
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EP. 77 Mentoring Series: Helen Figge and Alexis Balingcongan

Laurie McGraw is speaking with Inspiring Women Helen Figge and Alexis Balingcongan in this Mentoring Series episode.  Helen and Alexis are both clinicians working in the healthcare tech industry and are involved in ...
April 18, 2022
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EP. 76 Mentoring Series: Kicking Off with Pam Pure

Laurie McGraw is speaking with Inspiring Woman Pam Pure, experienced digital health executive and CEO/CoFounder of Posterity Health.  And importantly, for many years she has also been a personal friend and mentor to ...
April 6, 2022
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EP. 75 Sage advice from Dr. Cheryl Rucker Whitaker: Get involved, join your professional society, and be expert.

Laurie McGraw is speaking with Inspiring Woman Dr. Cheryl Rucker-Whitaker, CEO of Complete Care Management Partners.  Dr. Whitaker is used to breaking new ground, focusing on care management before care management was cool; ...
March 30, 2022
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EP. 74 So many questions!!!!! Curiosity can indeed be your superpower.

Laurie McGraw is speaking with Inspiring Woman Sara Sweat, Head of Customer Success of Incredible Health, a new type of staffing company focused on nursing.  Sara talks about how her background in in ...
March 28, 2022
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EP. 73 Move fast. Sure. But DO NOT break things. This is patient care.

Laurie McGraw is speaking with Inspiring Woman Lucia Huang, CEO and CoFounder of Osmind, a company focused on the future of mental health with an EHR as well as an engagement and outcomes ...
March 21, 2022
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EP. 72 On what’s next with Dr. Jenny Schneider

Laurie McGraw is speaking with Inspiring Woman Dr. Jennifer Schneider, CEO and CoFounder of Homeward, a company focused on “re-architecting care delivery in markets for people who do not have quality care starting ...
March 7, 2022
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EP. 71 Resolving challenges: Focus on the human side

Laurie McGraw is speaking with Inspiring Woman Patrice Wolfe, CEO of AGS Health, a global revenue cycle technology, analytics and services company.  Patrice was only a few months in at AGS before the ...
March 3, 2022
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EP. 70 “Use this year to manifest greatness.”

Laurie McGraw is speaking with Inspiring Woman Kelli Clifton Ogunsanya, a healthcare leader over a network of community health centers. In addition to her work serving the population needs of underserved individuals and ...
February 28, 2022
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EP. 69 Facts are facts. If you led it, managed it, did it….. Own it!

Laurie McGraw is speaking with Inspiring Woman Lisa Rangel, CEO and Founder of Chameleon Resumes.  During this time of great workforce shifts, Lisa has advice for how to be noticed and not forgotten ...
February 7, 2022
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EP. 68 Early Lessons: Understand how you will be evaluated

Laurie McGraw is speaking with Inspiring Woman Johanna Fic, a Senior Manager of Engagement Delivery at Salesforce.  Johanna is a technology consulting professional with experience helping clients in the consumer products industry, oil ...
January 18, 2022
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EP. 67 Dr. Nicole Christian Brathwaite on being trauma sensitive and aware

Laurie McGraw is speaking with Inspiring Woman Dr. Nicole Christian Brathwaite, who works with under-served children and families in the area of mental health.  Dr. Christian Brathwaite is concerned about the mental health ...
January 10, 2022
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EP. 66 Today’s new power couple looks like this. Meet Team CJ.

Laurie McGraw is speaking with Inspiring Women Corbin Petro and Jessica Gelman, founders and CEOs of Eleanor Health and Kraft Analytics Group respectively.  As a married couple, Corbin and Jess jokingly refer to ...
January 3, 2022
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EP. 65 When the door to leadership opened for Abby Sears, she carried a sense of great responsibility with her.

Laurie McGraw is speaking with Inspiring Woman Abby Sears, President and CEO of OCHIN, a nonprofit health care innovation center designed to provide knowledge solutions that promote quality, affordable health care for all.  ...
December 17, 2021
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EP. 64 Time to move from discussion and into the DO.

Laurie McGraw is speaking with Inspiring Woman Ann Barnes, CEO of IMO a healthcare company focused on data and insights.  Ann has purposefully built her teams to focus on diversity because this simply ...
December 9, 2021
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EP. 63 Author Stacey Vanek Smith on Machiavelli for Women

Laurie McGraw is speaking with Inspiring Woman Stacey Vanek Smith, acclaimed business and economics correspondent for NPR and author of Machiavelli for Women: Defend Your Worth, Grow Your Ambition and Win the Workplace.  ...
December 6, 2021
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EP. 62 Seeing yourself in others gives you permission and pride to show up as your true self.

Laurie McGraw is speaking with Inspiring Woman Rona Matthew, a leading woman in marketing and entertainment and currently a senior product marketing manager at TikTok.  Rona’s career has already been an adventure from ...
November 29, 2021
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EP. 61 Guiding principles means putting the patient at the center for Dr. Dana Zanone.

Laurie McGraw is speaking with Inspiring Woman Dr. Dana Zanone, a family medicine physician who has been implementing technology solutions for most of her career.  Now she wants physicians to have less time ...
November 22, 2021
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EP. 60 Take the bounce. Janet Dillione tells women, now is NOT the time to be timid.

Laurie McGraw is speaking with Inspiring Woman Janet Dillione.  Janet is an incredibly accomplished executive in healthcare that is focused, at this stage of her career, on leaving healthcare better than when she ...
November 15, 2021
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EP. 59 Finding purpose and fusing interests. Katie Goodman on being a millennial.

Laurie McGraw is speaking with Inspiring Woman Katie Goodman.  Katie is a podcast host, an influencer (in the world of soccer), a business owner, a yoga instructor, PR consultant and several other things.  ...
October 31, 2021
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EP. 58 The job of the First is not to be the Last.

Laurie McGraw is speaking with Inspiring Woman Dr. Patrice Harris.  Dr. Harris speaks about what it means to be the first, one of the first, the only …..African American woman in so many ...
October 31, 2021
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EP. 57 Group think is just a bad investment. Women need to start playing in venture.

Laurie McGraw is speaking with Inspiring Woman Julie Castro Abrams, founder and CEO of How Women Invest and How Women Lead.  For over 30 years, Julie, who describes herself as a social justice ...
October 18, 2021
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EP. 56 Get into the READY position.

Laurie McGraw is speaking with Inspiring Woman May Busch, a sought after executive coach, speaker, advisor, and author.  May was just one more incredibly smart, talented, hardworking financial analyst at Morgan Stanley when ...
October 4, 2021
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EP. 55 Every conversation is a potential opportunity. Natalie Davis knows how to listen AND bring her own ideas to the table.

Laurie McGraw is speaking with Inspiring Woman Natalie Davis, CEO and Co-Founder of United States of Care.  Natalie has been working to improve people’s lives and opportunity for health for nearly two decades.  ...
September 27, 2021
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EP. 54 Risk taking is a whole lot easier with a trusted support system. Just ask Miruna Sasu.

Laurie McGraw is speaking with Inspiring Woman Miruna Sasu, PhD, and Chief Strategy Office of COTA, Inc.  Always a risk taker, Miruna thrives on the challenges of pursuing big ideas and changing something ...
September 20, 2021
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EP. 53 Be willing to say YES.

Laurie McGraw is speaking with Inspiring Woman Fran Ayalasomayajula.  She still doesn’t understand why it took a pandemic to embrace telehealth but she urges us to continue to accelerate and to double down ...
September 13, 2021
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EP. 52 Emotional intelligence, demonstrating inclusivity and being inspirational –leaders today need to up their game to retain top talent.

Laurie McGraw is speaking with Inspiring Woman Sarah Oremland.  She is an executive coach and leadership development consultant but considers herself a Business Psychologist.  Sarah discusses what today’s high-performance teams need to engage ...
September 8, 2021
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EP. 51 When the Mrs. Kellys’ saw something in that girl in the garage. Today, Dr. Natasha Sheybani has her sights on eradicating cancer.

Laurie McGraw is speaking with Inspiring Woman Dr. Natasha Sheybani, a scientist focused on irradicating cancer. Natasha Sheybani, PhD, serves as Senior Scientist at the Focused Ultrasound Foundation, where her role involves supporting ...
September 3, 2021
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EP. 50 Diversifying the cap table is a hard problem without an easy solution. Chrissy Farr tells women to “find your tribe.”

Laurie McGraw is speaking with Inspiring Woman Chrissy Farr, a San Francisco-based health-tech investor with a background in journalism. Chrissy is a Principal at OMERS Ventures having joined in 2020 and is focused ...
August 30, 2021
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EP. 49 Developing personal mastery – the key to making change or improving any system.

Laurie McGraw is speaking with Inspiring Woman Dr. Insha Haque, a family medicine doctor in New Hampshire who has led a life of service in addition to serving her patients today. Dr. Insha ...
August 23, 2021
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EP. 48 Pay it forward and give back, Sound advice from Marie Lamont.

Laurie McGraw is speaking with Inspiring Woman Marie E. Lamont, President and Chief Operating Officer of Inteliquet, a clinical trials technology company. Marie E. Lamont is responsible for the overall ...
August 17, 2021
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EP. 47 Changing Course. When Dr. Alexis DiGasso saw the impact of trauma on young children, something clicked. And she changed her mind about previous career plans.

Laurie McGraw is speaking with Inspiring Woman Dr. Alexis DiGasso, a psychologist/postdoctoral fellow practicing in Rhode Island. Dr. Alexis DiGasso is a Postdoctoral Fellow in clinical psychology at Providence Behavioral Health Associates. Dr. ...
August 12, 2021
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EP. 46 From Denmark to the US. Dr. Monica Bolbjerg is confident in her vision to change how patients engage with their physicians.

Laurie McGraw is speaking with Inspiring Woman Dr. Monica Bolbjerg, Chairman, CEO and Founder of Qure4u. Dr. Bolbjerg is a doctor, an entrepreneur, and a digital health pioneer. As a young physician, Dr. Bolbjerg ...
August 2, 2021
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EP. 45 It took shadowing 1000 physicians to get from the ground floor to being the expert. Alerie Stiles is on a mission to improve healthcare for physicians.

Laurie McGraw is speaking with Inspiring Woman Alerie Stiles, a Vice President at TSI Healthcare.  Alerie self describes as being ON A MISSION TO IMPROVE HEALTHCARE FOR PHYSICIANS 👨🏻‍⚕️👩🏻‍⚕️AND PATIENTS ...
August 2, 2021
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EP. 44 Need a sounding board in a safe space? Create one.

Laurie McGraw is speaking with Inspiring Woman Dr. Hena Waseem, a Resident Physician and Neurologist who recently completed her Masters of Public Health from Dartmouth.  Dr. Waseem currently in the Leadership and Preventive Medicine ...
July 19, 2021
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EP. 43 Find and pursue what excites YOU. Dr. Renee Bovelle has done just that.

Laurie McGraw is speaking with Inspiring Woman Dr. Renee Bovelle, an ophthalmologist, business owner, educator, cyber security expert, organized medicine leader, and more.  How does she do it all?  She ...
July 19, 2021
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EP. 42 “I haven’t stopped learning.” And neither should you. Sheila Talton worked her way from the admin desk to the board room by stretching herself and always being prepared.

Laurie McGraw is speaking with Inspiring Woman Sheila Talton.  Corporate executive Sheila G. Talton was born on October 12, 1952 in Cleveland, Ohio. As a teenager, she became involved in ...
July 12, 2021
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EP. 41 If you’re not living on the edge, you’re taking up too much room.

Laurie McGraw is speaking with Inspiring Woman Denise Brosseau.  Denise understands what it takes to be a thought leader, an influencer and how to build your career through experience and expertise.  ...
July 6, 2021
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EP. 40 Dr. Bridget Duffy took that good advice, faced her fear of public speaking and began to use her voice.

Laurie McGraw is speaking with Inspiring Woman Dr. Bridget Duffy. Bridget Duffy, M.D.,is the Chief Medical Officer for Vocera. As Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Duffy plays a key role in ...
June 28, 2021
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EP. 39 This Swiss Shark uses a winning formula to build companies and evaluate them when they come to the Tank.

Laurie McGraw is speaking with Inspiring Woman Bettina Hein.  Bettina Hein is a serial software entrepreneur that has built technology companies in both Europe and the United States. She is ...
June 28, 2021
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EP. 38 Motivated by mission. Meghan Krueger vaccinates the homeless. It is stressful, rewarding and an honor.

Laurie McGraw is speaking with Inspiring Woman Meghan Krueger.  Meghan Krueger, RN. Registered Nurse at Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program You can follow Meghan on LinkedIn. Read the ...
June 21, 2021
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EP. 37 It started at the lemonade stand. Brook West found her passion for driving business at an early age.

Laurie McGraw is speaking with Inspiring Woman Brook West.  Brook West, Chief Commercial Officer LinkedIn As a successful P&L leader, Brook leads the enterprise sales function for Carrum Health. She ...
June 21, 2021
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EP. 36 Environment. Women. Leadership. Dr. Sabina Shaikh understands that these important areas are all related.

Laurie McGraw is speaking with Inspiring Woman Dr. Sabina Shaikh.  Dr. Sabina Shaikh is the Director of the Program on Global Environment and an Associate Senior Instructional Professor in Environmental ...
June 14, 2021
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EP. 35 In a race with Elon Musk. Gender parity? It’s not that complicated.

Laurie McGraw is speaking with Inspiring Woman Dorri McWhorter.  Dorri is in a race with Elon Musk, whether he knows it or not.  There is a 30-year plan to get ...
June 14, 2021
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EP. 33 The pandemic may have cost Maya Inozemtseva the job she loved, but it did not take her passion.

Laurie McGraw is speaking with Inspiring Woman Maya Inozemtseva, a physical therapist and home health therapist.  Maya found her calling with physical therapy from an early age and pursued the ...
June 7, 2021
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EP. 34 Lara Dodo has stopped with the self-doubt. “If it doesn’t make sense to you, then it doesn’t make sense.”

Laurie McGraw is speaking with Inspiring Woman Lara Dodo.  Working across different fields and industries has meant a lot of learning for Lara.  One of the most important learnings has ...
June 7, 2021
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EP. 32 Moving at the speed of need. Van Ton-Quinlivan’s longtime approach to business proved to be pandemic ready

Laurie McGraw is speaking with Inspiring Woman Van Ton-Quinlivan.  Years of experience across public, private and non-profit sectors did not prepare her for how to handle launching her business just ...
May 24, 2021
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EP. 31 Hello world, meet Joané Booth.

Laurie McGraw is speaking with Inspiring Woman Joané Booth, who is passionate about engaging with communities of color in her work at the Michigan League of Conservation Voters.  She entered ...
May 24, 2021
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EP. 30 Only 2.3% of all venture funding went to female founders last year. Kristen Valdes changed her pitch to land her Series A.

Laurie McGraw is speaking with Inspiring Woman Kristen Valdes who shares lessons she has learned in building her company b.well Connected Health. Kristen Valdes, the founder and CEO of b.well ...
May 20, 2021
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EP. 29 Dr. Ying Sun is a first-generation Asian American postdoctoral scholar. Being a good ally means understanding the individual.

Laurie McGraw is speaking with Inspiring Woman Dr. Ying Sun.  Dr. Sun is a first-gen, Asian American postdoctoral scholar.  She believes people need to see the whole individual to be ...
May 10, 2021
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EP. 28 We can all make a difference. Carrie Valiant asks us to do more to promote others even while following our own stars.

Laurie McGraw is speaking with Inspiring Woman Carrie Valiant.  Carrie has always been focused on outside interests during her long tenure practicing law.  She thinks the best career advice is ...
May 10, 2021
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EP. 27 Waiting to be asked wasn’t working so well for Valerie Sullivan. So she practiced asking instead. Now she’s the CEO.

Laurie McGraw is speaking with Inspiring Woman Valerie Sullivan who is a big believer in practice, practice, practice.  She also believes you have more power than you think and tells ...
May 10, 2021
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EP. 26 Treat yourself like the professional you are. And get in the game.

Laurie McGraw is speaking with Inspiring Woman Nancy Ham who has been leading and growing companies for years.  If you are hesitating in your career, Nancy has some advice for ...
May 3, 2021
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EP. 25 Be as you are. Show up 100%. Diane Adams lives by these words.

Laurie McGraw is speaking with Inspiring Woman Diane Adams.  Diane’s life work has been focused on culture.  And by embracing the hard, she also believes you can make the world ...
May 3, 2021
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EP. 24 One foot in front of the other… how Dr. Nicole Neal managed family, job, community service, and additional degrees. Now she wants to help other women realize their dreams.

Laurie McGraw is speaking with Inspiring Woman Dr. Nicole Neal, who pursued additional degrees while still focusing on her career, community and family.  She also aims to help other women ...
May 3, 2021
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EP. 23 Star individual contributor to Manager is a big step. And that means incorporating different styles to build high performance teams.

Laurie McGraw is speaking with Inspiring Woman Rebecca Marks, a Senior Finance Manager at Grainger headquartered in Chicago. Becca has been at Grainger for nearly ten years in a variety ...
April 26, 2021
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EP. 22 “Reality: Challenges are out there. Maritza Diaz chose to ignore them.”

Do not be distracted.  Maritza Diaz wants her kids to be proud of Mommy.  She is busy creating jobs and doesn’t have time for doubters.  Laurie McGraw is speaking with ...
April 26, 2021
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EP. 21 Sow positivity and just keep working…… Dr. Suzet McKinney’s plan when confronting brick walls and cement ceilings.

Laurie McGraw is speaking with Inspiring Woman Dr. Suzet McKinney, who shares her best advice for how to handle and break through roadblocks. Dr. Suzet McKinney, a nationally recognized public ...
April 26, 2021
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EP. 20 Those gray areas of harassment, pay equity. Real issues. Real advice.

Laurie McGraw is speaking with Inspiring Woman Susan Gross Sholinsky, an expert on those workforce issues that still exist and really matter. Susan Gross Sholinsky gives employers the tools they ...
April 19, 2021
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EP. 19 Playbook for career growth in a pandemic as a new mom? Doesn’t exist. This attorney is writing her own.

Laurie McGraw is speaking with Inspiring Woman Nancy Gunzenhauser Popper, attorney and new mother who talks about the importance of her network and a supportive work environment. NANCY GUNZENHAUSER POPPER is ...
April 19, 2021
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EP. 18 It was a wake up call when her daughter wanted to drop out of STEM in high school. Now, Gavriella Schuster wants you to BeCOME an ally.

Laurie McGraw is speaking with Inspiring Woman Gavriella Schuster, a veteran executive with ideas and a plan to solve gender equity. Gavriella describes her BeCOME framework and urges all of ...
April 19, 2021
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EP. 17 “Just start somewhere….” Amy Christensen’s advice on how to build your network, a key to unlocking opportunity.

Laurie McGraw is speaking with Inspiring Woman Amy Christensen, one of private equity’s Most Influential Women of Today and Tomorrow. Amy Christensen is a Partner and founding member of The ...
April 12, 2021
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EP. 16 This astrophysicist started dreaming big when she “broke math” at age 8. Katie Melbourne is about to launch a $9B telescope. And she is just getting started.

Laurie McGraw is speaking with Inspiring Woman Katie Melbourne, systems engineer and astrophysicist, ultramarathoner, and PhD to be. Katie Melbourne is a Systems Engineer at Ball Aerospace working on the ...
April 12, 2021
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EP. 15 “Convene, understand, amplify, elevate.” More than a mantra – a purposeful approach to professional development for this inspiring attorney.

Laurie McGraw is speaking with Inspiring Woman Sumi Pitroda, an attorney with the AMA with a clear vision that supporting women is key to growing her own career while building ...
April 12, 2021
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EP. 14 “Women’s libber” may have been her label early on, but it’s her badge of honor now. This scholar/thought leader tells us why Feminism and Feminist principles are simply good business.

Laurie McGraw is speaking with Inspiring Woman Dr. CV Harquail, author of Feminism:  A Key Idea in Business and a lifelong advocate for feminism. CV Harquail, PhD, Author, Feminism: A ...
April 5, 2021
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EP. 13 Dr. YiDing Yu describes the ingredients for explosive success: Care a lot, Work hard, Be good at what you do, and Bring your passion….

Laurie McGraw is speaking with Inspiring Woman Dr. YiDing Yu, practicing physician, executive, serial entrepreneur, YiDing Yu, MD, Chief Medical Officer Dr. YiDing Yu, MD, is a practicing physician and ...
April 5, 2021
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EP. 12 Stay in the Game. How being curious and treating every assignment as an opportunity led Donna Thompson to success.

Laurie McGraw is speaking with Inspiring Woman Donna Thompson, RN, MS, CEO of Access Community Health Network, one of the largest FQHC networks in the country serving 180,000 patients across ...
April 5, 2021
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EP.11 From the White House to today’s hottest start up, Caitlin Fleming shares her best advice: Get in the room where it happens….

Laurie McGraw is speaking with Inspiring Woman Caitlin Fleming, Chief of Staff at Transcarent. Caitlin Fleming is Chief of Staff at Transcarent where she leads strategic initiatives and advises on ...
March 29, 2021
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EP. 10 A lifelong advocate for women’s health, Dr. Barbara Levy’s keys to success include advocating for yourself, mentoring others, and taking leadership opportunities.

Laurie McGraw is speaking with Inspiring Woman Dr. Barbara Levy, a lifelong advocate for women’s health. Barbara Levy, M.D., FACOG, FACS, is a lifelong advocate for advancing the quality of ...
March 29, 2021
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EP. 9 Faster than FEMA!!! This young professional forced herself to face fear and self- doubt which has led to real opportunity and incredible results.

Laurie McGraw is speaking with Inspiring Woman Kelsey Prestesater who discusses how she forces herself to pursue new opportunities even when that means facing the uncomfortable. Kelsey Prestesater is a ...
March 29, 2021
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EP. 8 Being one of the first female engineers at Google taught Ning to think big. Now she wants your help protecting democracy.

Laurie McGraw is speaking with Inspiring Woman Ning Mosberger-Tang, an activist and community organizer. Ning has a background in computer science and has worked for a number of years in ...
March 22, 2021
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EP. 7 Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the mouth… How this rising star dusted off and regrouped after a pandemic forced her to change course.

Laurie McGraw is speaking with Inspiring Woman Amy Boerger who is learning the ropes of sales having started off in communications. Amy is a 2014 SUNY Oswego graduate, earning her ...
March 22, 2021
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EP. 6 Have a strategy when you’re the only woman at the big boys’ table. You deserve to be there, and you deserve to be heard.

Laurie McGraw is speaking with Inspiring Woman Joanne Burns an accomplished C suite executive and board member.  She didn’t get where she is today by being silent, and when she ...
March 15, 2021
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EP. 5 She didn’t start in digital medicine, but she’s driving it now. When Meg Barron had the opportunity, she took it.

Laurie McGraw is speaking with Inspiring Woman Meg Barron Vice President of Digital Health Strategy at the AMA. Meg is passionate about driving change by collaborating with physicians, technology leaders, ...
March 15, 2021
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EP. 4 Practicing her craft. Communicating clearly is just another step in the scientific method for this molecular biologist.

Laurie McGraw is speaking with Inspiring Woman Emily Blair a fifth-year Molecular Biology Ph.D. candidate. Emily Blair graduated from Pepperdine University with a B.S. in Biology. As an undergraduate, she ...
March 15, 2021
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EP 3: Dr. Aletha Maybank talks about what drives her passion. Being deeply rooted in health equity and health justice requires clarity, energy, and following your gut.

Laurie McGraw is speaking with Inspiring Woman Dr. Aletha Maybank, Chief Health Equity Officer & Group Vice President at the American Medical Association. Aletha Maybank, MD, MPH currently serves as ...
March 8, 2021
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EP 2: What are the 10 best practices for advancing women in business? Hear from Lynn Shapiro Snyder, she wrote the book!

Laurie McGraw is speaking with Inspiring Woman Lynn Shapiro Snyder, Board Member and Senior Member of Epstein Becker Green Lynn Shapiro Snyder is a Board Member and Senior Member of Epstein ...
March 8, 2021
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EP: 1: Let’s Get Started! Those first big decisions are never easy. Hear from Inspiring Woman Chelsea Pauga now back to school after that first job out of college.

Laurie McGraw is speaking with Inspiring Woman Chelsea Pauga, a Master’s student at the University of Chicago. Chelsea Pauga is an early career professional currently studying for her Master’s in ...
March 8, 2021
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About 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.

Host

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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