LEADERS ALL: From left, Mort, Prestipino, Mason Boemer, Kimball and Michelman
“Change is everywhere – leading change is an absolutely essential skill.” With those words, Elizabeth Mort, MD, MPH, senior vice president of Quality and Safety and chief quality officer, kicked off the sixth annual Women in Leadership event, held Nov. 14 at the Wyndham Boston Hotel at Beacon Hill.
Some 200 attendees turned out to hear four MGH senior leaders share their experiences related to the night’s theme, “Inspiring Employees Through Change,” an event moderated by Mort. Panelists were Sally Mason Boemer, MHA, senior vice president of Finance;
Alexandra Kimball, MD, MPH, vice chair of Dermatology and senior vice president of Practice Improvement for the MGPO; Bonnie Michelman, CCP, CHPA, director of Police and Security and Outside Services; and Ann L. Prestipino, MPH, senior vice president for Surgical, Anesthesia, Emergency Services and Clinical Business Development.
“I encourage all of you to ask questions and become involved,” Prestipino said. “Getting involved in a committee or group you are interested in really is a wonderful way to grow and develop. There are so many ways to enrich your professional career here, and you should take advantage of all that the MGH has to offer.”
How to balance work and home life, how to inspire others, and how to seek – as well as accept – help from others were additional topics touched upon during the 90-minute presentation. “Instead of looking at change as being a burden, I love that the MGH sees change as a chance to be innovative,” Kimball said. “Here, when we encounter challenges and obstacles, we say, ‘Bring it on.’”
The annual event was hosted by the Women in Leadership Committee, a volunteer group of MGH managers focused on professional development of women at the MGH. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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