Digital Health and Biotech Discussion and Connecting

In this session, we will share the vision for the WINS, as well as the objectives and initiatives for the year. But this won't be a one-sided sharing - we want this to be collaborative so we can get your feedback and ideas on the focus areas and concrete next steps to enable us to build momentum for the WINS, make sure we are hitting your interests, and help you with your own goals. So bring your collaboration mindset, and let's have a fun and productive session!

This event occurs the second Wednesday of every month.

***No Recruiting or soliciting allowed at any WITI WINS Event. These events are for education and relationship building only***

Featured Speaker(s)

Emily Gallo is a senior vice president and general manager of Cardinal Health™ OptiFreight® Logistics, a leading provider of total healthcare logistics. Emily is leading the business through a critical transformation focused on building automated, technology-driven solutions that innovate the way healthcare supply chain leaders manage transportation logistics and control shipping spend.

Emily has been with Cardinal Health for eight years where she led executive customer engagement strategy and several medical product businesses including operating room and PPE portfolios. She served as co-chair of Cardinal Health’s PROUD employee resource group for LGBTQ+ employees and allies and served on the company’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion council.

Prior to joining Cardinal Health, Emily launched neonatal products at Abbott Nutrition, held sales, market research, and global competitive strategy roles at Merck & Co., and advised medical device manufacturers for Boston Biomedical Consultants (BBC). Relocating to Buenos Aires, Argentina, Emily led BBC’s Latin America book of business.

Emily holds a bachelor’s degree in physics from Bowdoin College and graduated with honors from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business with an MBA in healthcare management.

Renuga Devi Kathiresan has 10+ years of experience in Information Technology. She is currently working with Cardinal Health. She worked in large corporations managing applications in multiple domains involving Pharma, Banking and Insurance Services, and Retail. She is enthusiastic about building strong community for women in IT/Technology.

With a strong support system that is inclusive, shares, cares, motivates, and inspires women across all career levels. Being a first-generation immigrant, she believes coming together as a community, women can succeed by sharing experiences and building on skills. Renuga is also involved with volunteer organizations and women networks via her current company. She is passionate about building teams and exploring new technologies that brings out innovations.

Schedule of Events

I. Introductions (5 minutes) Welcome and thank everyone for joiningAsk each participant to introduce themselves briefly, including their name, role, and one thing you want everyone to know about themselves

II. Women in Technology International (WITI) Updates (5 minutes)Provide an update on any recent WITI initiatives, events, or newsInvite any participants to share their own WITI-related updates or experiences

III. Speaker Presentation (15 minutes)Introduce the speaker and topic of discussionAllow the speaker to give their presentationEncourage participants to ask questions or share their thoughts at the end of the presentation

IV. Breakout Rooms ((2 Rounds, 10 Minutes Each) Divide participants into smaller groups and assign them to breakout roomsInstruct participants to discuss the speaker's presentation, share their own experiences related to the topic, and get to know each other betterProvide some guiding questions to facilitate the conversation, if necessary

V. Wrap Up (5 minutes)Bring everyone back to the main meeting roomAsk each breakout room to share their main takeaways from the discussionThank everyone for attending, where to send comments and questions and encourage them to stay connected with each other and join WITI.