The Only One in Heels: Female Leadership in STEM

WITI Boston is proud to present Heather Lavoie, chief strategy officer for Geneia, on April 19. Heather will talk about her own journey into the technology field, major influencers along the way, and the work that Geneia is doing in the healthcare field, particularly in wearable computing.

Heather leads Geneia’s strategic mission to create solutions using data for actionable insights to predict and improve patient outcomes, reduce costs, and enable management care collaboration.

During this presentation, we’ll get a real-time look at Geneia’s wearable device to monitor patient vitals, and hear about the industry’s efforts to keep up with changing demographics, technology, and healthcare delivery methods. As with other industries, healthcare is working to leverage the growing power of technology, including Big Data, analytics, and the Internet of Things, to improve its results.

You’ll be inspired by Heather’s perspectives on breaking into a male-dominated industry and rising to the ranks of upper management to the extent that she often has been “the only one in heels.”

Before the presentation, there will be time for networking with your peers. Beverages and light appetizers will be served. Join us for an inspiring and educational evening and learn more about the role of wearables and other technology in the future of healthcare.

Featured Speaker(s)

Heather Lavoie began her career in computer programming and over nearly 30 years has led everything from start-ups, health plan and provider organizations, to initiatives that improve healthcare use and delivery. Prior to her current role, Heather served as a vice president of product development, delivery, and engineering. She is currently chief strategy officer for Geneia, and also has accountability for the sales, marketing, legal, human resources, and client relations functions. To learn more about Heather, click here.

Schedule of Events

5:30 pm - Registration and Networking
6:15 pm - WITI Welcome and Introduction
6:30 pm - “The Only One in Heels” Presentation
7:30 pm - Raffle Prizes
7:45 pm - Networking
8:30 pm - Event Ends

Meeting Notes

Light appetizers and beverages will be provided. If you or your company wish to host or sponsor an event please ask one of the leadership team members listed here. Thank you for your interest.