As you may have read in previous blog posts, the Women’s Resource Group was founded at PatientPop with the goal of promoting more cross-functional collaboration, creating a fantastic work environment for women, and fostering strong work relationships. A few months ago, the group read Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In to learn about her professional journey. Their discussions sparked an idea to plan an event in which employees could learn more about our own women in leadership.
The panelists included Caitlin Reiche, VP of Strategy, Michelle Shotts, VP of Customer Success, Lacey Plache, Lead of Data Science, and Carla Nichols, Senior VP of Operations & Customer Success. The discussion was moderated by our Co-CEO, Luke Kervin, and he asked questions pertaining to the concept of work/life balance, the challenges women face when rising up in the ranks, and the sacrifices mothers specifically may have faced to be professional leaders. The conversation provided the opportunity to learn from executive team members on a more vulnerable level and hear about the hurdles they have overcome to get to where they are today.
“I found that their insights were not only valuable for women in the workplace, but also for anybody who is just starting their professional career."
Words of wisdom intermixed with entertaining real-life stories made for an evening as entertaining as it was inspiring.
“It truly felt like a community coming together. At the end of the discussion, it was clear that a combination of determination, vulnerability, openness, and persistence was the recipe that led these strong women to be successful.” – Ari Tabak, Director of Customer Support