Season 2 in Review

November 3, 2021


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Ivelyse Andino  00:09

I got really great advice from actually an advisor and investor who said, You’re not wrong, you’re just early.

Arielle Mir  00:17

There are leaders everywhere, even the ones who aren’t elected, who don’t sit in the C suite.

Karen DeSalvo  00:25

If you don’t trust me, as your doctor, we’re not going to get very far together in your health and your health outcomes. So a lot of my patients really helped me understand about listening.

Miriam Paramore  00:36

My encouragement is to women who are in technology, or women who are in anything, is to really believe in yourself and follow your intuition about what is right for you at that stage in your life.

Esther Farkas  00:48

You should always do your research, you should always do work. But this idea that everything that you say everything you write down has to be absolutely perfect and unimpeachable, I think just can paralyze people.

Peggy O’Kane  01:01

The thing is, I think people used to think, well, there’s quality, and then there’s health equity. And I think what this has shown us is that they’re really not to be separated, that health equity is the path forward on quality, that if you close those gaps, you’re going to have the biggest impact on quality.

Solomé Tibebu  01:21

There’s still stigma, don’t get me wrong, but particularly around mild to moderate anxiety, depression. Next generation is absolutely more comfortable talking about mental health.

Stephanie Hartselle  01:33

One of the things about me and probably a bit pathological about me is that when people tell me, I can’t do something, I say, oh, yeah, watch me, I will. For better or for worse, I’ll decide, if you think that I can’t do this, I’ll show you I’ll prove you wrong. And luckily, that’s led me down some really great paths.

Vinny Arora  01:52

The academic calendar starts before July 1, so I was welcoming new residents to the organization. And on the slide, I put “the almost Dean for medical education”, because I’m not the Dean for medical education. And I was like, well, here we go. If you’re nervous, think about how I feel. And so I think it’s good to have that human quality to it, so people understand that you’re you yourself are a work in progress.

Renee DeSilva  02:15

I would say anyone that I’ve ever worked with would not say that I suffer from confidence or that but there, there’s something to the role in the title that you just need to be mindful of as you settle in, and you just sort of continue to be you because that’s why you were hired. That’s why I was picked for the role.

Kimberly Manning  02:28

I do find that the double whammy of being a woman and a woman of color at the same time, it again, it just, it just pronounces people’s biases even more.

Christine Brocato  02:38

Even before I knew the term social determinants of health, I knew in my bones that if you were a person of color, there was a chance that you were not getting the same access to health care, and that there were social factors. Before I had the words, I saw it in my friends and in my neighbors. 

JaeLynn Williams  03:00

I think as a woman, when you are assertive and when you’re tough, it’s perceived differently than when you’re a man. So I think when you’re a man and you’re assertive, and you’re tough, people think, wow, they’re really a strong leader. And when you’re a woman, it’s kind of like, she’s she’s just mean.

Shikha Jain  03:19

We’re seeing slowly, slowly chipping away the systemic barriers that exist, because people who think the problem is them are now realizing the problem isn’t exactly them. The problem is exactly the system.

Parveen Parmar  03:32

If you’re going to do a job like being an emergency physician, people sometimes are not going to like you. If you’re gonna be a leader in any space, people are just not gonna like you sometimes. It’s got to be okay, it’s got to be okay.

Lauren Powell  03:43

Racism and addressing racism is a core and fundamental requirement for health equity work, right? If you want to skip around, and if you want to walk around the perimeter of that, and you don’t want it to speak about it head on, and not just speak about it, but actually work to deconstruct it, you are not doing health equity work.

Leana Wen  04:03

Public health is by definition invisible, because it’s about prevention, because you have prevented something from happening. But there is a real cost when the important work that you do is invisible, because then it becomes the first thing on the chopping block when it comes to budget time.

Katina Owens  04:20

Anytime you innovate, if your palms aren’t sweaty at least once or twice, you’re probably not innovating.

Megan Callahan  04:27

Medicare Advantage now increasingly, about 35% of plans nationally, also cover transportation. And I think we’re gonna see that increase more and more as people recognize the importance of social determinants of health in our healthcare ecosystem.

Amy Compton-Phillips  04:41

In the 21st century, I think data is the oil of our economy, and that how we use data and how we understand to take this incredible volume of information in and then leverage it to change what we do is the task that we have ahead of us.

Sumbul Desai  04:56

The biggest thing to take away for healthcare is go back to the fundamentals and remember, what’s the core of what you’re trying to deliver?

Vivian Lee  05:03

With the pandemic, we saw that all those telehealth barriers, that for years were really holding us back just fell literally overnight. And I think people are seeing also with just the economic impact of COVID on our healthcare system and on our economy, we have to figure out solutions faster.

Angela Lukin  05:23

In the end, if that’s something that you truly believe in, that can change the way in which we work can change and impact a patient’s life, you’ve got to have someone who’s going to be willing to champion that.

Manoja Lecamwasam  05:34

We strongly believe that successful innovation depends on our ability to build and form partnerships and coalition’s and cross industry collaborations. But for innovation to be successful, we need to overcome systemic barriers to care, such as, you know, health disparities due to social determinants of health and issues with access to care by marrying social community services with medical care, and to find innovative ways of how we can do that.

Arghavan Salles  06:01

There will be days when you’re a better mom than you are a doc and there will be days when you’re a better executive than you are a mom.

Arghavan Salles  06:08

We need to be intentional about cultivating our families. And we have to do that starting very early. And so that can look like egg freezing, it can look like embryo freezing, it can look like having kids during medical school, it can look like having kids during residency or fellowship, it can look any number of ways depending on what people want.

Kelsey Mellard  06:26

That time of being like six weeks pregnant in closing a Series A, it’s that weird window where no one really tells anyone yet and you’re feeling things out. It’s been really challenging when I’ve been kind of Googling around, like, “Founder CEO maternity leave”.

Jane Chao  06:45

If we start to think about the perfect timing, often, we probably just won’t make the first step. As I think about whether or not to have a second child, I start to get to the mold, like keep thinking and then realize there’s never going to be a time that I feel I’m ready, right? If I had the same thought, I probably would not have my first, have my son, which would be the worst decision I’ve ever made in my life.

Ariela Marshall  07:12

We would love for all medical students who want to freeze their eggs to have that ability. But if the insurance doesn’t cover it, then we’re essentially saying, hey, here’s something you can physically do to try and ameliorate this problem. But you may not be able to afford it because you’re also taking out loans to pay for medical school.

Anu Anuradhika  07:31

If I do really want equality at work, and if I really wanted to be teaching for women, I have to start at home first. And so it was a very honest conversation with my husband to say how are we gonna do this?

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