Equity in the Alley – Medical Alley Association

Women to Watch

Women of all backgrounds are leading health and wellness transformation, innovation and success to advance our industry, technologies and equity around the globe.  

In recognition of these advancements, we've reimagined our Women in Health Leadership Series to feature leaders who identify as women and represent health systems, startups, public policy groups, Fortune 500 companies and more. This speaker series is now called Equity in the Alley and starts back up on September 14, 2022, and there will be two more events before year end. 

During these events, you will be welcomed to the beautiful Hutton House at Medicine Lake to listen to dynamic speakers share their journey to leadership, inspire innovation and energize you to pursue your passions and ideas to transform healthcare. There will also be time to socialize, network and enjoy lunch with women of all identities and backgrounds. 

The Hutton House


SEPTEMBER 14, 2022

Featuring Dr. Lauren Powell, MPA, PhD

Vice President, US Health Equity & Community Wellness, Takeda Pharmaceuticals

For more than a decade, Dr. Powell has been immersed in broad and progressive leadership positions where she’s been unapologetically outspoken about racial injustices and health inequities. Her professional and personal experiences spearheading equity efforts in healthcare, state government, academia, and public health, make her a nationally sought after leader, speaker, and consultant on all things health equity. 

Nisha Botchwey

This event is sponsored by:

OCTOBER 17, 2022

Featuring Dr. Nisha Botchwey, PhD, MCRP, MPH

Professor and Dean, Russell M. And Elizabeth M. Bennett Chair in Excellence in Public Affairs, Humphrey School of Public Affairs

Nisha Botchwey, PhD is the dean of the Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota. As dean, Botchwey is the chief executive officer and chief academic officer of the Humphrey School, and is widely recognized for its success in advancing the common good in our diverse world through a comprehensive, world-class program. Botchwey is a collaborative academic leader and an accomplished researcher and educator working at the intersection of health and the built environment, with a special focus on youth engagement and health equity.

Natasha Chen

DECEMBER 7, 2022

Featuring Natasha Chen

Senior Vice President and General Manager, Global Healthcare, Ecolab, and Medical Alley Association Board Member

Natasha Chen is a results-oriented, strategic leader with recognized leadership successes, across multiple geographies including high-growth environments and sustainable business turnarounds. Her experiences span across multiple direct P&L ownership roles, to working collaboratively with internal business units in running various horizontal functions to support strategies and revenue growth.


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