Women in Health Leadership, Presented by U.S. Bank, Featuring Cindy Kent – October 1, 2024

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Join us on October 1st for our next Women in Health Leadership event, featuring Cindy Kent, Healthcare Executive/Corporate Director, and sponsored by IQVIA.

We host this event series each year featuring leaders who identify as women and represent health systems, startups, public policy groups, Fortune 500 companies, and more. Women in Health Leadership celebrates the women who are leading health and wellness transformation—advancing our industry, technologies, and equity around the globe.

To start the event, you will have an hour of networking time over fresh coffee and tea. As we sit down for breakfast, special guest speaker Cindy Kent will share her journey to leadership, inspire innovation, and energize you to pursue your passions and ideas to transform healthcare. There will also be time for a Q&A with Cindy at the end of the event

This event is sponsored by U.S. Bank and IQVIA MedTech

Cindy Kent, Healthcare Executive / Corporate Director

Cindy Kent is an innovative healthcare executive and corporate director with a proven track record of leading commercial operations and enterprise transformations at Fortune 500 companies and venture-backed technology startups. A highly strategic and agile leader, she is renowned for inspiring teams amidst complex change and disruption. A recognized commercial powerhouse, she consistently delivers unrivaled value creation with a demonstrated ability to see around corners to identify solutions, unlock opportunities and formulate as well as to lead the execution of pragmatic operational plans that meet diverse and evolving customers’ needs.

Most recently, Kent was the Chief Operating Officer at Everly Health—the digital health company at the forefront of the virtual diagnostics care. Prior to Everly Health, Kent was the Executive Vice President & President of Senior Living Community Operations for Brookdale Senior Living—America’s largest senior living company.

Kent is an independent director with Accolade which provides personalized, technology-enabled solutions and a member of the Nomination and Governance committee. She was also a member of Best Buy Co.’s Board of Directors, 2018 to 2020 and served as a member of the Finance and Investment Policy as well as the Compensation and Human Resources committees. Over her career, Kent has held leadership roles with increasing responsibility at Eli Lilly, Medtronic and 3M, where she led unprecedented revenue and margin growth.

Kent has been recognized for her commitment to excellence in the workplace and her community. Directors & Boards named Kent a “Director to Watch” in its August 2021 Annual Report. In its 2020 and 2022 editions, Savoy Magazine named Kent one of the “Most Influential Black Executives in Corporate America.” In 2018, she was named Lead360’s “Executive of the Year,” in 2017 Black Enterprise Magazine named her one of the “Top 100 Most Powerful Women in Business” as well as one of the “Most Powerful Executives in Corporate America”. Kent was recognized as a “Top 35 Women Leaders in Healthcare” by the Women’s Health Leadership TRUST in 2014. She is a Henry Crown Fellow of the Aspen Institute.

Kent received dual Masters degrees from Vanderbilt University—a Masters of Divinity in Pastoral Care & Leadership as well as her MBA in Marketing. She completed a BS in Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences from Northwestern University. 

Event Details


Tuesday, October 1, 2024


Interlachen Country Club
6200 Interlachen Blvd
Edina, MN 55436


7:00 – 8:00 AM: Registration & networking
8:00 – 9:30 AM: Breakfast & program


Table of 10 - Medical Alley Member: $895
Table of 10 - Non-Partner: $1,750

Individual Ticket - Medical Alley Member: $99 
Individual Ticket - Non-Partner: $199 

Hosting a Table is a great way to invest in your team’s engagement, relationships, and learning. 
You will get a reserved table of 10 at the event, company listed on this event page, and included in event promotion.

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