GIC HIMSS Women in Leadership Event - Playing to Win in Business

May 18, 5:30pm, CDT - 8:30pm, CDT
5 Roses Pub - MB Financial Park              
5509 Park Place, Rosemont, IL 60018
Validated parking is available - see map
NEW!  Benefiting The Boulevard
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Valuable for all men and women of the GIC HIMSS Community! Join us on May 18th as we celebrate Women in Leadership with guest speaker Shirley Weis. Shirley went from the bedside to the boardroom in her nursing career, becoming a senior leader at Mayo Clinic, one of the most famous healthcare organizations in the world. Her success wasn’t due to luck but to an understanding of the rules of the game of business.  

"Survive AND Thrive!"  Over the years, Shirley Weis has done just that- with class and savvy, insight and tenacity, and personal courage and professional conviction. Shirley Weis reminds us that leadership is a life journey, wth both the potholes and mountain top experiences along the way. Her book reflects her lessons learned on a remarkable journey.  Shirley Weis reminds us that leadership is a life journey, with both the potholes and mountain top experiences along the way.*

Ms. Weis was Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer (the chief operational executive) for Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. Her work involved overseeing 60,000 employees and coordinating overall institutional strategy and operation of Mayo Clinic’s $9 billion healthcare system.

Shirley Weis has held a number of clinical and administrative leadership positions in her career including chair of Administrative Services for Mayo Clinic in Arizona, chair of the Mayo Clinic Managed Care Department, executive director (CEO) for Mayo Management Services, Inc., chief operating officer (COO) for Blue Care Network Mid-Michigan and emergency services manager for a Lansing, Mich., healthcare system.  

She is an accomplished speaker and author.  Her new book, Playing to Win in Business, has received an eLit Gold Award for Business and is #1 in the Amazon Women and Business category. Based on her award-winning book, Shirley will bring actionable leadership insights to our GIC HIMSS attendees.

*Lou Anna K Simon, Ph, D.President, Michigan State University (Amazon Editorial Review)