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Fall Leadership Mentoring Conference, 2012
(15th Annual )

Successful Strategies for Women in Academic Medicine
(This conference is made possible through the generous funding of the Dean of the School of Medicine and a grant from the Trustees' Council of Penn Women)

Date: October 19, 2012 (Friday)
7:30 AM - 3:55 PM
Hall of Flags, Houston Hall
Perelman Quadrangle, 3417 Spruce Street

*Registration Fee: $20
Payment (cash or check* only please) at the event.

* Please make checks payable to "Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania" and indicate in memo portion "2012 FOCUS Fall Conference."


Leadership at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine recognizes the importance of women in academic medicine and supports various initiatives that address recruitment, retention, promotion, and overall job satisfaction for women medical faculty. In 1997, with support from the School of Medicine, FOCUS expanded its original mission in order to address the national data that show that, relative to their male colleagues, women medical faculty are over-represented in the junior ranks and are less likely to attain promotion or tenure. The overall program, FOCUS on Health & Leadership for Women, maintains a dual mission: to support the advancement and leadership of women in academic medicine, and to promote education and research in women's health.

This conference, Successful Strategies for Women in Academic Medicine, is designed to promote the retention and advancement of women faculty as they face the opportunities and challenges of careers in medicine and biomedical research at Penn. Through plenary sessions and interactive workshops, faculty will have opportunities for skill building, mentoring and networking designed to support their career progression.

Upon completion of the conference, participants should be able to:

  • Discuss current trends, challenges and opportunities in academic medicine

  • Learn about institutional (Penn Medicine and CHOP) planning to meet the potential impact of health care reform

  • Gain tips and strategies to address some of the historic work-life obstacles for women in academic medicine

  • Explore leadership through the lens of different personality types

  • Develop a vision of work that matches individual strengths and values

  • Understand how innovation pushes institutional change

  • Establish networking relationships that foster support, growth and professional success

AUDIENCE:This event is open to all women faculty, instructors, lecturers, fellows and residents at Penn Medicine: MDs & PhDs; all Penn women in academic medicine in any rank or track or department are welcome to attend.


7:30 – 8:00

Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:00 – 8:10

Stephanie Abbuhl, Executive Director, FOCUS Program


8:10– 9:15

Health Care Reform:Implications and Strategies
for the Future Delivery of Healthcare
Madeline Bell & Peter D. Quinn

This session will describe how Penn Medicine and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia are planning for the future, based on the potential impact of Health Care Reform on reimbursement and health care delivery.

9:15 – 9:25


9:25 – 10:50

Blueprinting Women for Success
Deborah Epstein Henry

In today’s competitive workplace, it is no longer enough to be a top-notch professional. What are the intangibles that differentiate those who thrive and those who wither? During this session, Penn women in academic medicine will consider five areas where women professionals historically stall. These include: 1. Mentoring and sponsorship; 2. Promotion and self-promotion; 3. Work/life balance and flexibility; 4. Networking; and, 5. Leadership. After gaining a better understanding of the challenges, attendees will learn tangible steps to better navigate the obstacles. Attendees will leave the program, armed with feedback and inspiration, to develop the skill sets they need to achieve their personal and professional goals.

10:50 – 11:15

Annual Award Presentation & Tributes
Stephanie Abbuhl

Special Tributes
Honoring Phoebe Leboy and Annemarie Weber

2012 FOCUS Award for the Advancement of Women in Medicine

11:15 – 12:05

Lunch & Networking  


12:05 – 1:00

Personality and Leadership
Adam M. Grant

To lead and manage effectively, we need a clear understanding of ourselves and others. However, many faculty members make systematic mistakes in assessing themselves and those around them. This session focuses on developing a more accurate portrait of our patterns of thought, feeling, and action at work. You will gain new insights for motivating people, choosing roles and delegating tasks, and composing, designing and managing teams.


1:00 – 2:30

Job Crafting
Adam M. Grant

Many of us end up allocating our time and energy at work in ways that don’t fully match our interests, strengths, and values. This workshop focuses on developing a more ideal but still realistic vision for your job. The workshop starts by asking you to map the basic building blocks of your job, and then reconfigure your job to create better alignment between what you do every day and your interests, strengths, and values.

Dr. Grant has conducted this workshop with thousands of leaders and employees in corporate, military, government, academic, and nonprofit settings, and recently completed a randomized, controlled experiment demonstrating that it increased the happiness and effectiveness of Google managers and employees.

2:30 – 2:35



2:35 – 3:45

Leading Innovation to Dramatically Transform an Organization
Roy M. Rosin

Intuit had a history of innovation, from its beginnings with Quicken through TurboTax and QuickBooks.  But from the early days, Roy and Intuit's founder Scott Cook had discussed the reality that they had far more failures than successes, and while that alone wasn't worrisome, the fact that they didn't know what led to the good outcomes vs. the disappointing ones was troubling.  Further, as of 2003, growth was coming from older products and their pipeline of new opportunities wasn't encouraging. 

At that point, Intuit's CEO asked Roy to take the lead in figuring out how to systematically innovate for impact while growing an entrepreneurial culture.  Over the following 7 years, Intuit developed a framework for innovation that drove dramatic outcomes.  Intuit increased new product releases by a factor of 6x, the time required to get a new idea to market fell 75%, and shareholder returns were 3x Google's and 33x the S&P 500.  Academic thought leaders referenced Intuit as they only company they knew capable of consistently reproducing innovation success.

In this talk, Roy will tell the story of Intuit's journey and lessons learned in both leading innovation and executing against new opportunities.  From creating the environment in which innovation can flourish through adopting new methods of rapid experimentation, best practices emerged that can be applied in other organizations by organizational leaders and thought leaders seeking to drive meaningful change.

3:45 – 3:55

Wrap Up/Feedback on Conference
Stephanie Abbuhl



A grant to FOCUS from the Trustees' Council of Penn Women has been dedicated toward our guest speaker honoraria.


Deborah Epstein Henry, Esq.
Founder & President
Law & Reorder
A Division of Flex-Time Lawyers LLC

BookCoverPhoto.jpgDeborah Epstein Henry is an internationally recognized expert on workplace restructuring, talent management, work/life balance, and retaining and promoting women. Debbie has garnered visibility for her work from The New York Times, NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams, The Wall Street Journal, National Public Radio, The National Law Journal, among numerous others.Her initial work in this arena was sparked from the status of women in the legal profession. She is the author of LAW & REORDER: Legal Industry Solutions for Restructure, Retention, Promotion & Work/Life Balance, the #1 best selling ABA Flagship book for 2011.Debbie is also an Advisor to the Task Force for Talent Innovation, a private sector task force focused on helping corporations, in a full spectrum of industries, leverage their talent across the divides of gender, generation and culture. A former practicing litigator, Debbie is President of Flex-Time Lawyers LLC, a consulting firm she founded in the late 1990s. Her firm is well known for running Best Law Firms for Women with Working Mother magazine – a national survey to select the top 50 law firms for women and report on legal profession trends. Debbie received her B.A. from Yale and J.D. cum laude from Brooklyn Law School. She clerked for the Honorable Jacob Mishler in the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York. Debbie is married and the mother of three sons, ages 16, 14 and 11.

Adam M. Grant, PhD
Associate Professor of Management
The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

AdamGrant.jpgAdam Grant is an award-winning teacher, researcher, and tenured management professor at Wharton. Dr. Grant received his Ph.D. and M.S. from the University of Michigan in organizational psychology and his B.A. from Harvard University, magna cum laude with highest honors, Phi Beta Kappa honors, and the John Harvard Scholarship for highest academic achievement. Dr. Grant's research focuses on work motivation, prosocial giving and helping behaviors, job design and meaningful work, initiative and proactivity, leadership, and burnout. He has earned numerous prestigious awards for distinguished scholarly achievement, including the Cummings Scholarly Achievement Award for early-to mid-career contributions from the Academy of Management, the Distinguished Scientific Award for Early Career Contribution from the American Psychological Association, the Distinguished Early Career Contributions Award and the Owens Scholarly Achievement Award for the best publication in the field from the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, and a fellowship from the National Science Foundation. His studies have been profiled in bestselling books such as Drive by Daniel Pink and Quiet by Susan Cain, as well as in media outlets such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, BusinessWeek, Time Magazine, Fast Company, The Daily Telegraph, CNN, Forbes, The Financial Times, and the Freakonomics blog. His pioneering research has introduced evidence-based techniques that increase performance and reduce burnout among engineers and sales professionals, enhance call center productivity, and motivate helping and safety behaviors among doctors, nurses, and lifeguards. He has published more than 50 articles in a wide range of leading management and psychology journals, such as the Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Psychological Science, Organization Science, Journal of Applied Psychology, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, and Harvard Business Review. He has served on the AMR, AMJ, and JAP editorial boards, and he is currently an Associate Editor at AMJ. Dr. Grant has taught executive education, consulted, and presented for clients such as Google, Citi, Merck, Yahoo!, IBM, Medco, Accenture, Time-Warner Cable, the Royal Bank of Scotland, United Health Group, Havas, Russell Reynolds Associates, JP Morgan, GlaxoSmithKline, Duke Energy, Novo Nordisk, Lincoln Financial, Grant Thornton, the American Financial Services Association, the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, and the U.S. Air Force, Army, and Navy. At Wharton, he has been honored with the Excellence in Teaching Award for all of his classes: the MBA teamwork and leadership core, the MBA negotiations elective, and the undergraduate organizational behavior elective. He has also earned the Goes Above and Beyond the Call of Duty MBA Teaching Award and been recognized as one of the world’s top 40 business professors under 40. He has designed several experiential learning activities based on The Apprentice in which students have raised over $101,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation while developing leadership, influence, networking and collaboration skills. Before graduate school, Dr. Grant worked at Let’s Go Publications, where he set multiple company records for advertising sales and earned the Manager of the Year award. He is a former All-State and All-American springboard diver and performed for over a decade as a professional magician.

Peter D. Quinn, DMD, MD
Schoenleber Professor of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Vice Dean for Professional Services
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Senior Vice President
University of Pennsylvania Health System

Quinn_20110728151034845_0001Peter D. Quinn, DMD, MD is Vice Dean for Professional Services at the University of Pennsylvania, and Senior Vice President of the Health System. In this capacity, he is responsible for financial and operational aspects of CPUP. Prior to his current role, Dr. Quinn served as the chair of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Department at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and as the Schoenleber Professor and Chair of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine. He has served as Chair of the Medical Board at HUP and has received the Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching and the Alfred Stengel Health System Champion Award for his numerous Medical Center Committee responsibilities. Dr. Quinn’s main area of research interests is the surgical treatment of disorders of the temporomandibular joint. He has also published widely in the advanced techniques in management of high-flow arteriovenous malformations of the maxillofacial skeleton.

Madeline Bell
President and Chief Operating Officer
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Madeline Bell Photo.TIFMadeline Bell is the President and Chief Operating Officer for The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). In this role, Madeline provides executive leadership for the operations of CHOP including the hospital and the CHOP care network. In addition, Madeline is responsible for implementing the strategic roadmap, developing the operating plan and budget and she participates in fund raising activities. She has a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Villanova University, and a Master of Science in Organization Dynamics from the University of Pennsylvania. She serves as a board member for the Delaware Valley Healthcare Council, University City District, Schuylkill River Development Corporation and is the Chair of the Children’s Hospital Association Public Policy Council. She also serves as an advisor to numerous community based organizations, children’s advocacy and public policy organizations.

Roy M. Rosin, MBA
Chief Innovation Officer, Penn Medicine Center for Innovation
University of Pennsylvania Health System

Roy headshot v2-edited.JPGRoy Rosin recently joined University of Pennsylvania Health System as Chief Innovation Officer, looking at new opportunities across health outcomes, patient experience and new revenue streams. Previously, Roy served as the first Vice President of Innovation for Intuit, a leading software company best known for Quicken, QuickBooks and TurboTax. In this role, he led changes in how Intuit manages new business creation, allowing small teams pursuing new opportunities to get to market and experiment rapidly. Roy also built innovation programs that dramatically increased entrepreneurial activity, with annual new releases increasing from 5 per year to 30, while time to market decreased from one year to less than 5 months. After five years of Intuit’s new approach to growth, the company had delivered shareholder returns of 3 times Google and 33 times the S&P 500. Prior to his innovation leadership position, Roy was General Manager for Intuit’s consumer division, responsible for a portfolio of businesses including Quicken software. His team achieved record profitability and product leadership, while growing the active user base to 14 million consumers. Roy's 18 years with Intuit spanned the company's early years in retail software to their emergence as a leading SaaS provider. He started his software career as Product Manager for Quicken and later became part of the management team that rapidly built Intuit's web businesses. Roy received his MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and graduated with honors from Harvard College. Outside of work he serves as a board member and angel investor for venture funded startups, an advisor to Fortune 100 companies and a coach to his sons’ little league baseball teams.