Healthcare Roundtable: Ginger Graham, "Old Lessons for New Leaders"


Ginger Graham, MBA '86, will discuss the 1974 HBR article,"Management Time: Who's Got the Monkey?" (This article is one of HBR’stwo most popular articles ever.) Combining this article with her personalcareer experiences, Ginger will demonstrate the ideals of leadership with basicbehaviors and choices.  She asksthe question, "How do you "show up" at work?”, and will discussleadership as a conscious set of actions - not a concept.

Please note that registration closesone hour prior to the session.


Date:Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Time:12:00 noon - 1:00 pm ET
Location: Virtual. Dial-in information will be sent the evening prior tothe call.

Cost:FREE for members; $50 non-members



Ginger Graham
President & CEO
Two Trees Consulting


Ginger Graham is thePresident and CEO of Two Trees Consulting.  She consults to first-time CEO’s in the areas of leadership,strategy, board-effectiveness, and organization-building.

She is the former Presidentand Chief Executive Officer of Amylin Pharmaceuticals, a biopharmaceuticalcompany based in San Diego, CA, focused on diabetes and obesity.  During Ginger’s tenure at Amylin, thecompany launched two first-in-class medicines for people with diabetes, waslisted on the Nasdaq 100 and was rated as one of the Top 10 places in theindustry for scientists to work. 

Prior to her time atAmylin, Ginger was Group Chairman, Office of the President for GuidantCorporation, a major cardiovascular medical device manufacturer based inIndianapolis, IN.  During Ginger’stenure at Guidant, the company launched the world’s leading stent platform, waslisted in the Fortune 500, was recognized by Fortune Magazine as one of theBest Companies to Work For in America, and was included in Industry Week Magazine’s100 Best Managed Companies in the World. 

Ginger has receivednumerous awards and honors including being named as the Emerging CompanyExecutive of the Year by the Global Health Council in 2005, a Finalist inMarketwatch’s CEO of the Year in 2006, and named as the American DiabetesAssociation’s Woman of Valor award in 2006.  She was included in Pharma VOICE’s “100 of the MostInspiring People” list in 2006 and World Pharmaceuticals magazine named hernumber 10 on a list of 40 most influential people in the industry in 2007.  Ginger was the first woman CEO named tothe PhRMA Board and Executive Committee.

Ms.Graham serves on the Boards of Directors for Walgreen Co., Genomic Health, Inc.,Proteus Digital Health Pharmaceutical Division, Surefire Medical, ElcelyxTherapeutics and the Circle of Life Hospice Foundation.  Ms. Graham is a member of the Harvard Business School Health Industry Alumni Advisory Board, The University ofArkansas Chancellor’s Campaign Steering Committee and the Advisory Board for theBioFrontiers Institute at the University of Colorado.  She also serves on the Advisory Board for the Kellogg Centerfor Executive Women and co-chairs the Scientific Council of the University ofColorado’s Center for Women’s Health Research.  Graham taught entrepreneurship at Harvard Business Schooland has written for Harvard Business Review

Ginger received aBachelor of Science in agricultural economics from the University of Arkansas,and holds an MBA, with distinction, from Harvard University. 



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