As we close out 2016, I want to take the opportunity to thank all the disruptors out there—women and men—working hard to get the needle to move (or at least to quiver). We know, with absolute certainty, that progress is not linear, it can take longer than we’d like, and it can be exhausting. But, it can also be exhilarating, satisfying, and surprising.
We are very excited to announce our 17 Disruptive Women to Watch in 2017—but unlike past years, you will have to wait until early 2017 to find out who these amazing women are and how they are shaking things up. Hey, we are disruptive so we like to mix it up from year to year.
And, what a year it has been. Disruptive Women has had a very busy year (so what else is new, women’s work is never done) and we have fabulous programs planned for 2017: make sure to see us in January at the JP Morgan Health Care Conference, in February at HIMSS and stay tuned for many more exciting programs.
So that we can spend time with our loved ones, and polish our disrupting skills, we will be on R&R until the start of the new year.
Warm wishes for a happy, healthy holiday season.
A few words of inspiration to ring in the new year:
“The question isn’t who’s going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.” – Ayn Rand
“Any woman who understands the problems of running a home will be nearer to understanding the problems of running a country.” –Margaret Thatcher
“The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.” – Alice Walker
“When you lose a couple of times, it makes you realize how difficult it is to win.” – Steffi Graf
“Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.” – Anais Nin
“You may write me down in history with your bitter, twisted lines. You may trod me in the very dirt, but still, like dust, I’ll rise.”– Maya Angelou
“The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.” — Coco Chanel
And this gem from Elvis: “You’ve got to follow that dream, wherever that dream may lead.”