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Laurie McGraw is speaking with Inspiring Woman Dr. Jennifer Schneider, CEO and CoFounder of Homeward, a company focused on “re-architecting care delivery in markets for people who do not have quality care starting in rural markets”. Jenny talks about her new venture which fits her familiar model of picking a problem that matters, clearly describing and demonstrating economic value, and the importance of building your team. She doesn’t like the term work life balance. For Jenny, it’s all just life and she tells us that you really can have it all, you just can’t have it all at the same time. Taking a break after having led at Livongo was important to Jenny. She knows that for many women, FOMO (fear of missing out) can be an issue, that thought of …if I am not doing it right now, they will forget about me…which she views as a false narrative. Jenny’s best advice for younger women is to “bet on yourself”. Someone is getting that best seat at the table, and she suggests that young women ask for it.
Prior to Homeward, Dr. Jennifer Schneider, M.D., M.S., was the Chief Medical Officer and President at Livongo, and oversaw the strategic, technical and clinical direction of the company. During her final year at Livongo, Dr. Schneider was instrumental in leading the company through the largest consumer digital health IPO in history, a secondary offering and a convertible debt offering that raised over $540 million, in addition to the industry’s largest merger ever between Livongo and Teladoc Health, valuing Livongo at $18.5 billion and beginning a new era of consumer centric virtual care. Currently, Dr. Schneider is on the Board of the Health Assurance Acquisition, Board of the Revolution Healthcare Acquisition, Board of Cityblock Health, and CEO/Co-Founder of Welina Care. Dr. Schneider has been honored by Modern Healthcare as one of the 50 Most Influential Clinical Executives and Fierce Healthcare as Women of Influence for her work empowering women and modeling diversity and inclusion.
You can follow Dr. Jennifer Schneider on LinkedIn.
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