New KentuckyOne CEO Ruth Brinkley will be the 100 Wise Women featured speaker Oct. 30
If there was ever proof the Old Boy network is dead, it’s this: An African-American woman now wields greater power and influence than retired Jewish Hospital CEO Hank Wagner once held.
In a Red state.
KentuckyOne Health president and CEO Ruth Brinkley is headlining Leadership Louisville’s 100 Wise Women event scheduled for Tuesday, October 30, according to a news release.
Brinkley arguably is now the most powerful Kentucky’s health care industry executive.
Since the full merger of what was the Jewish Hospital & St. Mary’s HealthCare System with Denver-based Catholic Health Initiatives’s St. Joseph system back in January, former Jewish CEO David Laird retired.
Brinkley, who trained as a nurse, now runs a Kentucky system with a total of at least 20 hospitals and about 13,000 employees in the state, mostly in Eastern Kentucky and the Louisville and Lexington markets.
From the release: Brinkley will share her leadership journey and how it prepared her for the challenge of leading the new organization created from the merger of Jewish Hospital & St. Mary’s HealthCare Inc. and Saint Joseph Health System.
Bound to be something interresting there ….
The event, held in partnership by the Leadership Louisville Center and Today’s Woman magazine, is scheduled for 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. at The Olmsted, 3701 Frankfort Ave. in Crescent Hill.
The price is $30, and you can register here.
For more information, contact the Leadership Louisville Center at 502-561-0458 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
About 100 Wise Women: The 100 Wise Women series brings successful women leaders together with emerging women leaders to share perspectives on themes presented by distinguished keynote speakers. Designed to increase the base of Louisville’s qualified, connected women leaders, over 700 women attended the forums in 2011 and every event has sold out since the series started in 2007. Proceeds from 100 Wise Women go to the Joan Riehm Women’s Leadership Fund, created to allow women to participate in Leadership Louisville Center programs. Since the scholarship fund was created in 2007, 70 women have received scholarships totaling more than $77,000.
The Presenting sponsor is Ernst & Young. The Gold sponsor is Ford Motor Company. Silver sponsors are Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield and Delta Dental. Bronze sponsors are BB&T, Bittners LLC, Stoll Keenon Ogden PLLC and UPS. Additional support provided by Julie Pogue Properties and Davis Jewelers.
About the Leadership Louisville Center: Created in 1979, the Leadership Louisville Center is the region’s most valuable resource for leadership development and civic engagement. Its mission is to expand and connect a diverse network of leaders who serve as catalysts for a world-class community through dynamic programming and strong community connections.