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Agenda

Women and Leadership in a Changing World

Time Event
8:30 - 9 a.m. Welcome
Light Refreshments Available
Remarks by Jacqueline Moloney, Chancellor, UMass Lowell
9 - 10:30 a.m. Session 1: Pay Equity
Session Chair: Paula Rayman, Professor emeritus, UMass Lowell and Chair, National Advisory Board SEAChange, AAAS
Panelists:
  • Ann Bookman, Director, Center for Women in Politics and Public Policy, UMass Boston
  • Roslyn Feldberg, Independent Scholar
  • Tom Millar, Professor of Astrophysics, Queen’s University Belfast
10:30 - 10:45 a.m. Networking Break
Tea and Coffee Available
10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Session 2: Leadership in Corporations and Industry
Session Chair: Victoria Denoon, Director of Academic Communications and Events, UMass Lowell
Panelists:
  • Elizabeth Altman, former vice president of business development in Motorola's Mobile Devices,
    and assistant professor of strategic management, Manning School of Business
  • Patricia Coffey, Senior Vice President for Allstate Insurance Company
  • Denise Dumas, Vice president, Software Engineering, Operating System, Red Hat
  • Marion Matchett, former Chief Inspector of the Education and Training Inspectorate of Northern Ireland,
    and member of Queen’s University Belfast’s Senate
12:15 - 2 p.m. Keynote Address and Lunch
Keynote Speaker: Ellen Zane, a nationally renowned health care leader who retired as President & Chief Executive Officer of Tufts Medical Center and the Floating Hospital for Children in late 2011. She was the first woman to run the hospital in its 221-year history.
2 - 3:30 p.m. Session 3: Leadership in Academia
Session Chair: Nicola Skelly, Head of the Vice Chancellor’s Office, Queen’s University Belfast
Panelists:
  • Julie Chen, Vice Chancellor for Research and Innovation, UMass Lowell
  • Yvonne Galligan, Director of the Centre for Advancement of Women in Politics, and
    Director of Queen’s Gender Initiative, Queen’s University Belfast
  • Jean King, Peterson Family Dean of Arts and Sciences, WPI
3:30 - 4 p.m. Summary & Close

Keynote Speaker Ellen M. Zane

Ellen Zane is a nationally renowned health care leader who retired as President & Chief Executive Officer of Tufts Medical Center and the Floating Hospital for Children in late 2011. She was the first woman to run the hospital in its 221-year history.

Ellen Zane is a nationally renowned health care leader who retired as President & Chief Executive Officer of Tufts Medical Center and the Floating Hospital for Children in late 2011. She was the first woman to run the hospital in its 221-year history. The hospital employs more 5,000 doctors, nurses, researchers, and other healthcare workers, includes Floating Hospital for Children, and has 450 beds. Ellen remains involved at Tufts Medical Center as vice chair of the Board of Trustees. Ellen holds two faculty appointments at Tufts University School of Medicine including: Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine, Division of Clinical Care Research and Assistant Professor of Public Health & Community Medicine. Additionally, Ellen holds a faculty appointment as Adjunct Assistant Professor of Health Policy and Management at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. For the period of 2011 to 2013, Ellen was a Distinguished Guest Lecturer in Healthcare Administration at the Sawyer Business School at Suffolk University.

From 1994 to 2004, Ellen held the position of Network President for Partners HealthCare System, Inc. In this capacity, she was responsible for the development of a provider network featuring the Harvard affiliated Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham & Women's Hospital. The network encompassed 5600 physicians and represented $800+ million of managed care revenue. Today, this entity represents one of the largest physician networks in America.

Prior to that, Ellen was the Chief Executive Officer at Quincy Hospital in Quincy, Massachusetts. In this capacity, Ellen was an employee of HCA and then Quorum Health Resources.

Ellen holds an Advanced Professional Director Certification from the American College of Corporate Directors, has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the George Washington University in Washington, D.C. and has a Master of Arts degree from the Catholic University of America in Washington. She holds the following honorary degrees: Doctorate of Commercial Science from Bentley University, Doctorate of Business Administration from Stonehill College; and Doctorate of Humane Letters from Curry College.