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PWH® is built upon a strong history of women leaders in the healthcare supply chain industry who continue to create a platform for progressive leadership and mentoring for the next generation.

Empowering Women to Lead and Succeed

Upcoming Events

If you experience any problems with online registration, contact info@mypwh.org

    • 09/24/2019
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (CDT)
    • Hyatt Regency O'Hare, Rosemont, IL, HIDA Streamlining Healthcare Expo & Business Exchange, International Ballroom

    PWH members and workshop participants are invited to attend a networking lunch during the Streamlining Healthcare Expo & Business Exchange. A leadership workshop will immediately follow; for more information and to register, click here.

    PWH Member Luncheon

    Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

    Location: International Ballroom
    Included in conference attendee registration and all PWH® Members (conference registration not required)

    • 09/24/2019
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM (CDT)
    • Hyatt Regency O'Hare, Rosemont, IL, HIDA Streamlining Healthcare Expo & Business Exchange, International Ballroom

    Join us for an insightful discussion on leadership. Healthcare industry executives will share their insights and perspectives on leadership and will address topics like technology impacts, leading different generational groups and strategies for dealing with constant change.

    We will be holding a networking luncheon for PWH® members and workshop participants prior to the leadership workshop.  Please register here.

    Hear from the following leaders:

    • Jennifer Marsh, VP, National Accounts, PDI
    • Kathryn Carpenter, System Vice President, Contracting, Sourcing, and Clinical Strategy Catholic Health Initiatives (CommonSpirit Health)
    • Mark Hineser, Owner, Eco Sound
    • Mark Zacur, Chief Procurement Officer, Owens & Minor
    • Ashleigh McLaughlin, Chief Financial Officer, IMCO

    Facilitator: Elizabeth Hilla, Senior Vice President, HIDA

    Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Location: International Ballroom
    Included in conference attendee registration and all PWH® Members (conference registration not required)

    HIDA/PWH Leadership Workshop Flyer
    • 09/25/2019
    • 09/26/2019
    • Hyatt Regency O'Hare

    If you are attending the
    HIDA Streamlining Healthcare Expo & Business Exchange in Chicago, stop by and visit PWH® at the expos and join us at the networking reception on Wednesday.


    Come to say hello and learn more about our organization if you’re a non-member or discover additional ways on how you can get involved and maximize your membership.

    Innovation Expo
    Wednesday, September 25  |  11:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Booth #605

    Reverse Expo
    Thursday,  September 26  |  8:00 am - 10:00 am
    Booth #605

    For more information on the
    HIDA Streamlining Healthcare Expo & Business Exchange, please visit the HIDA website. 


    PWH®/HIDA Premier Networking Reception

    All conference attendees are invited to join HIDA and PWH® for a nightcap with great networking!

    Date: Wednesday, September 26
    Time:  9:00 - 11:00 pm

    Open to all registered attendees of the
    HIDA Streamlining Healthcare Expo & Business Exchange.

    Sponsored by:

    • 10/24/2019
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Your computer & phone

    The annual members meeting is an opportunity for all members to learn more about PWH® and to provide input into the vision and direction of the organization as we move into the future. 

    Please join us for an energetic conversation with
    PWH® Leadership, where we will discuss the highlights of 2019 and what we have planned for 2020.

    This webinar is for
    PWH® members only.

    • 11/01/2019
    • Your computer & phone

    PWH® has partnered with Katie Snapp, Founder, Better-Leadership.com to offer distance learning courses with an opportunity for participants to earn Certificates in Leadership Development.

    Each course provides:

    • Three lessons delivered online over five weeks or less (Each lesson is delivered from an online platform and students complete independently before the next coaching session)
    • Three group coaching sessions

    By signing up for this course, or a combination of the three courses offered, a one-on-one coaching session can be scheduled directly with Katie prior to or during the course. One session per person.

    COURSE 3

    Adjust to ups and downs by understanding the organic cycle of change.

    In this course you will:

    • Realize the challenge of managing your self-confidence in critical situations
    • Gracefully accept criticism from others
    • Learn to coach others to success and deliver positive feedback
    • Discover personal productivity techniques for efficiency and sanity
    • Other specific skill-building includes translating loss into forward progress, sensing and managing conflict, and initiating difficult conversations


    • Upon registration – COURSE 3 - Lesson 1 assigned
    • November 1  COURSE 3 Lesson 1 -  – Kickoff and Lesson 1 discussed in group coaching session. Students have 2 weeks to complete the next lesson
    • November 15 - COURSE 3 Lesson 2 – Lesson 2 discussed in group coaching session. Students have 1 week to complete the next lesson
    • November 22 - COURSE 3 Lesson 3  – Lesson 3 discussed in group coaching session. Course Wrap-up
    • All lessons begin at 11 AM EST (90 minutes each)

    Course 3 begins: November 1, 2019
    Deadline to register: October 18, 2019

    About the Facilitator:

    Katie Snapp.  During her first career as an engineer at Honeywell, Katie was selected to participate in their corporate change and became one of the nation’s top trainers in leadership and team building. She was recruited from there by the global firm, The Cumberland Group, one of the first consulting companies to construct the quality movement as we know it today, and a game-changer in the development of American corporate culture. Her front-row seat to the expansion of the TQM effort and her highly-personable style has made her a sought-after instructor and coach.

    She specializes in the healthcare industry, technology and production, and non-profit organizations. She has worked globally with clients such as NASA & Johnson Space Center, Presbyterian Healthcare Systems, Los Alamos Medical Center, and UNM’s School of Medicine, as well as a host of others.

    Katie is the Founder of EPEC’s Women’s Leadership Certificate program and has guest instructed in several certificate series. She has also published two books on women’s leadership since 2008 and speaks globally as a keynote speaker.

    Ms. Snapp holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering as well as a Six Sigma Green Belt certification. She is an ICF Certified Coach (CC) with over 550 hours of working with leaders. She is Licensed and Specialty-Certified in New Life Story Coaches™ Training in the psychology and neuroscience of leadership, and a former Senior Examiner for the state-level Malcolm-Baldrige award at Quality New Mexico.

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