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Burlington Chapter Meeting

  • July 18, 2018
  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • The Community Room at Shaw's, 570 Shelburne Road, South Burlington, VT


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Leading Fiercely in a Complex World   

What does it mean to be a fierce leader in a complex world?  

Catherine Hamilton, of BlueCross BlueShield of Vermont, will lead us in a dialogue about what it means to be a fierce, fearless leader in today’s world, as a woman and as a business owner. We will explore:

  • the characteristics within all of us that create fierceness
  • some of the strategies for supporting each other as fearless leaders 
  • strategies for dealing with partners and colleagues within this context
We will also talk about why it is so important to be fearless in today’s complex world -- at work, at home and in the communities in which we live. We'll discuss what’s at stake for ourselves, each other, and our businesses if we are not fierce.  And we will also discuss some of the obstacles to being a fierce leader and the common traps we can fall into.  

Finally, we will talk about intention setting, the importance of trusting yourself, and taking care of yourself so that you can care for others and your business – bringing people together in full “fierceness.”

You do not want to miss this conversation!

And as an added special treat, BCBSVT is going to be providing some yummy, healthy food for a shared lunch, so please be sure to register to let us know you are coming!

Catherine Hamilton, Ph.D.  is the Vice President of Consumer Services and Planning, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont. Catherine leads strategic planning, small group, individual and Medicare sales and service, and customer service at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont (BCBSVT) where she has worked for two decades. Prior to her position at BCBSVT, she was a regulator of health plans at the City of New York’s Mayor’s Office of Medicaid Managed Care and in External Affairs for the Human Resources Administration in NYC. Catherine lectures at the UVM Graduate School of Public Health. She has a doctorate in public administration from New York University in health services research, policy and management. Catherine has led the boards of the Community Health Centers of Burlington, Steps to End Violence, Go Red for Women Vermont and the Green Mountain United Way. She currently serves on the Girls on the Run Vermont board.

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont is a WBON Annual Gold Sponsor

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