FrogDog Sponsors WBL 10th Annual Summit

Mar 04, 2011

FrogDog Supports Senior Executive Women in Health Care by Sponsoring WBL Foundation’s 10th Annual Summit, March 23-25, Washington, D.C.

HOUSTON (March 4, 2011)–FrogDog announced today it is a contributing sponsor of the Women Business Leaders (WBL) of the U.S. Health Care Industry Foundation and this year’s 10th Annual Summit.

The WBL Summit will gather more than 175 board members, CEOs, and other senior executive women from the $2 trillion health care industry. The three-day event will help these senior leaders face challenges in an industry undergoing tremendous change. The Summit also focuses on increasing visibility for senior executive women from the health care industry for board of director positions with companies across the entire U.S. economy.

The Summit will be held on March 23-25 at the Four Seasons Washington located at 2800 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W., in Washington, D.C. FrogDog has been actively involved in WBL for a number of years and has sponsored the organization and the Summit since 2008.

“The Summit provides a unique opportunity to meet, collaborate, and strategize with top leaders of the health care industry,” said FrogDog president and CEO Leslie Farnsworth. “We are proud to support such a great organization.”

Notable speakers at the Summit will include:

Dr. Regina Benjamin, Surgeon General of the United States (Invited)

Teri Fontenot, Chair-Elect Designate of the American Hospital Association (AHA), and CEO of Woman's Hospital

The Honorable Barbara Hackman Franklin, Former US Commerce Secretary; Board Member, Aetna and The Dow Chemical Company; and Chair, National Association of Corporate Directors

Kathy Giusti, Founder & CEO, Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation

Vicky Gregg, Chair of America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) and CEO, BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee

Mae Jemison, Founder of BioSentient, and the first African-American woman in space

Myrtle Potter, President and CEO, Myrtle Potter & Company, and former COO, Genentech

Mary Sammons, Chairman, RiteAid

Shirley Weis, Chief Administrative Officer, The Mayo Clinic

Ellen Zane,CEO, Tufts Medical Center

Other sponsors of the Summit include: Healthways, GlaxoSmithKline, HealthDialog, Kaiser Permanente, McKesson Corporation, Modern Healthcare, TIAA-CREF, Catholic Health Initiatives, Optum Health, Outcomes Health Information Solutions, sanofi-aventis, and founding sponsor EpsteinBeckerGreen.

For more information about the WBL Summit, visit

About FrogDog

FrogDog is a consulting firm serving clients worldwide who are launching and repositioning products and services, acquiring and merging with other companies, adjusting due to marketplace changes, pushing through to the next level of business, and facing crisis situations that require damage control and reputation management. FrogDog’s team of experts navigates the challenges associated with these events, helping clients maximize business opportunities by lowering costs, streamlining efforts, and increasing return on investment. For more information, visit

About WBL

The Women Business Leaders of the U.S. Health Care Industry Foundation™ is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization established to address the unmet needs of the senior executive women of the U.S. health care industry. There are over 3,000 senior executive women and women board members in the WBL network. The goal of the invitation-only WBL network is to help these senior executive women in the health care industry improve their businesses and continue to grow professionally, such as through corporate board opportunities. The WBL Foundation also serves as a resource to companies and search firms seeking board members. In addition to its Summits, WBL holds a variety of other programming and networking opportunities, including receptions at major health care industry conferences and educational events. For more information about the WBL Foundation, visit or follow WBL on Twitter at @wblfoundation. For more information about the WBL organization contact Eleanor Whitley at