L.A. Care Senior Director of Strategic Planning Joins Panel at a Women’s Leadership Symposium

Wendy Schiffer, Senior Director, Strategic Planning

The Los Angeles Business Journal is hosting its 2024 Women’s Leadership Symposium & Awards this week, and Wendy Schiffer, the Senior Director of Strategic Planning at L.A. Care Health Plan, will join a morning panel titled Leading with Authenticity. The panel will delve into leadership styles, team culture, and driving growth and impact within a company.

Schiffer will share, among other things, how a leader can navigate how to stay true to oneself while adapting to the needs of the team. She says it’s important to be clear about expectations and to listen to team members. Schiffer will also discuss how to maintain and strengthen team culture in a remote or hybrid work environment. She says she uses twice-a-week team huddles on specific topics, if needed, and all-staff meetings that usually involve a fun activity. Schiffer will also share the ways in which she collaborates with other leaders and departments to maximize the collective impact across the organization, encouraging her team members to cultivate relationships that could help in their own work.

The Leading with Authenticity panel will also include:
•    Michelle C. Feng, Ph.D., Chief Clinical Officer, Executive Mental Health
•    Danone Simpson, President & CEO, Montage Insurance Solutions
•    Yesenia Gallegos, Managing Partner, McDermott Will & Emery: A Global Law Firm
•    Jacqueline Roth, President, Employee Benefits, IMA Financial Group

The symposium brings together top businesswomen from across Los Angeles to share their wisdom on a variety of topics. Other panels are titled Advice to my 25-Year-Old Self; Passion to Profit: Creating Entrepreneurship; Women Embracing Tech and Innovation, and Developing Tomorrow’s Next-Gen Leaders.

The afternoon portion of the symposium will include an awards program where the Los Angeles Business Journal will honor outstanding achievements by women who make a difference throughout Los Angeles.

The event is: 
Thursday, June 13 
8:00 am to 2:00 pm
Intercontinental Los Angeles Downtown
900 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles

You can register here.