Schedule At A Glance

Personalized leadership development for women in cardiology

RISE sessions will be led by prominent leaders in cardiology and business, including top professors from the Oxford University Saïd Business School. The goal is to equip women in cardiology with the requisite skills they need to establish their unique leadership paths. More speakers are being added all the time, so check back soon for full details!
Day 1
29 Aug 2024

Breakfast & Exhibits

A light breakfast will be available for all attendees.

Welcome and Introductions

RISE Program Directors Professor Barbara Casadei, Dr. Roxana Mehran, and Dr. Azin Parhizgar will welcome the group and outline the plan for the day.
Barbara Casadei, MD, DPhil, FMedSci
Roxana Mehran, MD
Azin Parhizgar, PhD

Decoding Your Personality

Learn how your personality traits influence your unique leadership style in this fun workshop facilitated by Karen Hands, of the Oxford University Saïd Business School.
Karen Hands

Values-Driven Leadership

Jean-Francios Riffaud, CEO of the European Society of Cardiology, joins us for an address and Q&A.
Jean-Francois Riffaud


Coffee, tea, and light snacks will be provided.

Debunking the Myth of Mentorship and Sponsorship Panel

This discussion will cover a range of topics including finding and navigating mentorship relationships throughout the course of your career, when mentorship is (and is not!) useful, and differences between mentorship, coaching, and sponsorship.
Robert Harrington, MD
Sonya Babu-Narayan, MD
Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo, MD

Lunch & Exhibits

A buffet lunch will be provided

Negotiating with Power

Negotiation is a fundamental business skill and critical to successful leadership in any capacity. In this session, Paul Fisher of the Oxford University Women Transforming Leadership program will discuss how to approach negotiation with skill and confidence.
Paul Fisher

Navigating Institutional Culture Panel

Topics to be discussed in this session include asserting yourself, overcoming hostility, navigating the glass ceiling and avoiding the glass cliff, & advocating for and creating a culture that supports wellness.
Christopher Begeny, PhD
Cecilia Linde, MD
Richard Horton, OBE, FMedSci, FRCPCH


Coffee, tea, and light snacks will be provided.

Situational Leadership Workshop

Well-known executive coach Milly Sinclair will present a common scenario encountered by women in leadership, which will be followed by an interactive discussion around personal experiences and best practices.
Milly Sinclair

Closing Remarks

The RISE Program Directors return to the stage to sum up the key takeaways from an amazing day of learning.
Barbara Casadei, MD, DPhil, FMedSci
Roxana Mehran, MD
Azin Parhizgar, PhD

Closing Reception

A reception for all RISE faculty and attendees will be held immediately following the conference to further support networking.