Ascending Davos: A Career Journey from the Emergency Room to the Boardroom
**A copy of the book will be provided to all attendees. Please note that seating is limited, external industry guests are also invited, and we strongly encourage you to share this invite with colleagues and peers.**
About Meghan Fitzgerald
Meghan FitzGerald is a global healthcare operator, strategist, investor and academic. She has worked in every domain of healthcare from front line patient care through the Fortune 500 while serving as a researcher and academic at Columbia University.
Currently Meg serves as a Senior Advisor to L1 Health with $25 billion of capital under management. Meg led L1’s Health’s inaugural investment vehicle focused on biopharma and healthcare services allocating over ~$3B in spend to date. She recently joined Goldman Sachs’ flagship private equity platform as a strategic advisory board member and has held many positions at major companies, including Cardinal Health, Pfizer, Merck and Sanofi-Synthelabo.
About Ascending Davos
Trudging through the icy, mountain streets of Davos, Switzerland, at the World Economic Forum, Meghan FitzGerald realized this moment―among a select few experiences―was symbolic of a heavy climb to the top of an enduring healthcare career―but at what cost? Looking back, Meg realized she had put a premium on education, connections, and compensation ... and would only later learn the important value that personal health should have in life choices and work benefits.
In Ascending Davos, Meg shares valuable insights learned from her novel study about the impact of increased status on one’s personal health and during her ascent from caregiving roles to healthcare strategist to academic to dealmaker, including:
• Be overprepared and have “content and connections.”
• Have a long-term strategy but short-term goals.
• Develop and deploy star sponsors to pull you up and beyond.
• Maniacally cultivate and promote your brand.
• Education and training, particularly in finance, are great equalizers.
• Health is your wealth
All book proceeds go to the Harlem Children’s Zone.