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TRUST Member Spotlight: Kim Perry

Wednesday, November 20, 2019   (0 Comments)
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The newest subject of the Women's Health Leadership TRUST Member Spotlight is Kim Perry, a business development executive with West Monroe Partners, where she is responsible for building the Minneapolis Healthcare practice. Applying deep health care experience and business process optimization expertise, she partners with payers, health care systems, and life sciences organizations to drive business transformation through the enablement of technology. Kim joined West Monroe in 2016 from Xerox Corporation, where she was a vice president of sales for the Healthcare Payer and Pharma practices.

Kim supports the TRUST because of its mission of supporting women leaders in health care. "Through the TRUST, I am able to devote time to a cause that is very important to me: building the next generation of women leaders. That wasn’t always something I thought about, but shortly after I joined West Monroe, the firm asked me to attend a 'women in leadership' luncheon. One of the panelists was Corie Barry, now CEO of Best Buy. The moderator asked why she was there, and her answer was something to the effect of, 'My first reaction is because you asked me to, but after thinking about it, I have a young daughter, and I don’t want her to make the same sacrifices I’ve had to make to reach this point of my career.' As a mother, that response hit me like a ton of bricks. Back at work, I talked with other women about the challenges of advancing as leaders, and the flame ignited."

She wants to support other women in their leadership journeys. "I want to help women grow in their careers, while also being able to balance professional success with their personal lives. There are many accomplished women from whom we can take “academic” lessons about how to advance in our careers. I am more interested in helping women tackle the personal side of balancing it all. It is challenging when someone doesn’t have a role model who can demonstrate what that looks like. I want to be that role model, even if I know I don’t always do it flawlessly. Really, who does?"

Kim Perry
Kim Perry

Each month, the TRUST highlights at least one member in our Member Spotlight feature. The profiles are coordinated by the TRUST's Marketing Communication Committee members, who work to select TRUST members from a variety of health care career settings and at various career stages. To learn more, contact one of the Marketing Communication Committee co-chairs or staff liaison Laurie Pumper.



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