Member Spotlight

Featured TRUST Member

Laura Groschen

Medtronic – CIO, Cardiac and Vascular Business and Medtronic Group Functions

Key responsibilities:

As Chief Information Officer (CIO), Cardiac and Vascular Business and Medtronic Group Functions, I’m responsible for creating business value through information technology and ensuring technology systems lead to outcomes in line with business goals.

Have you ever had a mentor?

I have had a handful of mentors. When I started my career, opportunities and promotions were typically given based on proven experience. One mentor in particular focused on a person’s skillset and capabilities, which helped me understand my strengths and how to market myself. This approach gave me the confidence to go after opportunities I would not have normally considered. And, it laid the foundation for many of my career successes.

How do you want to support other women in their leadership journey?

Since joining the health care industry in 2012, I have been overwhelmed by the number of women executives who have graciously supported me through my career journey. I enjoy serving as either a sponsor or mentor for other women to help them navigate the corporate world and realize their career potential.

Who or whet inspires you?

I’m inspired by transformational experiences that allow me to continuously learn and grow, and truly make a difference in health care.

What is something that not many people know about you?

I have lived through drowning, a riptide, and the 1991 earthquake in San Francisco. Lesson for others: do not travel with me…HA!

Any words of wisdom to live by?

Always be authentic and true to yourself. As my daughter-in-law, Whitney, says, “Do you, girl.”

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