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2024 Women in Leadership Digital Forum

Join Today's Clinical Lab and our experts for our Women in Leadership Digital Forum on April 2, 2024

You're invited to the Today's Clinical Lab Women in Leadership: Realizing Your Leadership Potential Digital Forum event! Join us and our special guest speakers April 2, 2024, for a live virtual event. 

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Join us and an inspiring lineup of women leaders for a one-day virtual event celebrating women's achievements in leadership. This event showcases the accomplishments, resilience, and empowerment of women who have excelled in the field of laboratory medicine. Be part of the conversation, gain insights, and get motivated to advance your own leadership journey.

During each live presentation, our experts will field questions from the audience. Register for free for updates and guidance on women in leadership from key clinical Thought Leaders.


11:00AM - Searching for Sisterhood in Leadership: How to Foster Community and Support Each Other

Presented by Dr. Dana Powell Baker, ED.D., MBA, MS, MLS(ASCP)CM

Description coming soon!

12:30PM - Clarity as a Tool to Grow as Women Leaders

Presented by Tiffany Payne, MS

Each of us has natural gifts that make us unique and valuable in the workforce. Identifying and nurturing our unique strengths is the first step to building a career in which we can thrive and lead successful teams. 

In this webinar, we will explore resources and exercises that can help you discover your natural strengths, and how you can leverage those skills and abilities to be happy and successful leaders in the workforce.  

After attending this webinar, you will

  •  Recognize the ways in which we sometimes place unnecessary limits on ourselves

  •  Discover and articulate your unique skills and talents through self-reflection

  •  Explore options for finding a coach to move yourself forward

2:00PM - Insights on Imposter Syndrome for Self-Understanding

Presented by Alison Foo, MSc,PMP

Imposter syndrome or, more appropriately, imposter phenomena, can negatively affect people’s personal and professional lives. Studies have shown that up to 75% of women experience imposter phenomenon in the workplace. Research also shows that nonbinary people are more likely to be impacted by imposter phenomenon compared to women. Of most relevance, the highest rates of imposter phenomenon are found in the science and pharmaceutical industries. 

In this webinar, I will share insights from my own experience with imposter phenomenon to help you better understand yourself and challenge thoughts of self-doubt. 

After attending this webinar, you will learn: 

  •  The meaning and complexity of imposter phenomenon

  •  Root causes of imposter phenomenon, including childhood experiences and systemic discrimination 

  •  Simple everyday strategies for combating imposter phenomenon



Alison Foo, MSc, PMP
Alison Foo is a career, communication and leadership coach. She’s passionate about changing lives through teaching professional skills. She has worked with graduate students, newcomers, marginalized groups, and professionals from various industries. Her specialty is the clinical and research sectors.
Alison is also a clinical research professor. She teaches at Seneca College, McMaster University Continuing Education, and ACCES Employment. Previously, she worked on all phases of clinical trials and specialized in clinical trial management, clinical data management, clinical monitoring, and stakeholder management. When she’s not working or volunteering, she’s spending time with her rescue dog, watching Asian TV, and saving recipes she’ll never use.


Dr. Dana Powell


Dr. Dana Powell Baker is the manager for academic partnerships with the Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL). An ASCP0-certified medical laboratory scientist, Baker has over 20 years of professional experience in the field of medical laboratory science. Her areas of expertise include higher education, curriculum development, laboratory operations, partnership development, interprofessional education, and healthcare simulation. In addition to her responsibilities, she is an advocate for diversity, equity, inclusion, accessibility, and belongingness (DEIAB) in the laboratory medicine workforce and the public health sector.

She has been recognized with numerous awards for her contributions to the medical laboratory profession and has served in various volunteer roles across professional organizations including the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP), the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science (ASCLS), and the Association for the Advancement of Blood and Biotherapies (AABB).

Baker earned her baccalaureate degree in medical technology from Georgian Southern University and completed her training in the clinical laboratories at the Medical University of South Carolina. Additionally, she received a master's degree in business administration with an emphasis in human resource management, as well as a Master of Science degree in healthcare simulation. Her strong interest in DEIAB led to the completion of the certificate in diversity, equity, and inclusion from Cornell University. Baker obtained a Doctor of Education degree in educational practice and innovation with a concentration in curriculum studies from the University of South Carolina.


Tiffany Payne, MS

Tiffany Payne is the Global Clinical Market Director for Agilent Technologies, providing insight into overall business development, collaboration, and marketing strategy for the clinical market at Agilent. She enjoys working with customers to understand their needs and challenges, as well as creating content to highlight their work and accomplishments. She is based in El Dorado Hills, CA and in her spare time enjoys music, camping, and backpacking with her friends and family.