Medidata’s Jackie Kent and Katrina Weigold Honored by the Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association

Annual HBA Woman of the Year event recognizes outstanding individuals and companies advancing the impact and influence of women in healthcare

NEW YORK, May 13, 2019 -- Medidata (NASDAQ: MDSO) is pleased to announce that Jackie Kent was named a “Luminary” and Katrina Weigold a “Rising Star” by the Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association (HBA). Both executives were recognized at the HBA’s 30th Woman of the Year (WOTY) event, held on May 9th in New York City.

Over 2,000 attendees paid tribute to 71 Rising Stars and 45 Luminaries representing various industry segments from healthcare and life sciences. These women were nominated by their HBA corporate partner companies and recognized for their commitment to excellence in the workplace, impact as role models, and inspiration to other women.

Medidata’s HBA WOTY Honorees:

  • Luminary - Jackie Kent, SVP, head of product: Kent is responsible for strategy, development and go-to-market for Medidata Rave Clinical CloudTM, the industry’s leading eClinical platform accelerating the science and business of research. For over 30 years, Kent has led the development of innovative, transformative capabilities that have digitized clinical research across therapeutic areas.
  • Rising Star - Katrina Weigold, VP, global partnerships: Weigold is an accomplished sales leader focused on consultative and value-based selling. For the past nine years, Weigold has grown and cultivated global partnerships at Medidata, expanding the reach of the company’s transformative platform for clinical development, commercial, and real-world data. She is passionate about driving better outcomes for customers and the resulting impact on patient lives.

“We are thrilled that the HBA recognized Jackie and Katrina for their substantial achievements in life sciences,” said Tarek Sherif, chairman and chief executive officer, Medidata. “Their expertise and contribution to the industry sets a great example for the life science community. Congratulations to all of this year’s HBA honorees.

About Medidata

Medidata is leading the digital transformation of life sciences, with the world's most-used platform for clinical development, commercial, and real-world data. Powered by artificial intelligence and delivered by the top ranked industry experts, Medidata helps pharmaceutical, biotech, medical device companies, and academic researchers accelerate value, minimize risk and optimize outcomes. Medidata and its companies, Acorn AI and SHYFT, serve more than 1,200 customers and partners worldwide and empower more than 150,000 certified users every day to create hope for millions of patients. Discover the future of life sciences:   

About HBA

The Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association (HBA) is a global not-for-profit organization dedicated to furthering the advancement and impact of women in the business of healthcare.  With more than 50 locations throughout the United States, Europe and Canada, the HBA serves a community of nearly 50,000 individuals and more than 140 corporate partners. The HBA provides networking forums; access to industry thought leaders; educational programs to develop leadership skills and global recognition of outstanding individuals and companies advancing gender parity in the workplace.



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