August's Powerful Voices Conversation Series will feature Kent Thiry, CEO of DaVita, who will share his story, discuss his thoughts on leadership, and expand on how men can play an important role on advancing women in business.
ABOUT THE SERIES Formerly known as the CWCC Luncheons, the Powerful Voices Conversation Series will feature speakers who will inspire you with their stories of success. There is no formula, no rules, no division of career or personal life stories, because after all - we gain power and inspiration from all places. All speakers share their stories about how they achieved their success, best leadership practices and key strengths to succeed in business and life.
Take time each month to refocus your energy and connect with your community of empowered, collaborative women who want nothing but to help you succeed.
Kent J. Thiry, Chairman and CEO, DaVita - Mayor of the DaVita Village
Kent Thiry is chairman and CEO of DaVita, a FORTUNE 200 company with 75,000 teammates and approximately $14 billion in revenues. The company operates in 11 countries globally, delivering clinically differentiated health care to nearly 2 million patients.
DaVita has been the subject of leadership and culture case studies written by both Harvard and Stanford, and taught in many other schools and programs. Kent sits on the Harvard Business School’s advisory board and is regularly invited to speak on leadership and culture at top business schools, companies and not-for-profit leadership groups.
In 2016 he led Let Colorado Vote, a group that passed two ballot initiatives, one that re-established the presidential primary in Colorado and a second that opens Colorado’s primaries to unaffiliated voters. He is currently leading a redistricting reform initiative, Fair Maps Colorado, as well as a statewide Path to Shared Prosperity blueprint process with a group of CEOs from most of Colorado’s largest companies. He also co-founded The Aspen Group with Senators Bill Frist and Tom Daschle.
Prior to joining DaVita, Kent served in several senior executive roles, including chairman and CEO of Vivra Specialty Partners, a specialty health care company; president and then CEO of Vivra, a NYSE health care service company; and partner at Bain & Company. Prior board seats include the non-executive Chairmanship of Oxford Health Plans.
Kent earned his B.A. in political science, with distinction, from Stanford University, where he also was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, in 1978. He earned his M.B.A., with honors, from Harvard Business School in 1983, where he was also elected to the Century Club.