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International Women’s Day: The Female Leaders at Athletico

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March 8th signifies International Women’s Day (IWD), a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. It is one of the most important days to celebrate women’s achievements and raise awareness about women’s equality.

To celebrate this day, we recognize the female leaders within Athletico and posed them with the question: What makes a great leader at Athletico? In addition, we proudly announce the Athletico Women’s Business Resource Group. This voluntary, employee-led group was founded in conjunction of our Inclusion, Diversity & Equity council to help foster a diverse and inclusive workplace. Read on to meet the many women making a difference within our organization.

Female Leaders of Athletico


Diane, Vice President of Clinical Operations/Workers’ Compensation

“A good leader at Athletico is open, inclusive, and drives improvement through establishing a vision. They challenge team members to be better by collaboration, communication and setting expectations. Understanding the gaps provides support to accomplish the vision.”

Geri, Vice President of Billing Operations

“I am truly honored to be a leader in our great organization. With regard to our core values, I support a constant flow of respect, this is accomplished through providing and being open to accountability, appreciation, authenticity, education/training, innovation and resources. A positive outlook, embracing the origin of ‘change’ and supporting ‘the teams’ innovative contribution is what makes a great leader here at Athletico.”

Celebrating International Women’s Day at AthleticoJen, Vice President of Talent Acquisition

“Great leaders embrace diversity. They celebrate difference and encourage their teams to push boundaries.”

Beata, Vice President of Total Rewards

“A good leader brings results. A great leader writes a new story, it’s different. Obviously a new story has to incorporate a lot of results. But a story is a chapter in the life of a company that people want to write and want to remember. Athletico is in a unique position in that we have a lot of great stories which have attributed to its success and we need to continue with that mindset of writing stories that are reflective, innovative, ethical and focus on making everyone else better not just individual success.”

Joanne, Chief Compliance and Risk Officer

“To me, leadership at Athletico means setting an example and guiding our team to reach individual, departmental and organizational goals. Good leaders collaborate and support others, whether they are peers or direct reports to inspire confidence, action and success. They acknowledge that they are not perfect and don’t have all the answers, so they know when to lean on the team to explore avenues to success. Good leaders can inspire and motivate others.”

Tracey, Vice President of Clinical Operations

“To me a good leader exhibits our core values at all times, even in the toughest of situations. One that has a clear strategy and educates, supports and inspires their team and people around them to achieve it. One that has the highest of integrity, honesty, transparency, and humility. One that casts a positive shadow by being compassionate, curious, collaborative and courageous. One that puts their team and colleagues first.”

Khymberly, Chief Human Resources Officer

“I believe a good leader should be empathetic and able to connect with his or her employees to drive maximum engagement and results. At Athletico, that means exemplifying our Leadership Expectations – Leading Through our Values, Building Trust, Enhancing Capability, and Maximizing Value.”

Kari, Vice President of Legal Affairs

“While a good leader will understand the goals of the business, in addition to his or her department, and craft and execute a plan that helps achieve those goals, a great leader will inspire his or her team members to perform their best by providing clear and concise messaging and direction, mentorship and opportunity to grow their skills and area of responsibility, recognizing accomplishments and effort, nurturing team members interests, and being cognizant of each team member’s unique personality and what inspires him or her to perform his or her best. While leaders need to be positive and decisive, it is also important to show vulnerability so your team feels comfortable showing the same – leaders will not always be right or will not always know the answer at the time a question is asked. I’m lucky to work with many great leaders here at Athletico and to be leading a fantastic team that inspires me every day.”

Kelly, Vice President of Real Estate

“A good leader at Athletico sets a vision and tone establishing clear goals and who’s not afraid to jump in, lead by example and do the work along-side the team when they need it the most.”

Payten, Head of Athletic Training Services

“I believe that a good leader is someone who cares about who they work with, is loyal to the organization and who looks to work smartly within all the guidelines of their day-to-day duties. Athletico has mission to empower people, inspire hope and transforms lives; this rings true to those who lead with success.”

Carrie, Chief Marketing Officer

“A good leader inspires and enables others to grow and be better.”

Therese, Vice President of Patient Journey

“Being a good leader at Athletico means appreciating that our shared purpose – empowering people, inspiring hope and transforming lives – applies to our coworkers as well as our patients. Each of us has a different part to play in achieving common goals. As Athletico leaders, we work to inspire and support the best in others, which is one of the most rewarding challenges of leadership.”

Stacy, Vice President of Payer Relations

“As a leader I embrace diversity and value experience others bring to the table, which helps strengthen both our team and Athletico as an organization, I appreciate when someone brings fresh perspective and new ideas focused on improvement and progress.”


Women’s Business Resource Group at Athletico

We are proud to unveil the Women’s Business Resource Group here at Athletico! The women and allies within this group support the inclusion, diversity, and equitable treatment of women within the workplace. Meet the members below!

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  1. Grant Koster, PT, ATC, FACHE

    What a great group of leaders to profile! Thank you for all of your contributions to our team. #OneTeam

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