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

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–lt;a href=”” target=”_blank”gt;#MDSOlt;/agt;–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

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 Cloud™, 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
  • 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

“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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