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Simpson Healthcare Executives - Most Innovative Woman of the Year

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Company: Simpson Healthcare Executives, LLC, Old Lyme, CT
Company Description: Simpson Healthcare challenges key stakeholders in the healthcare industry to think disruptively about the future of healthcare beyond next year and into the next decade to build the brands of tomorrow and connect our biopharmaceutical clients with patients who can benefit most from their therapies.
Nomination Category: Individual Awards Categories
Nomination Sub Category: Most Innovative Woman of the Year - Business Services

Nomination Title: Kelly Simpson-Angelini, CEO+CSO

Describe for the judges the activities and accomplishments of the nominated woman since the beginning of July last year (up to 525 words):

Kelly Simpson-Angelini, CEO+CSO of Simpson Healthcare Executives, is an agency leader with a penchant to make the world a better place to live, catalyzing impactful triumphs on a day-to-day basis for patients who now have access to new and better treatment options. Simpson Healthcare is her diverse scientific agency currently celebrating its 20th year of business and is dedicated to disease education, the brand experience, and shaping brand behavior to create strong relationships between our clients and their physician and patient communities.

Her medical communications leadership in the biopharmaceutical industry extends across a broad array of therapeutic areas; including: cardiovascular, rare disease, infectious disease, oncology, respiratory, gastrointestinal, psychiatry, and immunology. Currently, Simpson Healthcare is working to improve the quality of life for roughly 1/3 of the population in this year alone. Over the past two decades, her scientific agency team has had the privilege of working on game-changing therapeutic brands for our heritage clients such as: Pfizer, Shire, Janssen, Merck, AstraZeneca, Amgen, to name a few; supporting the development and delivery of more personalized, precise medicine for patients.

With the collaborations of the talented members of our team, and with Kelly Simpson Angelini’s scientific and business thought leadership on the purpose and intent of disruptive innovation within healthcare, she has successfully expanded our service offerings to launch and implement, a new line of “Futuring” work with our major “big pharma” clients. She continues to use her passion for healthcare and disruptive innovation to build and customize specialized service offerings that provide long-term value to our clients’ business and the healthcare field.

During Futuring, we engage our clients to envision the potential best and worst futures without any reference to present day. Once the Futures have been imagined, the drivers to reach those futures are identified, which help to pinpoint opportunities to shape a “Desired Future,” or avoid impact from an “Undesirable Future.” The reason this work is important is because the purpose of Futuring is to look at global datasets, policies, and influential variables, and to disrupt key markets in healthcare with a longer 10-20-year vision for the future. These inventories are a starting point for change based on the identified opportunities from Futuring.

Kelly has been the recipient of a broad host of scientific marketing awards including landing the cover story of Best Entrepreneurs to Look for in 2018 and was named a Women of Innovation Honoree by the Connecticut Technology Council for her entrepreneurial vision and leadership. She has since been honored in New York City by Medical Marketing and Media (MM&M) as a Healthcare Transformers- Top 10 Innovation Catalyst; and by Business Worldwide Magazine as Healthcare Industry CEO of the Year- USA and Most Innovative CEO of the Year-USA at the Business Worldwide CEO Awards. Most recently, Kelly Simpson-Angelini won several awards at the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, where she won Female Entrepreneur of the Year-Business Services: 11-2,500 Employees, Company of the Year: More than 10 Employees, and Most Innovative Company of the Year: More than 10 Employees.

Provide a brief biography of the nominated woman (up to 125 words):

Kelly Simpson-Angelini, serial entrepreneur, Chair of the Board of the non-profit, Can Do Multiple Sclerosis, wife, mother of three, life coach, mentor, and organic farmer is passionate about disruptively innovating the future of health. In 1998, she founded Simpson Healthcare Executives, a diverse scientific agency where her innovative approach and unique health collaborations include pioneering the creation of future health forums, where world experts collaborate to look at global datasets, health shifts, health policies, and patient needs for health over the next decade.