The Power of Change—One Care Package at a Time

Gina ClarkBy Gina Clark, Chief Marketing Officer, AmerisourceBergen, and President of the AmerisourceBergen Foundation

Are you afraid of change? Change could be one of the reasons you’re attending the Conference for Women this year. You want to gain key insights from a variety of empowering and inspiring speakers and use that experience as a catalyst for positive change.

See It as Progress

Change has been at the core of my career in healthcare. From updating the way a global Fortune 12 company like AmerisourceBergen speaks in the marketplace to leading efforts to make a difference in the community through the company’s charitable foundation, I’ve had the opportunity to see and be a part of a lot of change.

Change scares some people, but I love it. I love it because it makes you stop and think about the impact. The ripple effect. And it forces you to grow. At AmerisourceBergen, we’ve been evolving our approach to healthcare solutions leadership for years. I’ve been fortunate to see AmerisourceBergen’s ripple effect enhance patient care everywhere from your local, independent pharmacy to the world renowned health systems right here in Philadelphia and throughout 52 countries around the world. That ripple effect is far reaching and it started with incremental change.

Spread It Around

That’s where you come in. This Thursday, October 6, at the Conference, AmerisourceBergen will have a booth in the Community Connection Pavilion where we’ll help create positive change for displaced women and children in the region by assembling bags full of personal care items. Those bags will then be donated to the women and children at the Salvation Army Eliza Shirley House who are battling homelessness every day. Our goal is to assemble 2,000 care packages over the course of the Conference this week, and we need your help. Stop by at any time during the Conference to pack a bag, leave a note of encouragement to the residents and learn more about the value of enhancing patient care in our communities. The power of change—one care package at a time.

Embrace It for Your Career

I also have the honor of participating in the Conference in an expert exchange session led by Sarah Brown, career expert and author of Let Your Personality Be Your Career Guide. Joining me as a panelist is Courtney Smith Goodrich, managing director of global technology for JP Morgan Chase. Our talk, “Your Career Path: Defining it Differently,” will explore why it’s important for you to define your success in your own way. Why it’s essential that we all change for the better.

I look forward to joining you at the Conference so we can keep talking about the positive impact of change.


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