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Angela Braly speaking at Marquette University

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Angela F. Braly became president and chief executive officer of WellPoint Inc., a parent company to Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, in June 2007 and is one of only two women to lead a Fortune 35 company. In 2009, she ranked eighth on Forbes’ “World’s Most Powerful Women” list, and in ‘08 she was fifth on Fortune’s list of the “50 Most Powerful Women.” In 2009, she was named one of Modern Healthcare magazine’s “Top 25 Women in Healthcare.”


Angela Braly is on the forefront of the current national health care debate. She recently spoke to the Marquette community about Wellpoint’s role advocating for sustainable health care reform and the importance of good leadership during volatile times. She also discussed Wellpoint’s commitment to providing quality care and value to their customers, such as Anthem’s, through their customer-first business approach.


The Business Leaders Forum is a speaker series sponsored by Marquette University’s College of Business Administration. The forum provides a setting for nationally recognized business leaders to engage in discussions and interact with students, faculty and local business leaders.

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