Women’s Heart Health Summit
Miraval Arizona Resort & Spa
Tuesday, May 28 - Friday, May 31, 2024
Hosted by
Miraval Desert View
Women’s Heart Health Summit
Miraval Arizona Resort & Spa
Tuesday, May 28 - Friday, May 31, 2024
Hosted by
Hosted by
An exclusive event for the women leaders shaping heart health.
It’s time to change the odds.
At this intimate summit, women leaders in business, healthcare, and government will come together to accelerate awareness and impact on women's heart health.

More than a meeting, this summit will gather women in positions of power to drive real change and investment in closing the equity gap in women’s heart health.
Due to historic inequity in the healthcare system, women are twice as likely as men to die after a heart attack – and cardiovascular disease remains the leading cause of death for women.

Sessions will cover:

  • Public and private sector strategies led by women, for women
  • Black women's heart health expert roundtable
  • Why the intersection of menopause and heart health matters
  • Heart-healthy group activities, dinners, and more

Sign our pledge

We're taking a stand against women's heart health inequity. Join thought leaders like Maayan Cohen and Arianna Huffington and sign our Women for Heart Health Pledge.
Confirmed Speakers
Maayan Cohen
CEO and Co-founder, Hello Heart
Maayan Cohen is the CEO and co-founder of Hello Heart, a digital therapeutics company with a vision of preventing avoidable heart disease. Under Maayan’s leadership, Hello Heart has raised $138M to date and has been recognized as one of the best employer wellness and prevention solutions by the Center For Digital Health Innovation at UCSF, and by CB Insights as the Most Innovative Digital Health Startup. Maayan is a fierce advocate for women's heart health and addressing gender disparities in cardiovascular care and outcomes. In October 2023, she co-launched womenforhearthealth.org with leaders including Arianna Huffington and Vinod Khosla.
Wendy Sherry
CEO, Global Health Benefits, International Health at Cigna Healthcare
Wendy is the CEO of Global Health Benefits, International Health at CignaHealthcare where she oversees profit and loss across Europe and the Americas, ensuring globally relevant, quality care. With a focus on the needs of over 3,700 clients in 250 countries, she leads sales and operations spanning 30 countries. Previously, Wendy held various leadership roles in Cigna's U.S. Commercial Markets spearheading growth, affordability and market expansion strategies. With a background spanning finance to product to P&L management, she leverages diverse experiences to optimize business strategies and results. She is also a passionate and tireless advocate for co-workers, communities and health equity initiatives, actively mentoring rising female leaders across the enterprise.
Tracy Watts
Senior Partner, National Leader for U.S. Health Policy at Mercer
Tracy Watts, a Senior Partner at Mercer, specializes in advising large employers on health benefit strategies for both active and retired employees, boasting over 35 years of experience with the company. As the ex-officio Board Chair of the American Benefits Council and a prominent figure in various healthcare initiatives, including the National Commission on Climate and Worker Health, Tracy is highly regarded for her expertise and advocacy, often representing employer interests to policymakers in Washington DC and recognized as a "Top 25 Consultant" for excellence in healthcare by Consulting® Magazine in 2018.
Cheryl Cheng
Founder, Vive Collective
Cheryl is the founder of Vive Collective and was most recently a General Partner at BlueRun Ventures, one of Silicon Valley’s premiere VC firms. Cheryl is an advisor to Stanford’s BioDesign program where she teaches go-to-market strategies, and mentors faculty and student teams. She has a B.A. from Stanford University and an MBA from Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University where she was a Forte Foundation Scholar.
Director of Women’s Cardiovascular Health Research at Johns Hopkins University
Dr. Erin Michos is an Associate Professor in the Division of Cardiology at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and the Director of Women’s Cardiovascular Health Research at Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Michos is an expert in Cardiology and Women’s Health, having authored >650 publications. She is Co-Director of the IMPACT Center (Improving Participation Among Diverse Populations in Cardiovascular Clinical Trials). Dr. Michos completed medical school at Northwestern University, residency and cardiology fellowship at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, and has a masters from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
Noura Abul-Husn, MD, PhD
Vice President, Genomic Health at 23andMe
Noura is the Vice President of Genomic Health at 23andMe, working to expand the reach of consumer genetics in healthcare. She is a physician scientist, double board-certified Internist and Medical Geneticist, and expert in personalized healthcare and genomic medicine. She has spoken and published extensively on her research spanning genomic discovery, genomic medicine, and health equity. In addition to her leadership role at 23andMe, Noura is an Associate Professor of Medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.
Karol E. Watson, MD, PhD
Director of the Barbra Streisand Women's Heart Health Program at UCLA
Karol E. Watson, MD, PhD, is a Professor of Medicine/Cardiology and a board-certified cardiologist at the Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. Additionally, Dr. Watson serves as the director of the UCLA Barbra Streisand Women's Heart Health Program at UCLA and as chairperson of the national advisory board for WomenHeart. She received her undergraduate degree from Stanford University, her Medical Degree from Harvard Medical School, magna cum laude, and her PhD in Physiology from UCLA.
Retreat Schedule
Tuesday, May 28 - Friday, May 31, 2024
Guest Room Check-In
Hosted Welcome Reception
Dinner (on own)
6:00 - 8:00
Optional AM activity
8:30 - 9:15
9:30 - 11:00
AM Sessions
11:00 - 11:15
Morning Break
11:15 - 12:00
12:00 - 2:00
Lunch & Free time
2:00 - 6:00
Activity Time
6:00 - 8:00
Hosted Dinner
6:00 - 8:00
Optional AM activity
8:30 - 9:30
9:30 - 10:45
AM Sessions
10:45 - 11:00
Morning Break
11:00 - 11:30
11:30 - 1:00
1:00 - 1:45
1:45 - 3:00
6:00 - 8:00
Free time
Schedule is subject to change.

A Welcome Email and detailed Program Schedule will be emailed to registrants approximately two weeks prior to the program.

The summit will be held at Miraval Resorts Arizona, an oasis in the desert where guests will be able to relax, recharge, and participate in a wide variety of healthful activities.

Miraval Arizona Resort & Spa

5000 East, E Vía Estancia Miraval, Tucson, AZ 85739

1 (855) 234-1672