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UnitedHealth Group Inc. (UNH), Mylan Inc. (MYL): 5 Leading Women in Health Care

Before joining General Electric Company (NYSE:GE), Siegel was a general partner at Mohr Davidow Ventures. In her capacity there, she led the firm in investing in multiple promising technologies such as molecular diagnostics and digital health. Siegel also previously served as president and director of Affymetrix. Her honors include being named one of “The 100 Most Influential Women in Silicon Valley.”

Past the glass

All of these women have demonstrated exceptional executive abilities and helped their organizations grow. In particular, shareholders in Mylan Inc. (NASDAQ:MYL) and UnitedHealth Group Inc. (NYSE:UNH) should be thankful for these leaders. During the past five years, Mylan’s shares gained more than 140%. UnitedHealth stock has more than doubled during the same period.

Of course, these five are representative of many other successful female executives in health care. Hopefully, young women looking to work in health care will see the achievements of these role models and be given the opportunities to move up, as these have. Perhaps more companies will recognize the talent within their ranks. As a dad with two daughters planning careers in the health care industry, count me among those who would like to see more executives like Gail Boudreaux, Heather Bresch, Debra Cafaro, Patricia Rice, and Susan Siegel — and see fewer glass ceilings.

The article 5 Leading Women in Health Care originally appeared on Fool.com and is written by Keith Speights.

Fool contributor Keith Speights has no position in any stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool recommends UnitedHealth Group. The Motley Fool owns shares of General Electric (NYSE:GE) Company.

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