Conscious Mom leaders

Winter Season 2021

In honor of Mother’s day, we are thrilled to present a segment on Conscious Mom Leaders. Inspirational women executives have paved the way for conscious parenting while climbing the professional ladder all the way to the very top. Conscious parenting is a parent-centric parenting philosophy that is based on the idea of its focus on the parents, rather than the child’s behaviour. Let’s learn how to strike this delicate work life balance.

“Have a plan on how you’re going to share the work. Be flexible with each other. Don’t let the stress and the burden of raising kids keep you from staying connected as a couple. There are going to be times with young professional couples- somebody might be on the upswing and somebody has a respite. Taking the time to coordinate that and be strategic about that can really make a huge difference.”

Myrtle Potter

CEO of Sumitovant Biopharma +

Former President & COO of Genentech

“Partnership with the spouse – it’s very important how you balance that. Even though we had a lot of support around us, I truly believe both parents still should be there daily. 

Hemali Vyas

NASA JPL Leadership + 

Co-Founder of Warehouse Exchange & Allogistx International, Inc.

H.O.W. to Get Highly Organized


H.O.W. to Power Productivity

Carrie Collins

Founder of H.O.W.

Highly Organized Woman


Myrtle Potter is a global healthcare innovator and the CEO for Sumitovant Biopharma, a global biopharmaceutical company that is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sumitomo Dainippon Pharma and is the parent company of five biopharma companies. Potter was appointed Operating Chair of the Roivant Pharma family of companies in 2018 where her leadership in standing up companies and developing and commercializing novel therapeutics helped launch over 15 public and private subsidiaries. Prior to Roivant, she founded Myrtle Potter & Company, a firm that advises public and private life science corporations and boards of directors on corporate strategy and portfolio growth. During Potter’s tenure as President and COO of Genentech the company achieved the largest commercialization phase in its history up to that point earning the title “market-maker” for seven novel therapeutic product launches. Prior to Genentech she was President of Bristol-Myers Squibb’s U.S. Cardiovascular and Metabolic business, overseeing the successful launch of numerous multi-billion-dollar medicines with a team of 3500 staff. Earlier Potter served at Merck Corporation where her entrepreneurial spirit led her to found and launch the company Astra/Merck, Inc. which eventually became AstraZeneca. As a recognized leader in the biopharma industry Potter serves on a number of boards including Liberty Mutual Insurance Group, Axsome Therapeutics, Myovant Sciences (Chairwoman), Urovant Sciences, Inc., Axovant Gene Therapies, Ltd. and several privately held companies. Previously Potter served on the boards of Amazon, Express Scripts Holding Co., Rite Aid Corporation and Medco Health Solutions Inc. as well as other public and privately held companies. Potter is a graduate of the University of Chicago and currently serves on the University’s Board of Trustees. Professional Highlights: Potter’s track record of success led to being named three times to FORTUNE magazine’s “50 Most Powerful Women in Business” list. In 2020 she was named to Black Enterprise’s World Changers: 50 Most Impactful Women in Business in The Last 50 Years. She was honored as a Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association “Woman of the Year”. Potter was named one of the Most Powerful Women in Corporate America by Savoy and has received recognition by BusinessWeek, The Wall Street Journal, Time, Forbes and Harvard Business Review.


Hemali Vyas, an End-to-End solution seeker, is a versatile technology leader with 30+ years of experience across deep-space, aerospace, research, and startup environments with strategic, integrated and multi-disciplinary approach with systems engineering principles. She is an out-of-the-box strategic thinker with business acumen, and in-depth technical experience across various project phases for flight, ground and commercial systems. Hemali has led many technology projects in satellite communications and networking; GPS for cell phones and atmospheric science; telescopes and science instruments;

and software applications for Deep Space Network and web-based software solutions for startups.

Hemali works at NASA/JPL-Caltech, a co founder and a board member of a startup (UTAM Innovations, Optzz Chain, Allogistx International). She graduated from University of Southern California and has a Master’s in Electrical Engineering (Viterbi) and an Executive-MBA (Marshall). Her interests are climate change, wellness and STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, math).


Carrie Collins, JD, PhD crafts order from chaos and creates inspired and inventive ways to find time. She is a consummate connector of individuals and ideas, with a keen ability to facilitate conversations and foster mutually beneficial partnerships. In January 2020, Collins founded H.O.W. Highly Organized Woman to teach people how to find time by thinking strategically about productivity, performance, and leadership progression. Offering team training, 1:1 sessions, virtual retreats, and consulting engagements, H.O.W. shares practical and accessible strategies to amplify any tool, system, or process to find time. @how_bossbusy 

As the Highly Organized Woman, Collins has taught thousands of people how to find time with innovative strategies that shift thinking, spur action, and create results. With boundless enthusiasm, she has helped teams at private, public, small, and super-sized organizations show busy who’s boss.