Suzanne FosterSuzanne Foster, Vice President and General Manager of the Advanced Energy Division at Medtronic Advanced Energy – a global medical device technology company headquartered in Portsmouth, NH, will be a keynote speaker at the 2014 New England Women’s Leadership Summit held in June at St. Anselm College.

Suzanne has had an interesting career that has culminated in one of the most senior female positions in NH. Her presentation, Blazing the Trail with Courageous Leadership, describes her journey and the role that courage has played in keeping her authentic and getting ahead with great effectiveness.

From this presentation you will learn what courage means and how to trust your own courage as you blaze your trail personally or professionally.

Prior to working at Medtronic, Suzanne worked as Vice President of Operations at Salient Surgical Technologies. She has worked as an Attorney at the law firms of Holland & Knight and at Wiggin & Nourie.  Suzanne has also served as the Vice President of Compliance and Ethics for the Elliot Health System. She began her career as a clinical social worker at Portsmouth Regional Hospital and has a Masters Degree in Psychology. She earned her law degree at Suffolk University Law School and has a Masters in Public Health from Harvard University.  Suzanne lives in Newfields, NH with her husband and two sons.