The Annual Circle Leadership Summit

Become a Circle Leader today and join us September 6-7 for the our annual Circle Leadership Summit in Chicago.

Founders

Angela Braly

Angela Braly

A recognized leader in business, Angela serves on the board of directors of Brookfield Asset Management, Inc., ExxonMobil, Lowe’s, Procter & Gamble and the Indiana Economic Development Corporation. Angela formerly served as the Chair, President and Chief Executive Officer of WellPoint, Inc. (now called Anthem). During Angela’s tenure, WellPoint achieved more than $60 billion in revenue and was the nation’s largest health insurer by membership, with approximately 34 million or 1 in 9 Americans. Anthem operates primarily through its Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans in 14 states.

Angela has been named many times, once as high as 4th, on the list of most powerful women in both Forbes and Fortune. She is also listed as one of the 100 Most Powerful People in Healthcare and one of the Top 25 Women in Healthcare by Modern Healthcare.

Her leadership reaches beyond the private sector. Angela is passionate about giving back in ways that will have a lasting and positive impact. She has been a leading supporter and advocate of United Way for over two decades. Angela and her husband call Indiana home and have three children.

 

Kathryn Hubbard

Kathryn Hubbard

Co-founder

Kathryn Hubbard is a cofounder of the Bridges of Understanding Foundation, a non-profit, nonpolitical organization dedicated to fostering better understanding between the United States and the Arab world. The focus of Bridges of Understanding is to support projects, specifically in the areas of education, youth and culture, which create mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the Arab world.

Kathy serves on the Board of Trustees of DePauw University and chaired the Nominations and Trusteeship Committee. She serves on the Board of Trustees of the American Federation for Children, an organization that promotes school choice and better educational opportunities for all children. Kathy also serves on the Board of the Choice Charitable Trust, a foundation which provides scholarships for low income students to attend private schools In 2006, she was appointed by President George Bush to the J. William Fulbright Board.

In addition to her work in non-profits and in business, Kathy has a long history of political involvement at all levels of government and in political campaigns. Her political activities have included fundraising and political work for numerous state and national political leaders.

Kathy graduated with a B.A. degree from DePauw University. She attended the University of Neuchatel, Switzerland. Kathy is married to Allan B. Hubbard and they reside in Indianapolis, Indiana and have three children.

Sylvie Légère

Sylvie Légère

Co-founder

Sylvie Légère is very familiar with corporate America as well as the policy world.

She has more than 20 years experience working in technology, process and change management for Accenture, TD Ameritrade and JP Morgan Chase. As co-owner of a bicycle shop outside Chicago, and developer of an app for people with developmental disabilities, she knows the challenges small businesses face. And as a parent, Sylvie feels the pressure all parents do — how do we leave the world a better place for our children?

In answering that question, she’s discovered a passion to help those without a voice find their own and get out of their comfort zone. After personally encountering the unique challenges women face in the policy sphere, she co-founded The Policy Circle to provide women with opportunities to gain the confidence to join the public policy dialogue.

Sylvie earned an undergraduate degree in Management Information Systems from the University of Ottawa, Canada, and a Master’s in Computer Science with a specialization in the Learning Sciences from Northwestern University, in Evanston, Illinois.