DAHNA BAISLEYPosted On: Jul. 29, 2007 12:00 AM CST
Director of Health and Insurance Programs
Honeywell International Inc.
Dahna Baisley is responsible for managing Honeywell International’s health care budget and programs, identifying potential health problems in the employee population, creating and implementing targeted solutions and facilitating access to health care information so that employees can make good health care decisions. She also manages other benefits such as life and disability insurance. She is a member of the National Business Group on Health’s obesity, consumer-directed health care and health care cost solutions groups, seeking ways to provide higher quality health care at affordable prices.
Advice to young women: "You have to be patient. There’s a lot to learn. (Health care is) a very technical field and it’s ever-changing. Get yourself to a place where you are going to be exposed to a lot of different things and be able to learn."
Professional role model: "I always thought my grandma for her generation was amazing because she ended up being a vp for a bank. She really inspired me that I could go as far as I want."
Position of women in industry: "I feel like you’re starting to see more women in higher profile positions. I still don’t think it’s the norm. I think that women are on the move to make an impact, but I still think we have farther to go. Personally, for me it’s inspiring when you see someone who’s made it."