National Association of Professional Women Announces Lucy Nichols, Program Director of Medtronic, a 2014 Professional Woman of the Year

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Lucy Nichols is recognized as an NAPW VIP Woman of the Year for her outstanding leadership and commitment within her profession

I am also the Co-Founder and President of Zetwal Mission Outreach, a nonprofit organization for the delivery of healthcare and education in Haiti and Africa (Cameroon

NAPW honors Lucy Nichols, Program Director of Medtronic, as a 2014 Professional Woman of the Year. Ms. Nichols is recognized with this prestigious distinction for leadership in business. As the largest, most-recognized networking organization of professional women in the country, spanning virtually every industry and profession, the National Association of Professional Women is a vibrant networking community with over 600,000 members and nearly 300 Local chapters.

As a highly resourceful and effective engineering Program Director for Medtronic, a world leader in medical device technology, Lucy Nichols creates unique solutions to unmet clinical needs and aligning outcomes to stakeholders needs. “I have co-authored over 22 patents and contributed to over 15 abstracts for presentation at various Medtronic venues,” says Ms. Nichols. She is responsible for the efficient and predictable execution of multiple projects including collaborating and promoting innovation via several program initiatives and scientific collaborations. Her skills and areas of expertise include portfolio management, program/project management, people management, software engineering, strategic and operational planning and delivery of research systems for first-in-human use.

Ms. Nichols, who has an M.S. in Computer Science and Technology from the University of Minnesota, expertly leads world-wide cross functional teams with her in-depth knowledge in project management, engineering, clinical and regulatory management. She has developed multiple first-in-human research systems that resulted in new product features for the benefit of Medronic patients and has earned the honor of being named a Technical Fellow. “I am also the Co-Founder and President of Zetwal Mission Outreach, a nonprofit organization for the delivery of healthcare and education in Haiti and Africa (Cameroon),” says Ms. Nichols, whose strong social conscience has always been the catalyst for making a difference in the world.

NAPW's mission is to provide an exclusive, highly advanced networking forum to successful women executives, professionals and entrepreneurs where they can aspire, connect and achieve. Through innovative resources, unique tools and progressive benefits, professional women interact, exchange ideas, advance their knowledge and empower each other.

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