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When She Founded with Somer Hamrick, CEO & Founder of Channel Clinical is an insider view on what it really takes to start and scale a company in STEM. Each episode takes a deeper look into one such business venture and the woman who started it. Industry mavens describe their personal path to entrepreneurship through one-on-one conversations with a host who has been figuring it out herself. Somer Hamrick launched her own company in early 2019. With 20 years’ experience in business development and half that specifically in global health and clinical research, Somer found herself having to reach outside the life science community for support and mentorship. She created When She Founded as a platform to share what she has learned and is still learning, on her journey. This podcast demystifies some of the steps for female founders in industries where representation is lacking.

Feb 27, 2020

Artemis Emslie is the president and CEO of Cadence Rx, a patient-first, peer-to-peer prescription platform designed to improve the patient experience through smart technology applications. Through the platform, caseworkers, injured patients, and their caregivers can make better-informed decisions through personalized medication guidance and trusted clinical counsel. Artemis has over 25 years of experience in the Workers' Compensation and Group Health industries. Throughout her career, she has held several executive leadership positions, including Senior Director of the Workers' Compensation Division at Express Scripts, Principal of ProspeRX, and President and CEO of myMatrix. Currently, Artemis serves as the Founder of the Alliance of Women in Workers' Compensation and a member of the Board of Directors at Ametros and Paradigm Outcomes, respectively, alongside her role at Cadence Rx.

Artemis joins me today to share the evolution story behind Cadence Rx and her journey of becoming a female entrepreneur. She explains the importance of focusing on building and nurturing our skills as female founders and avoiding the temptation of labeling ourselves. She explains why it’s critical for women entrepreneurs to seek advice and counsel from other women in business. We also discuss the importance of avoiding perfectionism, overcoming the fear of failure, and understanding that making mistakes and failing is part of the learning process when stepping out and starting your entrepreneurial career.


“Understanding where your opportunities are to learn; understanding who you are as a person and who you are as a leader is half the battle.” - Artemis Emslie


Today on When She Founded:

  • Artemis’ journey to becoming a female entrepreneur and what inspired her to start Cadence Rx
  • Building and honing the skills required to comfortably shift between managing business operations and business development and sales
  • The importance of avoiding the temptation to put a label on yourself and focus on learning and strengthening new skills
  • Why it’s critical for women entrepreneurs and women in business to seek advice from others
  • How Cadence Rx and its vision has evolved
  • Seeking advice, mentorship, and guidance during times of uncertainty
  • What inspired her to launch the Alliance of Women in Workers’ Compensation
  • Evaluating your risk profile, avoiding perfectionism, and understanding that making mistakes and failing is part of the learning process
  • Getting comfortable with being uncomfortable


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