Betsy Kuzas, chief operating officer, Phoenix Children’s Hospital

Phoenix Children’s highest-ranking woman heads up construction and facilities, including the hospital’s $538 million expansion, commanding respect in a role traditionally dominated by men.

Greatest accomplishment: “Leading the complex expansion of Phoenix Children’s. My first priority was to assemble an expert team.”

Childhood aspiration: “Healthcare was the family business. I started in microbiology but now I take a macro view.”

Reception: The 2015 Most Influential Women in Arizona Business will be recognized at the Most Influential Women in Arizona Cocktail Party on August 27, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Chateau Luxe. Click here to purchase tickets.