Fifth Annual

Advancing Women's Leadership Skills & Opportunities In Pharma & Healthcare

Conference Overview

Attendees will hear first-hand from accomplished female Pharma and Healthcare executives who have leapt over barriers and created their success. These leading women will share stories and lessons learned from their climb to the top. Through keynotes, panels, and unique mentoring breaks, this event shines a spotlight on influential women in Pharma and Healthcare, bringing industry role models and their journeys to the forefront.

Our event will engage attendees to develop methods for escalating women into leadership roles to continue to close the gender parity industry gap. Attendees will have a chance to facilitate career & business connections with other women in leadership roles. Featured speakers will share effective practices they've deployed to develop female talent and ideas for continued leadership development at all levels. During the conference, attendees will be exposed to and have plenty of networking opportunities with key thought leaders, mentors and industry influencers.

Top 5 Reasons to Attend

  1. Rare opportunity to learn and prosper from women who’ve achieved C-Level positions
  2. Hear ideas and best practices for overcoming barriers to success
  3. Network with peers, mentors and those on their “way up” in leadership roles
  4. Create a road map for achieving your next leadership role in Pharma or Healthcare
  5. Learn strategies for fostering diversity and inclusion

Attendee Profile

Mid-Level Leaders who are emerging and seeking knowledge to facilitate upward mobility. This conference is for Managers, Directors and VPs looking to continue their career path to Senior Level, Executive Level and C-Suite Roles with:

  • Pharmaceutical companies
  • Hospitals, healthcare system & healthcare providers
  • Health insurance companies
  • Biotech companies
  • Medical device manufacturers
  • Healthcare related associations, foundations, solutions providers, educational organizations, government entities and venture capitalists

JOIN THE MOVEMENT

During the three days, you will…

Be inspired
Hear best practices
Learn from those before you
Get your questions answered
Engage with peers and mentors

In September 2018, DGE held our inaugural Advancing Women’s Leadership Conference (#AWLC) in Philadelphia. Two years later, the AWLC series is more than just an event - it’s a movement.

Over 2-3 days, you will engage with other female executives in the industry to advance your career, make lifelong connections, grow your leadership skills and propel both yourself and other future leaders further into executive positions throughout pharma and healthcare.

This is an opportunity to sharpen your skills, grow your network and get ideas that can improve your company and culture. 

Sessions will include these timely and relevant topics 

  • Leading in times of uncertainty
  • Overcoming the imposter syndrome  
  • Being prepared to get the job you want  
  • Positive first impressions 
  • Identifying your authentic leadership style 
  • Creating and leading diverse, high performing teams 

Be a part of the movement and join with other Pharmaceutical and Healthcare influential female executives.

LIVE Stream | Day 1


8:00 AM - 8:45 AM

login

8:45 AM

Opening Remarks

Linda Ruschau - Chief Client Officer
PatientPoint

9:00 AM - 9:45 AM

Sponsorship, Salary Equity, and Cultivating the Success of Women Who Lead

Despite equal numbers of women professionals entering medicine and the biopharma workforce, there remains a significant difference in the way men and women are perceived and treated within our organizational cultures. Transcending numerical parity and creating environments conducive to women’s advancement will require mitigating implicit cultural assumptions facing women who lead and correcting practices and patterns of interactions in the workplace that inadvertently benefit men and disadvantage women. This session will discuss the concept of second-generation gender bias, how biases converge in the workplace to hinder women’s success, and strategies to disrupt prescriptive norms in our organizations so that the talents of a gender-diverse workforce can freely emerge.

Amy S. Gottlieb, MD, FACP - Chief Faculty Development Officer
Baystate Health
Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs
Professor of Medicine and Obstetrics & Gynecology
University of Massachusetts Medical School – Baystate

9:45 AM - 10:30 AM

KEYNOTE: Navigating Your Career Path: Lessons Learned from My Journey in the Pharmaceutical Industry

Working in pharma is fulfilling as we work to save and improve people’s lives. It can also be overwhelming as women balance their personal and professional responsibilities or decide between different career paths. Our keynote speaker will discuss “lessons learned” during her successful 20 year career in the pharmaceutical industry, including working in different divisions, US and global roles, and doing a job share when her children were young. The lessons learned will be broadly applicable whether you are just beginning your career or pivoting your role.

Laurie Myers - Global Health Literacy Director
Merck & Co., Inc.

10:30 AM - 10:45 AM

Break

10:45 AM - 11:30 AM

Championing Your Competencies

Kanchan Relwani, M.D. - Vice President, Head of Medical Affairs
Alkermes

11:30 AM - 12:15 PM

Well-Being in the Workplace: Managing Your Energy for Sustainable High Performance

Many of us respond to rising demands in the workplace by putting in longer hours, which inevitably take a toll on us physically, mentally, and emotionally. This can often lead to declining levels of engagement, distraction, high turnover, and soaring medical costs among employees. This session will dive into performance psychology, exercise physiology, nutrition, and behavior change to help those working in high-stress environments to achieve and sustain optimal levels of performance.

Caren Kenney - Executive Director
Premier Executive Leadership
Head, Innovation and Thought Leadership 
Human Performance Institute®
Johnson & Johnson

12:15 PM - 12:45 PM

LUNCH

12:45 PM - 1:30 PM

Making the Leap: Transitioning from Science to Commercial

Hear personal stories about successfully making the transition from a research scientist to a corporate professional and how to stay relevant in drug development while expanding your career and long term marketability.

Rosemarie Sellati - Director, Patient Advocacy and Strategic Alliances, Immunology, Hepatology, Dermatology
Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation

1:30 PM - 2:15 PM

Lessons Learned from Experts in Virtual Engagement and Relationship Building

Adrienne Williams - President & CEO
Adrienne founded Scarritt Group

2:15 PM - 2:30 PM

Break

2:30 PM - 3:15 PM

PANEL: Breaking through the Glass Ceiling - Advice, Ideas and Shared Experiences from Experienced Leaders in Healthcare and Pharma

It may be 2020, but the gender gap and glass ceiling are still problematic. While more women are in leadership positions than ever before, we’re still underrepresented which is surprising in a field that is heavily dominated by women. This panel of distinguished of women will share their stories of advancement, advice and answer questions from rising leaders furthering in their careers.

Vered Gigi - Chief Scientific Officer
CURE Pharmaceutical

Katherine L. Lee, Ph.D. - Head of Scientific Planning and Operations, Inflammation and Immunology Research Unit
Pfizer, Inc.

Beth J. Hoffman - CEO
Origami Therapeutics, Inc.

Linda Ruschau - Chief Client Officer
PatientPoint

Moderator:
Kim Huggins - Partner
Navigate

3:15 PM - 4:00 PM

Prevent Your Bad Moments From Turning into Bad Days

On July 11, 2001, Michael had his last bad day. At thirty-three, his career and life seemed perfect and then it all changed. Michael will share his inspirational near-death story and how it helped him to put his health back into his healthcare career. You will discover how to create a better life and career through G.R.A.C.E.

Michael O’Brien - Executive Coach, Speaker, Author
Peloton Executive Coaching
President, NY Chapter
Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association

4:00 PM

CLOSING REMARKS


LIVE Stream | Day 2


8:00 AM - 8:45 AM

LOGIN

8:30 AM - 8:45 AM

Opening Remarks

8:45 AM - 9:45 AM

INTERACTIVE SESSION: Planning your “And” Life: Mapping out a Path for a Successful Career and Personal Life

A high rate of women are leaving their positions due to the challenges of balancing career and personal life. After suffering her own breaking point, Colleen Hauk transformed her circumstances and developed successful methods for living an exceptionally holistic life. She uses her experience, research and proven strategies to empower high-performers to learn how to live the ‘and’ life – have a powerful career with an extraordinary personal life.

Colleen Hauk - Best Selling co-author of the bookWomen Who Ignite

9:45 AM - 10:00 AM

Break

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Leading Through Changes in Life Sciences: A Look Back, a Look Forward

In the course of your career and your life as a whole, there will be numerous opportunities, changes and challenges layered on top of an ever-evolving environment. Beth will be sharing some insights from her adventures in life sciences with the intention of providing advice and stimulating thought about how we might advance our careers.

Beth J. Hoffman - CEO
Origami Therapeutics, Inc.

10:45 AM - 11:30 AM

Action Steps You Can Take to Break Barriers and Grow Women Leaders in STEM Careers

In today’s world women are making great strides in advancing in levels of leadership. However, there is still more to be done as we encounter common barriers to successfully attaining our goals. This presentation will examine some of those common barriers that face women in STEM careers and practical steps to implement change.

Anne E. Johnson - Director, Philadelphia District Office (PA, DE) Director, Bio-Research Monitoring Division I (EAST) 
Office of Bioresearch Monitoring Operations
Office of Regulatory Affairs (ORA)
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

LUNCH

12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

The Power of Perception: Leadership, Emotional Intelligence and Gender Divide

Even though women make up half of the workforce and most bachelor’s degrees in U.S. and Europe, they are still not making inroads into leadership positions. To further complicate the issue, gender-specific EQ competencies and gender culture impact the perception of men and women differently.

Understanding the power of perception can dramatically improve your career advancement and help men and women work better together. Building on her best-selling book, The Power of Perception: Leadership, Emotional Intelligence, and the Gender Divide, Dr. Andrews will address the latest research on these topics and show you how to apply practical strategies to boost your career and maximize talent in your organization.

Shawn Andrews, Ed.D., M.B.A. - Founder and CEO
Andrews Research International

12:45 PM - 1:00 PM

Break

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

ROUNDTABLE: Strategies for Leading Multi-Generational, High Performing Teams

Most offices today feature a multigenerational workforce, with employees ranging from Baby Boomers approaching retirement to Generation Z’ers, the latest entrants into the job market. As a manager, one of your responsibilities is to ensure that all these generations work well together. This roundtable will discuss ways that you can take advantage of your diverse workforce and use their complementary backgrounds, skills, and know-how to strengthen your team and your company.

Panelists:
Ann Leon - Global Director, Medical Education & Communications, Transplant Therapies
CSL Behring

Michelle Radney - National Sales Director, Key Account Management
Cardiovascular and Metabolism
Janssen Pharmaceuticals

Jennifer Lauria Clark - Executive Director, Strategic Development
CAI

Gretchen Griffin - Head of US Operations
Trilogy Writing & Consulting

Moderator:
Danielle Geissler, Ph.D. - Senior Principal
ALULA

2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

Believe, Invest, Play: Three Keys to Personal and Professional Growth

In today’s changing world, with its constant stress and overwhelm, we all long for balance and a sense of wellbeing. As we are buried in to-do lists and seemingly never-ending demands on our time, we forget to dream, we forget to stop and evaluate where we are, what we want and how to get there.

Imagine your world where you feel momentum, you are moving forward, you are experiencing joy in meeting your goals. Picture yourself happy and fulfilled - developing new skills for your workplace, mastering a hobby, discovering for fun! Looks good, doesn’t it? How does one begin? How do we key into our desires, our longings, our goals? How do we then work towards fulfilling those?

This fast-paced engaging presentation will provide three concrete ways to jump-start your goals. You will walk away with new tools to use in fulfilling your dreams and desires, whether they are personal or professional.

Kelli Jaecks - Founder & Principal
Verbal Impact

2:45 PM - 3:00 PM

CLOSING REMARKS


TWO DAYS OF EDUCATION AND OPPORTUNITY

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Featured Speakers


Colleen Hauk

Colleen Hauk

Leadership Speaker Trainer & Bestselling Author

Ann Leon

Ann Leon

Global Director, Medical Education & Communications Transplant Therapies
CSL Behring

Beth Hoffman

Beth Hoffman

Founder, President, Chief Executive Officer
Origami Therapeutics, Inc.

Michael O'Brien

Michael O'Brien

Executive Coach, Speaker, Author
Peloton Executive Coaching

Shawn Andrews

Shawn Andrews

Founder & CEO
Andrews Research International

Anne E. Johnson

Adrienne Williams

President & CEO
Scarritt Group

Danielle Geissler

Danielle Geissler

Senior Principal
ALULA

Linda Ruschau

Linda Ruschau

Chief Client Officer
PatientPoint

Vered Gigi

Vered Gigi

Chief Scientific Officer
CURE Pharmaceutical

Rosemarie Sellati

Rosemarie Sellati

Director, Patient Advocacy and Strategic Alliances Immunology, Hepatology, Dermatology
Novartis Pharmaceuticals

Kanchan Relwani

Kanchan Relwani

Vice President, Head of Medical Affairs
Alkermes

Michelle Radney

Michelle Radney

National Sales Director
Janssen Pharmaceuticals
A Johnson & Johnson Company

Jennifer Lauria Clark

Jennifer Lauria Clark

Executive Director of Strategic Development
CAI

Gretchen Griffin

Gretchen Griffin

Head of US Operations
Trilogy Writing & Consulting

KELLI JAECKS

KELLI JAECKS

MA
RDH

Kim Huggins

Kim Huggins

Partner
Navigate

Amy S. Gottlieb

Amy S. Gottlieb

Chief Faculty Development Officer, Baystate Health Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs Professor of Medicine and Obstetrics & Gynecology
University of Massachusetts Medical School – Baystate

Caren Kenney

Caren Kenney

Executive Director, Premier Executive Leadership
Johnson & Johnson Human Performance Institute

Anne E. Johnson

Anne E. Johnson

Director, Philadelphia District Office (PA, DE) Director, Bio-Research Monitoring Division I (EAST)
Office of Bioresearch Monitoring Operations, Office of Regulatory Affairs (ORA), U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Katherine L. Lee

Katherine L. Lee

Senior Director, Head of Scientific Planning and Operations, Inflammation and Immunology Research Unit
Pfizer, Inc.

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