Fifth Annual

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

September 23-25, 2020

Philadelphia, PA and via Livestream

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.

Important Update: This event is available to attend via Livestream!

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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.

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

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2020 | Day 1


8:00 AM - 8:45 AM

Registration & Breakfast

8:45 AM

Opening Remarks

9:00 AM - 9:45 AM

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

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

Invited Speaker Merck & Co., Inc.

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

NETWORKING & REFRESHMENT Break 

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Championing Your Competencies

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

11:45 AM - 12:30 PM

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

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

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

NETWORKING LUNCH

1:30 PM - 2:15 PM

Making the Leap: Transitioning from Science to Commercial

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

2:15 PM - 2:45 PM

Lessons Learned from Experts in Virtual Engagement and Relationship Building

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2:45 PM - 3:00 PM

NETWORKING & REFRESHMENT Break 

3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

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

These Women will share their stores and answer questions from rising leaders advancing in their careers.
Panelists:

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

3:45 PM - 4:30 PM

Prevent Your Bad Moments From Turning into Bad Days

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

4:30 PM

CLOSING REMARKS


Thursday, September 24th, 2020 | Day 2


8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Registration & Breakfast

9:00 AM - 9:15 AM

Opening Remarks

9:15 AM - 10:30 AM

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

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

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

NETWORKING & REFRESHMENT Break 

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

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

Beth J. Hoffman - CEO
Origami Therapeutics, Inc.

11:45 AM - 12:30 PM

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

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

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

NETWORKING LUNCH

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

The Power of Perception: Leadership, Emotional Intelligence and Gender

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

2:30 PM - 2:45 PM

NETWORKING & REFRESHMENT Break 

2:45 PM - 3:30 PM

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

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

3:30 PM - 4:15 PM

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

Kelli Jaecks - Founder & Principal
Verbal Impact

4:15 PM - 4:30 PM

CLOSING REMARKS


Friday, September 25th, 2020 | Post-Conference Workshop

Leadership Strategies for Sustaining High Performance and Navigating Change

Join Colleen Hauk, best-selling co-author of the book, Women Who Ignite as she conducts this action-packed and interactive workshop session to explore strategies for unlocking barriers, develop skills for negotiation, establish leadership methodologies for navigating change and understand how to work with top executives and influencers to execute on the vision. Be prepared to be inspired and empowered to continue taking your career to the next level. See Colleen in action as she shares her lessons learned and leadership tips.


8:00 AM - 8:30 AM

Continental breakfast

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

OPENING INTERACTIVE EXERCISES

  • Define your objectives and review outcomes of the day
  • Break down the most common leadership types
  • Review the unique challenges faced by female leaders

9:30 AM - 10:45 AM

Part 1 Developing Your Leadership | Today

  • Explore two of the four emotional intelligence skills to increase top performer success
  • Learn strategies for navigating through perpetual change

10:45 AM - 11:00 AM

NETWORKING Break

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Part 2 Developing Your Leadership | Future

  • Develop a personal action plan for your leadership development style
  • Learn strategies for navigating through perpetual changes

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

NETWORKING LUNCH

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Part 3 Leadership & Your Organization | The People

  • Establish processes to conduct effective 1:1 meetings with greater outcomes
  • Build cultures that create stronger team cohesion

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Part 4 Leadership & Your Organization | The Results

  • Uncover the art of leading with questions to foster creative thinking and shared responsibility
  • Create your vision by understanding your organization’s current and future needs
  • Deliver your vision with greater purpose, clarity and influence

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

CLOSING SESSION

  • Engage in co-mentoring to reflect on learning and solidify key concepts
  • Build out an action plan for immediate implementation

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

Chief Shift Officer
Peloton Coaching

Shawn Andrews

Shawn Andrews

Founder & CEO
Andrews Research International

Katherine L. Lee

Katherine L. Lee

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

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

Rosemarie Sellati

Rosemarie Sellati

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

Vered Gigi

Vered Gigi

Chief Scientific Officer
CURE Pharmaceutical

Linda Ruschau

Linda Ruschau

Chief Client Officer
PatientPoint

Caren Kenney

Caren Kenney

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

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

Danielle Geissler

Danielle Geissler

Senior Principal
ALULA

Kanchan Relwani

Kanchan Relwani

Vice President, Head of Medical Affairs
Alkermes

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

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