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

March 9-11, 2020

Garden Grove, CA

Conference Overview

In September 2018, DGE held our inaugural Advancing Women’s Leadership Conference (#AWLC) in Philadelphia. The event continued with a 2nd conference in March 2019 and a 3rd in September 2019. With continued growth spanning nearly two years, the AWLC series is now more than just an event - it’s a movement.

Join the movement.

Over three exciting days, you will come together 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.

During AWLC you will…

Be inspired

Hear best practices

Learn from those who have forged a path before you

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Meet peers, mentors and mentees.

This is an opportunity to sharpen your skills, grow your network and get ideas that can improve your company and culture. Learn from and network with Pharmaceutical and Healthcare’s most influential female executives.

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Garden Grove, CA 92840
(714) 750-1234

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Don’t miss these extremely popular speakers with new content and ideas in their interactive sessions where you will work on your own personal action plan for your career, your company and for your life:

 
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Luanne Thorndyke

Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs
University of Massachusetts Medical School

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Colleen Hauk

Certified Professional Success Coach
Speaker and creator of You So New™

Attendees will hear first-hand from accomplished female Pharma and Healthcare executives who have leapt over barriers and created their own 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

Monday, March 9th, 2020 | Day 1


8:00 AM - 8:45 AM

Registration & Breakfast

8:45 AM - 9:00 AM

Opening Remarks

Wendy Lund - CEO
GCI Health

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

INTERACTIVE SESSION: Creating Your Roadmap to the C-Suite Through Graceful Self-Promotion

Luanne E. Thorndyke, M.D. - Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs
University of Massachusetts Medical School

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

NETWORKING & REFRESHMENT Break

11:30 AM - 12:15 PM

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

Lisa A. Shipley, Ph.D.VP Digital and Analytics Technologies
Merck & Co., Inc.

12:15 PM - 1:15 PM

Networking Lunch

1:15 PM - 2:15 PM

Outsmart Stress

Wendy Lund - CEO
GCI Health

2:15 PM - 2:45 PM

Lessons Learned from Experts in Virtual Engagement and Relationship Building

Amy Pinelli - Regional Vice President, Business Partnerships
Within3

2:45 PM - 3:15 PM

NETWORKING & REFRESHMENT Break

3:15 PM - 4:00 PM

PANEL: Advice, Ideas and Shared Experiences from Experienced Leaders in Healthcare and Pharma

Ask questions regarding Pay Equity, Negotiating, Mentoring, Leadership, Time Management, Stress Management, Managing Up/Down and More

Panelists:
Patty Pound - Vice President, Marketing, Acasti Pharma
Vered Gigi - Chief Scientific Officer, CURE Pharmaceutical
Lisa A. Shipley, Ph.D. - VP Digital and Analytics Technologies, Merck & Co., Inc.

Moderator:
Michelle Radney - National Sales Director, Key Account Management, Cardiovascular and Metabolism
Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies

4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Preventing a Bad Moment from Turning into a Bad Day

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

4:45 PM - 5:00 PM

CLOSING REMARKS

5:00 PM

NETWORKING RECEPTION


Tuesday, March 10th, 2020 | Day 2


8:00 AM - 8:45 AM

Registration & Breakfast

8:45 AM - 9:00 AM

Opening Remarks

Wendy Lund - CEO
GCI Health

9:00 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 book
Women 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

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

Five Keys to Career Success: Your Cheat Sheet for What You Should Know as a Female Leader

Lisa A. Holmes, MS HR - Chief Business Strategist, Author
Strategic Performance

2:15 PM - 2:45 PM

Fostering Diversity in the Workplace: Breaking Down Barriers to Grow Women Leaders in STEM Careers

Invited Speaker from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration

2:45 PM - 3:00 PM

NETWORKING & REFRESHMENT Break

3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

PANEL: Women’s Issues in Healthcare: Impacting Gender Bias in Medical Research, Therapies and Practice

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

Moderator:
Eleanor Small, Ph.D - Principal Scientist Oral Care
Johnson & Johnson

3:45 PM - 4:30 PM

Closing Address: Empowering Yourself to be a Better Leader through Better Self

4:30 PM

CLOSING REMARKS


Wednesday, March 11th, 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 Remarks

  • 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 - 3:15 PM

NETWORKING Break

3:15 PM - 3:30 PM

Q&A

3:30 PM - 3:45 PM

Reflection & Action Plans

3:45 PM - 4:00 PM

CLOSING REMARKS


TWO DAYS OF EDUCATION AND OPPORTUNITY

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Featured Speakers


Dawn Anderson

Colleen Hauk

Leadership Speaker
Trainer & Bestselling Author

Michelle Radney

Michelle Radney

National Sales Director
Janssen Pharmaceuticals
A Johnson & Johnson Company

Luanne Thorndyke

Luanne Thorndyke

Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs and Professor of Medicine
University of Massachusetts Medical School

Michael O’Brien

Michael O’Brien

Chief Shift Officer
Peloton Coaching

Lisa A. Holmes

Lisa A. Holmes

Chief Business Strategist, Executive Coach and Author
Strategic Performance

Lisa A. Shipley

Lisa A. Shipley

VP Digital and Analytics Technologies
Merck & Co., Inc.

Ann Leon

Ann Leon

Global Director, Medical Education & Communications Transplant Therapies
CSL Behring

Patty H. Pound

Patty H. Pound

Vice President, Marketing
Acasti Pharma, Inc.

Vered Gigi

Vered Gigi

Chief Scientific Officer
CURE Pharmaceutical

Beth J. Hoffman

Beth J. Hoffman

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

Amy Pinelli

Amy Pinelli

Regional Vice President, Business Partnerships
Within3

Eleanor Small, Ph.D

Eleanor F. Small

Principal Scientist Oral Care
Johnson & Johnson
President
ISPE-DVC

Caren Kenny

Caren Kenny

Executive Director, Premier Executive Leadership
JOHNSON & JOHNSON HUMAN PERFORMANCE INSTITUTE

Wendy Lundt

Wendy Lundt

CEO
GCI HEALTH

 
 

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