Advancing Women's Leadership Skills & Opportunities

In Pharma & Healthcare
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March 18-20, 2019 | Garden Grove, CA

Hyatt Regency Orange County

Be Inspired, Share Best Practices, Meet Peers and Mentors

In September 2018, DGE held our inaugural Advancing Women’s Leadership event in Philadelphia, PA.  Due to overwhelming demand, we have decided to bring this popular event to the West Coast.

Don't miss this invitation to advance your leadership and career!
This is your exclusive opportunity to be inspired, share best practices, meet peers and mentors.

The West Coast event, convening March 18-20, 2019 welcomes back Merck & Co., Inc., Janssen Pharmaceuticals, AbbVie, Ironwood Pharmaceuticals, Azure8, and many more. Sessions include these all new topics:

  • Interactive session where you will create your personal road map to the C-Suite
  • Leading as Your Authentic Self
  • A step-by-step guide to being mentored/mentoring others 
  • A second interactive session where you'll design the life you want professionally and personally!

Learn from and network with the Pharm and Healthcare's most influential female executives. 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.

Mid-Level Leaders who are emerging and seeking knowledge to facilitate upward mobility. This conference is for Managers, Directors and VP’s looking to continue their career path to Senior Level, Executive Level and C-Suite Roles in the following industries:

  • 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

EVENT VENUE

Hyatt Regency Orange County

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11999 Harbor Blvd.
Garden Grove, CA 92840
(714) 750-1234
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Monday, March 18th, 2019 | Day 1

 

7:45 AM - 8:30 AM

Registration and Breakfast

8:30 AM - 8:45 AM

Opening Remarks

Gretchen Griffin, MS - Therapeutic Area Head – Oncology, Regulatory Strategic Writing, Regulatory Affairs
AbbVie

8:45 AM - 10:15 AM

Interactive Session: Creating Your Road Map to the C-Suite

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

10:15 AM - 10:45 AM

Networking and Refreshment Break 

10:45 AM - 12:00 PM

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

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Networking Lunch

1:00 PM - 1:30 PM

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

Katherine Jacobitz - Pharmaceutical Supervisor
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

1:30 PM - 2:15 PM

Navigating the Waters from Scientist to Administrator in an Ever-changing Environment: a 25+ year Journey in the Pharmaceutical Industry

Lisa A. Shipley, PhD - Vice President and Global Head Pharmacokinetics, Pharmacodynamics and Drug Metabolism
Merck & Co., Inc. 

2:15 PM - 3:00 PM

Lessons Learned from Experts in Virtual Engagement and Relationship Building

Amy Pinelli - Senior Director
Within3

3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Networking and Refreshment Break 

3:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Roundtable Discussion: Advice, Ideas and Shared Experiences from Leaders in Healthcare and Pharma

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

Panelists: 

Terri Shoemaker - President & CEO
Medac Pharma, Inc.

Vipula Tailor - Chief Executive Officer
Azure8, LLC

Lisa A. Shipley, PhD - Vice President and Global Head Pharmacokinetics, Pharmacodynamics and Drug Metabolism
Merck & Co., Inc.

Moderator: 

Kate Hermans - Founder and CEO
Hermans International LLC

4:00 PM - 4:40 PM

Leading as Your Authentic Self

Mary Christian, PharmD, MBA - Vice President, Head of Global Regulatory Affairs
Ironwood Pharmaceuticals

4:40 PM - 5:15 PM

Unlock Your Potential

Jennifer Leeds, Ph.D. - Executive Director, Head, West Coast Business Development and Licensing
NIBR

5:15 PM

Closing Remarks


Tuesday, March 19th, 2019 | Day 2

 

8:00 AM - 8:45 AM

Breakfast

8:45 AM - 9:00 AM

Opening Remarks

Michelle Radney - Regional Business Director
Janssen Pharmaceuticals 

9:00 AM - 9:45 AM

Building Your Own Voice: The Importance of Mentorship and Sponsorship

Julia D. Andrieni, MD FACP - President & CEO
Houston Methodist Coordinated Care (HMCC)
Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine
Weill Cornell Medical College
Vice President
Population Health and Primary Care

9:45 AM - 10:30 AM

How to Make Your Ideas Happen: A Case Study Approach on Developing the Asian Leaders Forum at Pfizer

Laura Flessner - Strategic Technical Leader, Director, New Business Innovation R&D
Pfizer

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Networking and Refreshment Break 

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Changing the Game & Embracing Risk: Lessons in Leadership

Kimberly Banks McKay - Head US Legal
Novartis Business Services

11:45 AM - 12:30 PM

Overcoming Unconscious Bias, Creating a Culture of Patient Centricity and Leading with Empathy

Nikki Levy - Vice President, Patient Engagement
Alkermes, Inc.

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Networking Lunch: Celebrating Our Achievements Luncheon

1:30 PM - 2:15 PM

The Only One: Lessons Learned from my Journey

Darlene Panzitta - CEO and Founder
DSP Clinical

2:15 PM - 3:00 PM

The Work Life Balance Myth

Demetria Hill Sloan - Founder
Vantage Point Coaching

3:00 PM - 3:15 PM

Networking and Refreshment Break 

3:15 PM - 4:00 PM

Lessons Learned from Leading and Managing Diverse Teams

Melissa Stefko - Vice President of Quality Assurance
Wells Pharmacy Network, LLC 

4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Reaching Back, Moving Forward

Megan Crum - Plant Engineer, Maintenance
Biogen International GmbH

4:45 PM

Closing Remarks


Wednesday, March 20th, 2019 | 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.


8:30 AM - 9:00 AM

Continental Breakfast

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Opening Interactive Exercises

  • Define your objectives and what you hope to achieve
  • Review outcomes of the day
  • Uncover the meaning of leadership and stereotypes of male vs. female leaders

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Part 1:  Developing Your Leadership  |  Today

  • Explore emotional intelligence and the impact on your decision making
  • Develop specific strategies for action to enhance your leadership development

10:45 AM - 11:00 AM

Networking and Refreshment Break 

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Part 1:  Developing Your Leadership  |  Today (Continued)

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

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Part 2:  Leadership & Your Organization  |  Future

  • Exploring your network, mentoring versus sponsoring and how to leverage it all to advance
  • Identify skills needed for growth and the value of becoming a lifelong learner
  • Uncover the secrets of negotiation to elevate yourself with executive presence

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Networking Lunch

1:30 PM - 2:45 PM

Part 2:  Leadership & Your Organization  |  The People

  • Establish processes to create stronger team cohesion
  • Leverage your team outcomes to transform the overall company culture
  • Reduce employee turnover with enhanced communication skills

2:45 PM - 3:00 PM

Networking and Refreshment Break 

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Part 2:  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

4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Reflection & Action Plans (Interactive & Independent)

4:30 PM - 4:45 PM

Q&A

4:45 PM - 5:00 PM

Closing Remarks


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FEATURING

Speakers & Faculty

Lisa Shipley

Lisa Shipley

Vice President and Global Head Pharmacokinetics, Pharmacodynamics and Drug Metabolism
Merck & Co., Inc.

Vipula Tailor

Vipula Tailor

Chief Executive Officer
Azure8

Mary Christian

Mary Christian

Vice President, Head of Global Regulatory Affairs
Ironwood Pharmaceuticals Inc.

Michelle Radney

Michelle Radney

Regional Business Director, Cardiovascular and Metabolism
Janssen Pharmaceuticals

Kimberly MacKay

Kimberly MacKay

Head, US Legal and Compliance
Novartis Business Services

Demetria Hill Sloan

Demetria Hill Sloan

Founder
Vantage Point Coaching

Gretchen Griffin

Gretchen Griffin

Therapeutic Area Head – Oncology Regulatory Strategic Writing, Regulatory Affairs
AbbVie

Colleen Hauk

Colleen Hauk

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

Julia D. Andrieni

Julia D. Andrieni

Vice President, Population Health and Primary Care
Houston Methodist

Kate Hermans

Kate Hermans

Founder and CEO
Hermans International LLC

Luanne Thorndyke

Luanne Thorndyke

Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs
University of Massachusetts Medical School

Darlene Panzitta

Darlene Panzitta

President and Founder
DSP Clinical Research

Laura Flessner

Laura Flessner

Director, New Benefit Innovation Product Design (R&D)
Pfizer

Nikki Levy

Nikki Levy

Vice President, Patient Engagement
Alkermes

Jennifer Leeds

Jennifer Leeds

Executive Director and Head of Antibacterial Discovery
NIBR

Terri Shoemaker

Terri Shoemaker

President & CEO
Medac Pharma, Inc.

Megan Crum

Megan Crum

Plant Engineer, Maintenance
Biogen International GmbH

Melissa Stefko

Melissa Stefko

Vice President of Quality Assurance
Wells Pharmacy Network, LLC

Melissa Stefko

Amy Pinelli

Senior Director
Within3

 

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