Advancing Women's Leadership Skills & Opportunities

In Pharma & Healthcare
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September 23-25, 2019

Philadelphia, PA

Course Overview

In September 2018, DGE held our inaugural Advancing Women’s Leadership event in Philadelphia. The 2nd AWLC event was held in Anaheim, CA in March 2019. Announcing that back by popular demand is the 3rd Advancing Women’s Leadership in Pharma and Healthcare Conference – East Coast to be held on September 23, 24 and 25 2019 at The Bellevue Hotel in Philadelphia, PA. Don’t miss these extremely popular speakers with their interactive sessions where you will work on your own personal action plan for your career 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™

Sessions will include these all new topics: Overcoming the imposter syndrome, Being prepared to get the job you want, Finding and being a career champion, and EmPOWERment now.

The Bellevue Hotel Philadelphia

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200 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA  19102

(215) 893-1234
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Learn From and Network With Pharma 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.

Attendee Profile

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 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

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

Monday, September 23rd, 2019 | Day 1


8:00 AM - 8:45 AM

Registration & Breakfast

8:45 AM - 9:00 AM

Opening Remarks

Gretchen Griffin, MSTherapeutic Area Head – Oncology, Regulatory Strategic Writing, Regulatory Affairs
AbbVie

9:00 AM - 11:00 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

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Networking & Refreshment Break

11:30 AM - 12:15 PM

Lessons Learned from My Journey in the Pharmaceutical Industry

Joy FitzgeraldChief Diversity Officer
Eli Lilly and Company

12:15 PM - 1:15 PM

Networking Lunch

1:15 PM - 1:45 PM

Confident Body Language and Positive First Impressions

Shelley O’Donovan - Founder
Illuminate the Message

1:45 PM - 2:15 PM

Lessons Learned from Experts in Virtual Engagement and Relationship Building

Amy PinelliRegional Vice President, Business Partnerships
Within3

2:15 PM - 3:00 PM

The Long Game: Navigating Bumps in the Road While Forging Your Own Path to Success

Karen Colquitt-Hall - Ethics & Compliance Director
GlaxoSmithKline

3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Networking & Refreshment Break

3:30 PM - 4:15 PM

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

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

Panelists:

Joy Fitzgerald - Chief Diversity Officer
Eli Lilly and Company

Elizabeth Garner - Chief Medical Officer
ObsEva

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

Moderator: 

Jennifer Lauria Clark, CPIPExecutive Director, Strategic Development
CAI

4:15 PM - 5:00 PM

Disrupting Your Old Patterns that are Preventing You From Your Greatest Success

Pamela GardnerFounder
BVS, Inc.

5:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Preparing for Successful Interviewing, Networking and Promotion: Getting Your Next Big Opportunity

Joanna Goncalves - North American Director
Boyden

Steve Nilson - Partner
Boyden 


Tuesday, September 24th, 2019 | Day 2


8:00 AM - 8:45 AM

Registration & Breakfast

8:45 AM - 9:00 AM

Opening Remarks

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

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
Women Who Ignite

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Networking & Refreshment Break

11:00 AM - 11:45 PM

Reaching Forward, Reaching Back: Advancing Women into Leadership and Board Positions

Elizabeth Garner - Chief Medical Officer
ObsEva

11:45 PM - 12:30 PM

Creating and Leading High Performing Teams

Kim HugginsPartner
ALULA

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Networking Lunch

1:30 PM - 2:15 PM

Keynote: Fostering Diversity in the Workplace: Breaking Down Barriers to 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

2:15 PM - 3:00 PM

Fueling Your Passion: Aligning Your Values to Unlocking Your Next Big Opportunity

Laura FlessnerDirector, New Venture Insights
Pfizer

3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Networking & Refreshment Break

3:30 PM - 4:15 PM

Panel: How to be a Good Inclusive Leader and Build Relationships 

Panelists:

Lynette Hopkinson - VP NA Strategy and Global Commercial Regulatory Affairs
Vertex Pharmaceuticals

Elizabeth S. Dorn, PhD - Medical Director, Medical Affairs
Alkermes, Inc.

Jennifer Lauria Clark, CPIPExecutive Director, Strategic Development
CAI

Sarah Akerman, MD - Senior Medical Director, Medical Affairs
Alkermes  

Moderator: 

Kim Huggins - Partner
ALULA 

4:15 PM - 5:00 PM

Changing the Game & Embracing Risk: Lessons in Leadership

Kimberly Banks McKay - Former Head US Legal of Novartis Business Services, SVP and General Counsel
Segal Group

5:00 PM

Closing Remarks


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.

Wednesday, September 25th, 2019 | Post-Conference Workshop


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 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 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


FEATURING

Speakers & Faculty

Luanne Thorndyke

Luanne Thorndyke

Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs
University of Massachusetts Medical School

Colleen Hauk

Colleen Hauk

Co-Author
Women Who Ignite

Amy Pinelli

Amy Pinelli

Regional Vice President, Business Partnerships
Within3

Shelly O’Donovan

Shelly O’Donovan

CEO
Authentic Influence Group

Kanchan Relwani

Kanchan Relwani

Vice President, Head of Medical Affairs
Alkermes

Kim Huggins

Kim Huggins

Consultant, Partner
ALULA

Elizabeth Dorn

Elizabeth Dorn

Director, Medical Affairs
Alkermes

Steve Nilsen

Steve Nilsen

Partner
Boyden

Jennifer Lauria Clark

Jennifer Lauria Clark

Executive Director of Strategic Development
CAI

Pamela Gardner

Pamela Gardner

Founder
BVS, Inc.

Kimberly Banks MacKay

Kimberly Banks MacKay

Senior Vice-President and General Counsel
The Segal Group

Karen Colquitt-Hall

Karen Colquitt-Hall

Ethics and Compliance Director
GlaxoSmithKline (GSK)

Joy Fitzgerald

Joy Fitzgerald

Chief Diversity Officer
Eli Lilly and Company

Elizabeth Garner

Elizabeth Garner

Chief Medical Officer
ObsEva

Sarah Akerman

Sarah Akerman

Senior Medical Director, Medical Affairs
Alkermes

Laura Flessner

Laura Flessner

Director, New Venture Insights
Pfizer

Gretchen Griffin

Gretchen Griffin

Therapeutic Area Head – Oncology Regulatory Strategic Writing Regulatory Affairs
AbbVie

Anne Johnson

Anne Johnson

District Director, Philadelphia District Office Program Division Director, Office of Bioresearch Monitoring, Division 1 (East) US
Food and Drug Administration

Lyn Hopkinson

Lyn Hopkinson

Vice President of North America Regulatory Strategy and Policy and Global Commercial Regulatory Affairs
Vertex Pharmaceuticals

Michelle Radney

Michelle Radney

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

THREE DAYS OF EDUCATION AND NETWORKING

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