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Thursday, April 22 • 11:00am - 12:30pm
Women on Corporate Boards…and Why it Matters. — Supported by Women In Bio and Bristol Myers Squibb

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As it sits currently, only 22% of the seats at life science/biotech boardroom tables are occupied by women, why is that? Diverse teams have been studied, and clear evidence proves, that the more diverse a team the better the outcomes. This panel will discuss the “Why” more women should have a seat, and the “Why Not” attitude, women need, to seek board roles. How women and men can make a change to the landscape of board service.

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Lisa Iadicicco

Executive Director, Women In Bio
Lisa is the Executive Director for the national non-profit, Women In Bio (WIB),  engaging, educating, and empowering all women in the life sciences, from the  classroom to the boardroom. She manages the efforts of her staff and over 400  volunteer leaders across North America... Read More →

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Karen Akinsanya

Chief Biomedical Scientist, Schrödinger
A strategic leader, drug discovery and development professional with >20 years of hands-on experience in translational science including target selection, validation, early clinical development and business development at Merck & Co. and Ferring Pharmaceuticals.Currently partnering... Read More →
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Philina Lee

Senior Vice President, Head of Portfolio Strategy, Blueprint Medicines
Board Member, Fusion Pharmaceuticals2020 Boardroom Ready Alumnae
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Nona Footz

Client Partner, Coulter Partners
Nona has been a steady supporter of our Boardroom Ready program for a number of years and offers valuable insight on what Boards are looking for in candidates

Thursday April 22, 2021 11:00am - 12:30pm PDT