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September 22, 2020
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IMPACTING THE BOTTOM LINE: STRATEGIES AND CASE STUDIES ON DIVERSITY FROM LEADING LIFE SCIENCES ORGANIZATIONS

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Karyn Polito, Lt. Governor, Commonwealth of Massachusetts


"Massachusetts is a global leader in the STEM and life sciences industries,” said Lt. Governor Karyn Polito. "The Baker-Polito Administration remains committed to providing women and minorities the support and resources necessary to close the workforce, achievement and opportunity gaps in order to give every individual in the Commonwealth the opportunity to excel and succeed."

PANEL DISCUSSION: DIVERSITY 2050


  • What does a diverse life science industry look like? 
  • What will it take to get there? 
  • Who is doing it well and how are they doing it?

2019 Schedule of Events

5:30 pm - 6:15 pm

WELCOME DRINKS

Spend this time to unwind, get re-acquainted with old friends, and meet fresh new faces who are poised to advance the mission of diversity and foster inclusion within their organizations. Thank you for the welcome drinks and appetizer sponsor, 3M.

6:15 pm - 6:20 pm

WELCOME REMARKS FROM:

  • Wendy Nelson, CEO and President, Leading Biotech
  • Karyn Polito, Lieutenant Governor, Commonwealth of Massachusetts



6:20 pm - 7:00 pm

PANEL DISCUSSION: DIVERSITY 2050

  • What does a diverse life science industry look like? 
  • What will it take to get there? 
  • Who is doing it well and how are they doing it?
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

MODERATED ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSIONS:

  • When Do You Call Out Lack of Diversity/Inclusion?
  • How Can We Make Men Better Allies?
  • Meaningful conversations across racial differences
  • LGBTQ professionals in life sciences- Ramsey
  • Navigating the mentorship: Tips for Mentors
  • Navigating mentorship: Tips for Mentees
  • Planning for diverse and inclusive hiring
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

MODERATED ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSIONS:

  • Getting boardroom ready: positioning yourself for a corporate board role
  • Building leadership and development opportunities for women in life sciences
  • Building a network and developing diverse relationships to support your growth
  • Understanding and managing unconscious bias
  • Establishing an Employee Resource Group
  • The Future of Work: creating an environment that effectively develops diverse talent
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

MODERATED ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSIONS:

  • Making diversity and inclusion part of succession planning
  • Inclusive leadership: managing more effectively in today’s workplace
  • Creating a diverse research team
  • Bringing diversity of thought from academia, government, and public entities into your corporate strategy
  • Hiring diverse skill sets: accessing entry level jobs at life science companies

(topics subject to change)

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