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Bridging the Gap in Gender Diversity

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Bridging the Gap in Gender Diversity

The Women in Pharma group of the Boston Area Chapter of ISPE is proud to offer this Bridging the Gap in Gender Diversity event with MassBio. 

Show Me the Numbers on Gender Diversity in the Life Sciences in Massachusetts – MassBio partnered with Liftstream to develop a comprehensive study examining the cause behind the lack of gender diversity within the Massachusetts life sciences sector. The summary report, the most extensive of its kind, explores the experiences, motivations, and actions of both companies and employees to evaluate why gender gaps exist at every level of an organization, and offers a set of recommendations to improve gender diversity and inclusion. The MassBio gender diversity report can be found:


Elizabeth Steele, Vice President of Programs and Global Affairs at MassBio, will present the key findings of the gender diversity study and the associated recommend positive actions to improve gender diversity in the Life Sciences Industry.

Panel Discussion

After Elizabeth presents the findings and recommended positive actions for gender diversity there will be a panel discussion to include both HR professionals and other Life Science leaders passionate about gender diversity. 


This discussion on the current state and positive actions for gender diversity would be valuable for all levels of leaders from all functions in the Life Sciences sector. 

The Women in Pharma group of the Boston Area Chapter of ISPE is particularly focused on women in technical roles in manufacturing and engineering which are areas with historically larger than typical gender diversity gaps compared to other functions in the Life Sciences sector. 


Elizabeth Steele, Vice President of Programs and Global Affairs at MassBio

Lauren Celano, Founder and CEO, Propel Careers

Mary-Lynn Fulton, Head of Study Management at Vertex Pharmaceuticals & Co-chair of Vertex’s “IWILL” (Inspiring Women in Leadership and Learning)

Katherine Shannon (Facilitator), Head of Engineering at Brammer Bio

Registration Fees:
Early Bird (Ends 11/27/2018)
Member: $25
Non-Member: $30
Young Professionals Member: $25
Student Member: FREE

After 11/27/2018
Member: $35
Non-Member: $45
Young Professionals Member: $35
Student Member: FREE


6PM to 6:30PM    Arrival and Networking – Drinks and Appetizers to be Available

6:30PM to 7PM    Review of Gender Diversity Report

7PM to 7:50PM    Panel Discussion – Facilitated panel discussion followed by audience questions         

7:50PM                  Closing Comments

Sponsorship of this Event:

Are you looking to broaden your company’s recruiting talent pool and visibly support women in the pharmaceutical industry in the Boston area?  If so, the ISPE Boston Area Chapter of Women in Pharma (WIP) is full of talent and looking for local companies to sponsor our events! ISPE brings together pharmaceutical industry professionals in the Greater Boston area to discover new opportunities, learn about the industry trends, and network with each other. The Women in Pharma group is focused on networking and supporting women already in the pharmaceutical industry and encouraging more women to enter the pharmaceutical industry.    

Sponsoring one of our events would target the people who are active in networking and personal growth within the industry. Sponsorship will also allow your company to be a visible proponent of gender equality and talent diversity.  Your company’s recognition and exposure will grow at our events and you also may gain new clients or customers!

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Event Date: December 4, 2018 6:00 pm — December 4, 2018 8:00 pm
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Early-Bird rate available through Tuesday, November 27, 2018

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