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Women in the Sciences Industry – Nov 30th


An Inspiring Panel Discussion and Networking Event.
We heard about how the panelists overcame challenges to build their careers in the Pharma and Biotech industry.

Panelists Include

  • Jens Vogel, President and CEO, BI Fremont
  • Lillian Marrero, Director, Supply Chain and Logistics, BI Fremont
  • Amanda Tate, Director Human Resources, BI Fremont
  • Karen Albertson, Global Business Director, 3M
  • Barbara Paldus, VP/GM Finesse, Thermo Fisher Scientific

This was a free event sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim.

Event Schedule
5:00 pm Arrivals/Registrations/Networking
6:00 pm Dinner
7:00 pm AWIS Announcements
7:15 pm Panel Discussion
8:15 pm Q&A, Close

Boehringer Ingelheim Fremont, Inc.
6701 Kaiser Drive
Fremont, CA 94555

East Bay AWIS October Leadership Workshop


Thank you Johnson & Johnson for helping to host this engaging East Bay AWIS workshop featuring Vikas Bhatia from the Prana Partnership. Bhatia guided a lively discussion  to help attendees gain a greater awareness of how each person’s mind and background affects the way they act and react in situations. The goal of this workshop was to empower women to pursue leadership roles without sacrificing who they truly are. To be the lighthouse in the storm by harnessing unique character strengths instead of trying to conform to an archetype.

A special thanks to Vikas Bhatia of the Prana Partnership for generously donating his time and knowledge for this event. To read more about Vikas Bhatia, check out his blog post on “How Gender Diversity Efforts are Failing Us” …or read his post, “Velco. Teflon. The Mind. And the future of humanity“, that was inspired by Margarita’s question at the workshop!

We look forward to seeing everyone at the next event!

This workshop was held on:
Thursday October 6th, 2016

5:00 – 7:30 p.m.

Johnson & Johnson
6500 Paseo Padre Pkwy, Building 1
Fremont, CA 94555