The Mission in Motion: People, Science and Passion

By Nicholas J. Amato, Moderna Therapeutics, Senior Scientist, in Vitro Biology

“To deliver on the promise of mRNA science to create a new generation of transformative medicine for patients”. This mission statement, literally written on the walls, is the common thread that sews the Moderna community together.  From the moment you walk in, you begin to experience this mission in motion.  You see presentations with bold […]


Diversity as a Key Success to Biopharma

By Ritu Shrivastav, Gilead Sciences, Senior Director HR

“We all should know that diversity makes a rich tapestry, and we must understand that all the threads of the tapestry are equal in value no matter what their color.” – Maya Angelou Today, we live in a composite, interconnected world, a modern society, wherein diversity is shaped and determined by digitalization and globalization. With […]


A Pandemic Brings With It The Promise of What’s Possible.

By Bill Anderson, Roche Pharmaceuticals, CEO

For seven months now, my colleagues have been working tirelessly to fight COVID-19 and ensure we continue to deliver medicines and new advances for patients with many serious diseases. As a leader of a large global organization, I’ve had a unique view of how people can face adversity and make the most of challenging situations. […]


Diversity and Inclusion: It’s Good for Business

By Celeste Warren, Merck, Vice President Global Diversity & Inclusion COE

When we look at the pharmaceutical and biologics industry, we know that there are parts of the world where patients are becoming more empowered.  They have more access to data and technology, and they are becoming more knowledgeable, confident and inquisitive around their health decisions. But in addition to this, there are segments of the […]


My Career at TEVA – Physical Characterization

By Maša Rajic Linaric, PLIVA, Manager Physical Characterisation

Maša Rajic Linaric is an associate director at R&D TAPI Physical Characterization, researching solid-state active substances. Here, she reveals the secrets of her success, as well as a deep appreciation of the properties of chocolate. My job is to deliver affordable active pharmaceutical ingredients (API) for medicines, with improved characteristics. As head of the department […]


3 Tips for Advancing Your Biotech Career

By Bill Mezzanotte, CSL Limited, Executive Vice President, Head of R&D and Chief Medical Officer

The biotechnology industry, and in particular R&D, is fundamentally about hope. Hope for patients and for the company that you work for. It is also the business of risk, change and experimentation as researchers strive to build and deliver on an exciting and broad pipeline that serves new patient communities or patient communities already being […]


Starting a Movement Through Internal Business Influence at Pfizer

By Jane Finch, Pfizer, Quality Assurance Specialist & Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging

Through a combination of personal circumstances, transferrable skills and fortunate timing I have been able to start a movement in Pfizer’s UK business, which has brought together colleagues from all levels and is making a significant contribution to Pfizer’s Inclusive Culture. Pfizer is one of the world’s largest research-based pharmaceuticals firms, with more than 90,000 […]


Leading with Impact Through Storytelling

By Robyn Shumer, Johnson & Johnson, Associate Director Bridges – Talent Development & Leadership Development Program

Do you ever have complicated data to share with a diverse audience?  Maybe you create detailed, colorful tables and charts that get deeply granular?  Do you ever think that maybe you’ve lost your audience when presenting important results orally or in print?  If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, it’s time for you […]


Biotech Lights Passion for Improving People’s Lives

Penny Wan, Amgen, Regional Vice President & General Manager JAPAC

Taking on Challenges that Matter, Career in Life Sciences Opportunity to Help People Live Better Lives Penny Wan didn’t always plan on a career in pharmaceuticals or biotech. She started her studies at Monash University in Melbourne in the computer science program, because at the time it was the most cutting-edge field to go into. […]


Building Highly Effective Analytics Teams

By John K. Thompson, CSL Behring, Global Head Of Advanced Analytics & Artificial Intelligence (AI)

John K. Thompson, Author of Building Analytics Teams and Global Head of Advanced Analytics and Artificial Intelligence Currently, I am the Global Head of Advanced Analytics & Artificial Intelligence at CSL Behring, a global biopharmaceutical company.  Before CSL, I was an Executive Partner at Gartner, acting as a management consultant to market leading companies in […]


Driving Inclusiveness, A Journey or Destination? Reflecting on our Story in MSD Indonesia

By George Zaki, MSD Indonesia, Associate Vice President of Oncology for Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa Region

Ideally, the only diversity question to be answered would be about the best strategies to achieve an inclusive workplace – one where talent thrives, regardless of background.  The value of diversity itself would not be questioned.  And there would be no need to explain that diversity embraces not just gender, but religion, race, sexual orientation, […]