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September 10, 2019
The Westin Boston Waterfront,
Boston, MA

Connect with leaders who are ready to talk about diversity and inclusion with practical solutions for propelling all dimensions of diversity throughout your organization

Lead the Way. Change Starts With You.

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Schedule of Events

Welcome Drinks

5:30 - 6:15 pm

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

Panel Discussion: DIVERSITY 2050

6:15 - 7:00 pm

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?

Moderated Roundtable Reception

7:00 - 8:30 pm


  • 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
  • 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
  • Planning for diverse and inclusive hiring
  • 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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