Fearless in Pharma Virtual Summit

Embracing scientific advances and novel technologies for leaders and innovators to address unmet needs and drive tranformational and disruption in an ever-changing life science industry

June 23-24, 2021- Online

Defining "Fearless":

Quite simply, a Fearless Leader is a person who: Acts with inspired courage. Reacts with resilience. Thinks from a higher consciousness. Excels with unrelenting fire, high-performance lessons, and bringing a team to peak performance.

The pharmaceutical industry has been reshaping their companies not only to the development of adopting new technology and innovation trends like AI, Blockchain, Precision Medicine, and big data, but also to increase the inclusivity of women leadership roles across the industry. Because of this, productivity and efficiency in R&D will significantly increase, and the ability to innovate will be a crucial factor to the future success of companies in the life sciences industry. New research shows that the increase of diversity and inclusion within a company drives innovation and market growth and as a result, many companies are looking forward to increasing their portfolios’ ability to address unmet medical needs through innovative technology and disruptors. Companies are looking to do more than move more women into leadership positions but to create inclusive and diverse environments that encourage both female and male to be successful at their jobs.

We proudly announce our Fearless in Pharma Virtual event. During this two-day event, courageous and resilient leaders will share their personal experiences and authentic stories of innovative and breakthrough thinking to move the needle in the areas of high-performance team execution, R&D advancements, commercial excellence, and entrepreneurial leaps.

Reasons to Attend

  • Learn from industry leaders and explore the future of research and drug development and women's health.
  • Review new perspectives and gain insights from top leaders and innovators in the life science industry to help increase innovation for their organizations.
  • Step out of your comfort zone and push boundaries to apply soft skills, emotional intelligence, and risk taking to address and revamp your unmet needs.
  • Retain innovation leadership by implementing agility to transform R&D functions
  • Discuss what you believe it takes to encourage courageous leadership, measure innovation, and identify professional discipline in the workplace.
  • Understand the lifescience of women's health and the importance it has to the life science industry.

Who Should Attend

  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
  • Clinical Innovation/Innovation
  • Research and Development
  • Human Resources
  • Staffing and Recruiting Firms
  • Data Operations/Operations
  • Women's Health
  • Management Consulting Firms
  • Marketing and Advertising Agencies
  • Product/Technology/Digital Health Companies
  • CROs

Networking Capabilities

  • Virtual Matchmaking: Visit our virtual lobby and connect with fellow attendees using our platform's matchmaking technology. You can chat, video, and even make a list of the people you want to meet and the knowledge you're looking to gain through our bespoke 1:1 match-making services
  • Roundtable Networking throughout the Summit will give you the chance to connect and meet in-depth your fellow attendees as well as our Sponsors and Speakers
  • The platform we use allows us to make polls, QA, and chat during the sessions.
  • Virtual Happy Hour: Grab a drink and bring it to your screen to cheers from afar while continuing to chat with and get to know your fellow conference participants.


  • Alfred Altomari, Chairman and CEO - AGILE THERAPEUTICS
  • Dr Yele Aluko M.D., MBA, Chief Medical Officer - EY AMERICAS
  • Brinda Balakrishnan, Ph.D., M.D., Group VP, Corporate & Business Development - BIOMARIN PHARMACEUTICAL
  • Kevin Campos, AVP, Head of Small Molecule Process Research & Development - MERCK & CO.
  • Deborah Dunsire, M.D., Chief Executive Officer - LUNDBECK
  • Cameron Durrant, M.D., Chairman and CEO - HUMANIGEN INC
  • Lisa Flaiz, Director, Multi-Channel Marketing, WW Digital Hub Lead - BRISTOL MYERS SQUIBB
  • Kellie Malloy Foerter, Vice President, Global Clinical Trial Strategy & Operations (GCTS&O) for Late Development - BRISTOL MYERS SQUIBB
  • Taren Grom, Co Founding Partner, Editor in Chief - PHARMAVOICE
  • Bill Gruber, President & Chief Executive Officer - SOLACE THERAPEUTICS
  • Bert Hartog, Ph.D, Senior Director, R&D Operations - JANSSEN
  • Chazeman S. Jackson, PhD, MA, Health Science Researcher & Equity Advocate - COBB SCHOLAR, W. MONTAGUE COBB/NMA HEALTH INSTITUTE
  • Janine Jansen, Senior Director of Inclusion & Diversity, NA - TEVA PHARMACEUTICALS
  • Jackie Kent, Executive Vice President, Chief Customer Officer - MEDIDATA, A DASSAULT SYSTÈMES COMPANY
  • Ravi Kiron, Head, BioPharma External Innovation - EMD SERONO
  • Vicky Leamy, MPH, Vice President, Internal Medicine - IQVIA
  • Tamara Lovi, MBA, Pharma Commercial Leader, Co-Founder - WOMEN LEADERS IN PHARMA
  • Andrea S. Lukes, MD, MHSc, FACOG, Chief Medical Officer - HEALTH DECISIONS
  • Wendy Lund, Chief Communications Officer - ORGANON & CO.
  • Susan Manoff, Executive Director, Vaccines and Infectious Diseases | Office of the Chief Patient Officer - MERCK
  • Sara Nochur, Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer - ALNYLAM PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.
  • Kemi Olugemo, MD, FAAN, Executive Director, Clinical Development - IONIS PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.
  • Kinnari Patel, PharmD, MBA, President, Chief Operating Officer - ROCKET PHARMACEUTICALS
  • Saundra Pelletier, President, Chief Executive Director - EVOFEM BIOSCIENCES
  • Nicole Platzer, Head of External Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging - ALEXION PHARMACEUTICALS
  • Lauren R. Powell, PhD, MPA, Vice President, US Health Equity & Community Wellness - TAKEDA PHARMACEUTICALS
  • Joanne Quan, Chief Medical Officer - ZOGENIX
  • Paula Ragan, President, Chief Executive Officer - X4 PHARMACEUTICALS
  • Mike Rea, CEO and Founder - IDEA PHARMA
  • Synim Rivers, Director, Communications – Research & Development - HORIZON THERAPEUTICS
  • Michael Rowbotham, Director, Multi-Channel Marketing - PFIZER
  • Ryan Saadi, M.D., M.P.H, Chief Executive Officer, Founder - TEVOGEN BIO
  • Susanne Schaeffert, Ph.D., President - NOVARTIS ONCOLOGY
  • Craig Serra, Clinical Technology and Innovation - NOVARTIS
  • Katie Shaw, Senior Director, Patient Recruitment and Enablement - IQVIA
  • Stephanie Taylor, PhD, Director, Health Economics and Outcomes Research, Medical Affairs - HORIZON THERAPEUTICS
  • Pol Vandenbroucke, Chief Medical Officer, Hospital Business Unit - PFIZER
  • Shetal Vyas, MBA, Vice President, Head of Operations - FERRING PHARMACEUTICALS
  • Troy Wilson, President, CEO, and Founder - KURA ONCOLOGY
  • Anthony Yanni, Senior Vice President and Global Head of Patient Centricity - ASTELLAS PHARMA US
  • Kevin Yapp, Global Head, Omni-Channel Transformation - ALCON

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