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7th Women in Pharma & Medical Leadership Summit


February 26th - March 1st, 2024 / Sydney, AU

Overview


Unlock your leadership capabilities, build powerful industry connections and advance your career

• Embrace new technologies and create a culture of innovation
• Build your network and leverage diverse expertise
• Master the art of effective communication to convey complex ideas
• Get inspired and learn how to advance your career from accomplished leaders

Speakers


  • Bianca Joo

    Director, Pharmacovigilance Country Head ANZ

    Moderna
  • Sue Whipps

    Country Head of People & Organisation ANZ

    Novartis Pharmaceuticals Australia Pty Limited
  • Dr Deama Amr

    Director Of Clinical Research & Medical Science

    Medtronic
  • Sian Davis

    Head of Medical Excellence & Primary Care Field Medical

    AstraZeneca
  • Simone Taylor

    Director of Finance & Business Operations Partners

    Roche Products Pty Limited
  • Michelle Zimany

    Regional People Business Partner, Specialty Care JPAC

    Sanofi
  • Anita Van Der Meer

    Chief Innovation Officer

    Ingham Institute For Applied Medical Research
  • Sascha Boldt

    Head of Talent Management & Organisational Development

    Novartis Pharmaceuticals Australia Pty Ltd
  • Debra Bourke

    Head of Medical Affairs

    Mayne Pharma
  • Kimberly Hill

    Managing Director

    Getz Healthcare
  • Sophie Althans

    Human Resources Director, Australia & New Zealand

    Organon
  • Nicole Gaupset

    General Manager

    Alexion Pharmaceuticals
  • Poonam Chapke

    Business Unit Manager – Virology

    AbbVie
  • Dr Carla Swemmer

    Medical Director, Australia & New Zealand

    Medison Pharma
  • Maryna Matthew

    Head of Learning & Transformation

    Novartis Pharmaceuticals Australia Pty Ltd
  • Leanne Elich

    Chief Executive Officer

    L.E.C. Leanne Elich Consulting
  • Kylie Brennan

    Mindset & Performance Coach

    Kylie Brennan Coaching
  • Liz Van Vliet

    Founder & CEO

    The Linchpin Assistant

Agenda



Workshop

UNEARTH - Old thinking, limits & patterns 

-Delve into how these types of thinking can stifle innovation and growth

-Explore how cultural and societal norms influence

-Learn how to shatter old paradigms and expanding possibilities


UNLEARN - The drivers of limits to reprogramming into powerful resources

-How to abandon the fear of failing and embrace your life lessons

-Examine the psychological factors that contribute.

-Explore the impact our habits and routine have in our reprogram ability.


UNLEASH - Growth mindset & Highest Potential.

-Learn the concept of growth mindset

-Unleash your true potential to become the best version of yourself

-Learn practices to check in on you and re-adjust.

  • Kylie Brennan Mindset & Performance Coach Kylie Brennan Coaching

Join Liquid Learning for this kick-off session as we prepare for two days of incredible speakers, senior leaders, expert deep dives, and unmissable panel discussions.

Case Study

It is important for leaders to actively engage and empower diverse teams, harnessing their collective intelligence and creativity to drive innovation and achieve common goals. Join Anita in this insightful session as she shares her best practices that inspire trust, encourage open dialogue, and promote a shared sense of purpose.

-Nurturing powerful relationships

-Leveraging diverse expertise

-Promoting open dialogue


  • Anita Van Der Meer Chief Innovation Officer Ingham Institute For Applied Medical Research

Expert Commentary

As leaders we are continuously looking for ways to improve, understand our team more and increase engagement. Leaders who understand the principles of behavioral science can utilise this to create environments that foster employee success, productivity, and satisfaction. In this expert session, Dr Leanne Elich shares with us the key biases of behavioural science that you can use to enhance your leadership skills. 

- Uncover tools and strategies to overcome barriers through the lens of behavioural science

- Explore employee motivations and help your team reach self-actualization

- Develop habits that put trust and psychological safety at the core of leading

  • Leanne Elich Chief Executive Officer L.E.C. Leanne Elich Consulting

Mix and mingle with your fellow leaders over a cup of coffee and light refreshments.

Expert Commentary

Having clear aims and outcomes is the first step in achieving your career goals. Setting smaller, achievable stepping-stone targets creates a pathway to help you navigate towards your overall epic career goal. In this session, join your chair, Liz Van Vliet to understand the key to creating goals that will motivate, energise and direct your career trajectory.

- Create your personalised action plan

- Prioritise your event experience

- Get started on achieving your goals TODAY!

  • Liz Van Vliet Founder & CEO The Linchpin Assistant

Case Study

By cultivating an environment that encourages autonomy, fosters open communication, and values diverse perspectives, we can explore the full spectrum of human talents, resulting in enhanced performance, and a culture of collective achievement. Join Dr Carla, an outstanding leader as she shares her best practices and life lessons to drive positive change in your environment.

-Explore fresh perspectives and innovative ideas

-Building a positive work culture

-leading to a thriving and innovative team

  • Dr Carla Swemmer Medical Director, Australia & New Zealand Medison Pharma

Enjoy a midday lunch break. A time to refresh, refuel, and prepare for a full afternoon of immersive learning and inspiration.

Panel

Whether it's work-related pressures or challenges arising from personal spheres, stress can take a toll on our overall wellbeing and performance. It is important to acknowledge the interconnectedness of work and personal life, and in this session we will hear from a diverse set of professionals as they share their best tools and practices to strike a balance.

-Learn the importance of self-care and boundaries.

-Explore mindful practices for resilience coping mechanisms

-Build a supportive social and professional environment

  • Bianca Joo Director, Pharmacovigilance Country Head ANZ Moderna

  • Dr Deama Amr Director Of Clinical Research & Medical Science Medtronic

  • Kimberly Hill Managing Director Getz Healthcare

  • Sophie Althans Human Resources Director, Australia & New Zealand Organon

Case Study

Lean Leadership embodies the philosophy of empowering teams to continuously improve processes, foster a culture of innovation, and enhance performance. Join this powerful session as Sue and Sascha uncover the impact of building a strong culture to enhance high performance teams, their professional experience and key learnings through their leadership journeys.

-Align values with objectives

-Identify and nurture team talent

-Positive impact through cultural change

  • Sue Whipps Country Head of People & Organisation ANZ Novartis Pharmaceuticals Australia Pty Limited

  • Sascha Boldt Head of Talent Management & Organisational Development Novartis Pharmaceuticals Australia Pty Ltd

A quick break to refresh and continue building your network with fellow leaders. Enjoy a light refreshment before finishing day one.

Expert Commentary

In a world often driven by the pursuit of invulnerability, we are here to explore how embracing and sharing our vulnerabilities can lead us to greater levels of resilience, connection, and personal growth. Kylie will equip you the tools needed to not only survive but thrive in the face of adversity while she shares her own personal experiences and journey to led her to develop the growth mindset

-Challenge preconceptions and self-limitations

-Learn to build resilience in real time

-Uncover the power of being present and mindful

  • Kylie Brennan Mindset & Performance Coach Kylie Brennan Coaching

Join us for our end of day one networking. Enjoy canapés and drinks whilst getting to know your peers further, build ongoing relationships, and share your highlights of the day.

Welcome back for Day Two - there's a lot to digest from our amazing speakers and action modules so far!


Recap the key learnings and takeaways from Day One, and prep an action plan to maximise your event experience over our jam-packed second day!

Case Study

Embracing individual differences and creating an environment that celebrates diversity not only cultivates a sense of belonging but also fuels creativity, innovation, and productivity. Join Poonam, to discover the power of diverse participation to achieve more impactful communication as we work towards a more equitable future for all.

-Embrace diverse perspectives

-Empower underrepresented voices

-Foster inclusive leadership

  • Poonam Chapke Business Unit Manager – Virology AbbVie

Case Study

Life is a series of choices, and every decision we take contributes to shaping our future. Let’s delve into the art of making purposeful choices that align with our goals and values. We will hear from Nicole as she shares her story and explores the importance of maintaining a growth-oriented mindset, where challenges are seen as opportunities for learning and personal development. 

-Learn to take ownership of your decisions

-Keep a learning mindset through challenges and changes

-Navigating adaptability and cultivating curiosity

  • Nicole Gaupset General Manager Alexion Pharmaceuticals

Mix and mingle with your fellow leaders over a cup of coffee and light refreshments.

Interview

Striving to increase workplace diversity isn't an empty slogan, its an important business decision. Organisations found in the top 25% for ethnic and racial diversity are 35% more likely to have financial returns above their industry means, whilst organisations with at least one female board member yielded higher net income growth than those without any women on the board. Deama Amr is passionate about promoting a diverse workforce and has experience in being the minority. Join her as she shares her thoughts on how we can balance the scales and build a more inclusive workforce.

- Understand the benefits and barriers of diverse teams

- Explore varied thoughts for more creative ways to solve problems

- Utilise local acts of inclusion for culture change

  • Dr Deama Amr Director Of Clinical Research & Medical Science Medtronic

Case Study

Life's experiences find their way to seamlessly intertwine with the principles of effective leadership. Join Maryna as she shares her best practices to futureproof your future and be ready to what life might throw at you. This session delves into the importance of nurturing an open heart and mind, perpetually fueled by curiosity, and how this dynamic approach cultivates a more humane leadership style.

-Be comfortable with uncertainty

-Pontentialise your transferable skills

-Empower your take on challenges with confidence

  • Maryna Matthew Head of Learning & Transformation Novartis Pharmaceuticals Australia Pty Ltd

Enjoy a midday lunch break. A time to refresh, refuel, and prepare for a full afternoon of immersive learning and inspiration.

Panel

Whether you're an experienced leader seeking to enhance your abilities or an aspiring one eager to boost your leadership path, this session will empower you with the tools to inspire, motivate, and lead with confidence. We will hear real life stories and tips that will help you unlock your potential, broaden your horizons, and foster an unwavering commitment to continuous growth as you advance on your unique journey.

-The power of leading with purpose

-Embracing a lifelong learning mindset

-Learn to identify your individual strengths

  • Sian Davis Head of Medical Excellence & Primary Care Field Medical AstraZeneca

  • Simone Taylor Director of Finance & Business Operations Partners Roche Products Pty Limited

  • Michelle Zimany Regional People Business Partner, Specialty Care JPAC Sanofi

A quick break to refresh and continue building your network with fellow leaders. Enjoy a light refreshment before finishing day one.

Case Study

In a world brimming with diverse perspectives and boundless opportunities, this session delves into the challenges of expanding horizons, leading holistically, and embracing new ideas. Join Debra as she shares her own experiences and best practices to chart a course towards enlightened leadership in an ever-evolving landscape.

-Building a culture of openness

-Discover the power of unconventional thinking

-Thrive amidst disruption and use it as a catalyst for growth

  • Debra Bourke Head of Medical Affairs Mayne Pharma

We wrap up our inspirational and jam packed two days with this interactive closing round table. This is your chance to table any topic or trend for a final group discussion. Reflecting on the inspiring stories that have been shared, discussing your key learnings with your peers, and creating your action plan for moving forward.

- Reflect on your key learnings from the Summit

- Identify opportunities for career progression and growth

- Create an action plan for your leadership journey

Workshop

Develop self-awareness and authenticity

- Values-based leadership: what it means to be an authentic leader

- Identify personal strengths and potential de-railers as a leader

- Determined the most effective way to utilise your optimal leadership style within the context of your organisation


High level communication, influence and negotiation skills

- Manage emotions for positive and assertive communication and relationships

- Develop effective techniques of persuasion, negotiation and influence using coaching skills and “conversational intelligence”

- Build confidence to prepare for and successfully navigate difficult conversations 


Develop self and others with “reflective leadership”

- Understand the benefits of reflective practice 

- Develop skills to engage in reflective practice

- Using reflective practice to improve organisational culture and relationships 


Strategic career progression

- Everyday career management practices and creating a personal leadership plan

- Maximise relationships and build new ones for professional opportunities

- Manage personal branding and visibility effectively

  • Leanne Elich Chief Executive Officer L.E.C. Leanne Elich Consulting

Workshop

Transformational leadership strategies to accelerate team performance

- Leverage team dynamics to optimise performance

- Challenge, support and empower others to excel 

- Develop strategies to manage uncooperative team members


Drive change and innovation as a leader

- Recognise and overcome obstacles to change

- Learn to trust your intuition, take risks and step outside your comfort zone

- Create a culture of positive change 


Remain productive in a crisis

- Build resilience to thrive under pressure

- Support your team and engage others to deliver

- Debrief after crisis - Provide and accept feedback


Action planning for leadership

- Develop a personalised approach to development that spans short and long-term goals

- Identify and understand personal and organisational challenges 

- Share approaches to move your career forward

  • Leanne Elich Chief Executive Officer L.E.C. Leanne Elich Consulting

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level 3/252 George Street, Sydney, NSW, 2000

(02) 9240 3109

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