Career Center



  From Bench to Boardroom: Women Leaders Share their Success Stories for Alternative Career Paths
Date:   May 19, 2011
Time:   6:00-8:00pm


Gilead Sciences Inc.
333 Lakeside Drive
Foster City, CA 94404
(650) 522-5880


Sponsor:   San Francisco Healthcare Businesswomen's Association

Event details:  

Training in a field such as science or medicine is rigorous, focused, and requires a serious commitment of time and energy. As a result of this intensity, one acquires a highly developed set of attributes that enable success at the bench and bedside. Interestingly these attributes can be translated to enable success in alternative areas, such as commercial operations, project management, executive leadership, and coaching. In a panel discussion format we will introduce the audience to four women leaders who have made the transition from the bench/bedside to the boardroom. They will discuss their experiences, pinpoint key translatable attributes, and share their wisdom and insight on leading through a successful transition. Following the panel there will be a facilitated networking session during which recently transitioned women will be available for peer-coaching and strategic advice.

Learning Objectives:
1.  To gain insight into different alternative career options available to women trained in science and medicine.
2.  To be enlightened as to the qualities and skills that enable one to make a successful research-to-business transition.
3.  To learn how to be an effective leader in the midst of this type of career change.
4.  To network with women who have recently made this transition and be provided with peer-coaching and strategic advice.

6:00 – 6:30 PM      Registration/Networking
6:30 – 7:30 PM      Program
7:30 – 8:00 PM      Facilitated Networking


Lori Lehman, PhD
Vice President of Project and Portfolio Management
Gilead Sciences

Susan Molineaux, PhD
President and CEO
Calithera Biosciences

Deborah Kilpatrick, PhD
Senior Vice President of Commercial

Jayne Douglas, MD
Cardinal Coaching and Consulting

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