Belonging in Biotech: How to Advance Greater Inclusion Across the Biotech Workforce
1:45 PM - 2:45 PM (EDT), Wednesday, June 7, 2023 ・ Session Room 203
While research shows that diverse teams perform better, are more creative, and contribute to higher profitability, a gap remains between what we know and what we do. Through an interactive panel discussion, we will examine behaviors and beliefs that are perpetuating a historical definition of a qualified candidate; highlight best practices to expand the network of qualified candidates from underrepresented populations; discuss how to set appropriate, ambitious goals to drive progress; and examine programs that build a culture of inclusion and belonging. Panelists will discuss ways to turn our challenges into meaningful action, applying the industry's expertise in innovation to support development pathways for an increasingly diverse workforce and the complex needs of the industry. As these discussions are happening broadly within companies, we encourage attendees from all functional backgrounds and experience levels in the biopharma space to join us for this timely conversation.