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Women in Pharma and Medical Leadership Summit 2017

Stamford Auckland
21 March 2017 - 22 March 2017

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Regardless of the industry you come from, advancing into a senior leadership role can be challenging and the pharma and medical sector is no different. Whether you are promoted up through an organisation or you go straight into a senior level role, it is important to remember the skills that got you there. When you reach the top, it is your confidence and mastery of these skills that will enable you to be a successful leader

This leadership summit includes inspiring case studies from industry experts who will discuss their own career challenges and successes. It is these leaders, who embrace hardship and overcome adversity, that create the most inspiring role models.

This unique event will encourage you to push the boundaries, break through the barriers and lead a successful team with confidence and authenticity. Register tables or individual places for team members early to ensure that you are a part of this outstanding learning and networking opportunity!
Hide Section - Explore Points
- Identifying strengths and creating an authentic leadership style
- Building confidence and resilience to help you succeed and overcome adversity
- Developing advanced communication and influencing skills
- Understanding your value
Hide Section - Who will attend
Participants will come from the pharmaceutical and medical sector, including medical devices, medicine and animal pharmaceuticals. They will be employed in a wide variety of roles including:

- Director / General Manager / CxO
- Heads of Division
- Senior Executive / Management
- Line / Product Management
- Regional / National Manager
- Quality / Compliance / Regulatory Affairs Manager
- Clinical Operations / Scientific Manager
- Laboratory / Research Manager
- Consultants / Advisors
- Specialists
- Sales and Account Management



21 March 2017


09:00 - 09:50


Case Study

Great leaders make their own luck

Sometimes in life it seems that one person gets all the luck, but perhaps some people just respond better to their circumstances. Successful leaders empower their team to embrace new opportunities, this in turn enables the team to achieve their mutual goals. From the outside this may seem like luck, but the real skill of this runs much deeper. Vanessa has worked in many teams and by making people proud of their own achievements she fosters positivity and motivation and has created the luck required to work her way to the top. She will dicuss:
- Putting yourself in the right place at the right time 
- Changing your perception to see more opportunities
- How to make the most of your luck
Vanessa Macdonald - General Manager
Virbac New Zealand

09:50 - 10:40


Case Study

It’s about who you are not what you are

As you move up within your organisation it is even more important to remember who you are and what you bring to your team. As a leader, knowing this will help you to manage the people around you and achieve your objectives. In this session Chandra draws on over 25 years of experience as a leader within the pharma and devices sector, and also on his own personal experience as a father, to talk about the value of knowing your own worth and having the confidence to talk about it. Discuss:
- Overcoming the gender bias
- Being true to yourself
- Speaking up and speaking out
Chandra Selvadurai - Chief Executive Officer
Pharmaco

10:55 - 11:45


Case Study

Embracing challenges and making changes

Challenges can appear when you least expect them, and it’s not always adversity in your career that will force you to be brave. Sometimes it will be a personal challenge that will encourage you to make a change. In this engaging session Linda and Jacquie will discuss the complexities of leadership in this dynamic industry, the journey of establishing a clinical research business and the personal and professional challenges faced along the way. Discuss:
- Making bold, and brave decisions
- Building a team to support you when things get tough
- Having the determination to succeed
Linda Hill & Jacquie Palmer - Founder and Director & Managing Director
Pharmaceutical Solutions NZ & Aus

11:45 - 12:25


Expert Commentary

Setting boundaries to enable a work / life balance

In a 24/7 connected world, creating a sustainable balance between your work and personal life is a challenge that most people face at some point in their career. It is an elusive ideal that many people spend their entire working life trying to master. However, if you can achieve this you will be happier in yourself, more balanced as a person and more motivated to lead a successful team. The tools required focus on setting boundaries and managing competing expectations. In this session Carmen will give you tips and strategies to help you work smarter not harder. Discuss:
- Creating boundaries in an international workplace
- Being available when and where you’re needed
- Managing your personal well-being
 
Carmen Doran - Director
Tracks Business Consulting Ltd

13:35 - 14:25


Panel

Knowing your worth and having the confidence to articulate your value

Understanding your value to an organisation and appreciating how you fit into the bigger picture is integral to ensuring successful career progression. Before this can happen you really need to understand your own strengths and learn to trust your instincts. In this interactive panel you will have the opportunity to ask industry experts for techniques and advice to help you develop that confidence and utilise it to succeed in your career. Discuss:
-    Believing in yourself
-    Handling performance reviews
-    Articulating your worth
 
Helen Teale - Managing Director
Cameron Healthcare
Steve Rochester - Head of Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health New Zealand
Boehringer Ingelheim
Kate Baddock - Director
Comprehensive Care & Waitemata PHO

14:25 - 15:15


Case Study

Developing resilience in a high pressure environment

Resilience is a skill that many of us have to develop as we go through our careers. Learning to deal with set-backs and remaining positive when faced with negative situations is a valuable asset to any organisation. In this session Sarah will talk about how remaining resilient and overcoming challenges has helped her to succeed. Discuss:
- Recognising the potential opportunity in a challenge
- Having the confidence to know you’ll succeed
- Pushing the boundaries and moving forward
Sarah Fitt - Director of Operations
PHARMAC

15:30 - 16:20


Case Study

The changing face of the pharmaceuticals industry

The pharma and medical sector has changed a lot over the last 30 years, and teams are certainly more diverse now than they have ever been. Leadership styles have changed as teams become more diverse and managers need to adapt to ensure successful strategies are implemented. Alan Carter has first hand experience of leadership in a changing environment and in this dynamic session he will discuss how diversification caused him to change the way he leads his teams. Explore:
- How has the industry changed over the last 30 years
- How can organisations maximise the potential of these changes
- The benefits of embracing the changes
Alan Carter - General Manager
Sanofi


22 March 2017


09:00 - 09:50


Case Study

Engaging teams to deliver results

Kirsten has been engaging teams within the pharmaceutical industry for over 20 years, and has extensive experience in general management, sales, marketing, change and innovation. In this engaging session Kirsten will draw on her leadership expertise and encourage you to embrace change and utilise it to develop your team. Discuss:
- Developing communication across diverse teams with varying priorities
- Positively influencing others in your team
- Boosting motivation within your team
Kirsten O'Doherty - General Manager Australia and New Zealand
Abbvie

10:55 - 11:45


Case Study

Step back, look ahead, move forward – Looking at the bigger picture of your career

In this dynamic industry it is not uncommon to take a side-ways step during your career. However, it is important to remember your long term goals and always keep these in mind as you make your choices. In this session Alison will talk about the journey her career has taken her on and how moving side-ways can be beneficial in the long run. Discuss:
- Looking at lateral career development options
- Establishing long term goals
- Recognising alternative pathways
Alison Cossar - Manager of Medsafe's Regulatory Practice and Analysis
Medsafe

11:45 - 12:35


Case Study

Becoming ‘plugged in’ – Strategic networking

Building relationships with key stakeholders is essential for business development as well as for your own career progression. In her various roles, Lesley is required to engage with a wide range of people and organisations from politicians and government officials, to health professional groups, industry leaders, consumer groups and representative bodies. The span of this engagement can be about advocacy, improving understanding of the environment we work in, and keeping up with emerging trends. In this session Lesley will discuss:
- Managing stakeholder relationships
- Improving your organisation’s profile
- Building alliances with key players and organisations
Lesley Clarke - Chief Executive Officer
New Zealand Medical Association

13:35 - 14:25


Panel

Speaking up and speaking out - Having the confidence to communicate effectively

Clear communication is essential to making a good impression and making a good impression is pivotal in ensuring career success. It all stems from having the confidence to articulate yourself clearly, realising that your input is valued and making the most of any opportunity to speak up. This panel will discuss verbal and non-verbal communication to help you make the right impression first time. Explore:
- Understanding your value and overcoming imposter syndrome
- Not being afraid to talk about your successes
- Owning your career and having a strong presence in your team
 
Nadia Yu - General Manager & Country Director New Zealand
Johnson & Johnson Medical
Catherine Murphy - Director Commercial Operations NZ
Seqirus
George Varkanis - Vice President and Managing Director
Celgene

14:25 - 15:15


Expert Commentary

Transitioning into leadership

For many, the transition from team member to team leader can present a unique set of challenges. Moving into a new position of leadership requires you to remain authentic in your approach, confident in your ability and calm in your demeanor. During these times it is important to make the most of your professional network and draw on your own strengths as well as those of the people around you. In this strategic perspective Elizabeth draws on her experience of mentoring and coaching to discuss how to prepare yourself for this transition. Discuss:
- Optimising your strengths to become a positive leader
- Utilising networks and relationships for progression
- Strategies for transitioning into leadership
Elizabeth Plant - Director
Medication Solutions

15:30 - 16:20


Roundtable

Reflecting on key lessons and embracing your inner leader

Reflecting on the two-day event, Carmen will reflect and help to summarise the key points and techniques discussed and give advice on how to implement these into your day-to-day work. This interactive session will provide an opportunity to discuss and share ideas, as well as exchange knowledge and professional advice with industry peers and experts. Carmen will lead the discussion to cover:
- Practical take-aways and lessons learned
- Making an action plan
- The next steps for you
Carmen Doran - Director
Tracks Business Consulting Ltd


23 March 2017


Chandra Selvadurai
Chief Executive Officer
Pharmaco
Carmen Doran
Director
Tracks Business Consulting Ltd
Alison Cossar
Manager of Medsafe's Regulatory Practice and Analysis
Medsafe
Sarah Fitt
Director of Operations
PHARMAC
Lesley Clarke
Chief Executive Officer
New Zealand Medical Association
Kirsten O'Doherty
General Manager Australia and New Zealand
Abbvie
Alan Carter
General Manager
Sanofi
Vanessa Macdonald
General Manager
Virbac New Zealand
Linda Hill & Jacquie Palmer
Founder and Director & Managing Director
Pharmaceutical Solutions NZ & Aus
Elizabeth Plant
Director
Medication Solutions
Helen Teale
Managing Director
Cameron Healthcare
Kate Baddock
Director
Comprehensive Care & Waitemata PHO
Katherine Lester
Market Access Manager
Pfizer
Nadia Yu
General Manager & Country Director New Zealand
Johnson & Johnson Medical
Steve Rochester
Head of Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health New Zealand
Boehringer Ingelheim
Catherine Murphy
Director Commercial Operations NZ
Seqirus
George Varkanis
Vice President and Managing Director
Celgene
Cynthia Johnson
Master Facilitator
Muritai
Stamford Auckland
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Auckland, Auckland
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