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"Engineering + Mentoring" for Women in Pharma

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2017 ISPE Annual Meeting & Expo

Women in Pharma networking community aims to provide women in the pharmaceutical industry a forum for connecting and collaborating on technical and career advancement topics. The community of Women in Pharma  includes mentors, resources across all levels, and education sessions that will be an enabler for career success and work life balance.

Mentoring has become a hot topic these days and during our Women in Pharma focused session we will look at mentoring in engineering.  

The Women in Pharma  session: “Career Strategies for Early Career Professionals” will take place on Sunday, 29 October at 1300 PM during the 2017 ISPE Annual Meeting & Expo. This session will include a presentation, “Engineering + Mentoring,” with a case study about an actual give-and-take mentoring relationship between two very different women: one a GenXer and the other a Millennial, one an established professional and the other a novice engineer. Participants will hear personal accounts of the impact of mentoring on the professional journeys of speakers:

Kerren Bergman, ISPE Women in Pharma

Kerren Bergman
Senior Director, Human Resources & Internal Systems
Hyde Engineering + Consulting, Inc.




Kelly Scalva, ISPE Women in Pharma

Kelly Scalva
Proposal Manager
Hyde Engineering + Consulting, Inc.



Spend an hour with us at 1300 on Sunday, 29 October at the 2017 ISPE Annual Meeting & Expo in San Diego, and unearth a new perspective on engineering and the ancient practice of mentoring.

Register for the 2017 ISPE Annual Meeting & Expo to connect with the Women in Pharma community at these Women in Pharma activities:

  • Sunday, 29 October 1300–1400 | Featured Session Women in Pharma: Career Strategies for Early Career Professionals
  • Sunday, 29 October 1415–1515 | Own Who You Are: Women in Pharma
  • Tuesday, 31 October 1045–1215 | “Don’t Let It Out!” A Practical Approach to Containment in Sterile Manufacturing Facilities

Support Women in Pharma and Get Involved! Stop by the ISPE Booth at the 2017 ISPE Annual Meeting & Expo in the Expo Hall to learn more about the Women in Pharma Community. Donations of $5 or more will receive an exclusive Women in Pharma pin. Every dollar collected will go to a scholarship fund supporting future opportunities for women in the industry.

Registered for the ISPE 2017 Annual Meeting & Expo?  As a registered attendee, we wanted to extend an exclusive invite. The Women in Pharma Networking Community is offering complimentary topic-focused dinners at the conference, taking place Monday, 30 October at 1900. Seats are limited to 55 attendees, reserve your seat now!

The ISPE Annual Meeting & Expo is where the industry gathers to address top pharmaceutical priorities and drive innovation. Join us in San Diego as we share best practices for navigating organizational and regulatory complexities that advance patient therapies.

Why attend?

  • Discover new ideas and solutions to complex pharma and biopharma manufacturing challenges
  • Gain industry support for individual professional and company initiatives
  • Hear regulatory perspectives and engage in open discussions with regulators and industry
  • Network with colleagues from all levels of the industry — from the C-suite, to engineers, to regulators
  • Access unique opportunities tailored specifically to early career engineering professionals
  • Benefit from professional development sessions

Register Now