Women in Pharma Events

Networking Dinners during 2019 ISPE Annual Meeting & Expo

28 October 2019

Enjoy participating in topic-focused dinners providing priceless insights and. Each dinner will be hosted by a leading executive in the pharma industry, who will facilitate a discussion around the topic of How to Strengthen Relationships and Develop Your Career. ISPE Women in Pharma (WIP) provides women in the pharmaceutical industry a forum for connecting and collaborating on technical and career advancement topics. A community of Women in Pharma mentors, resources across all levels, and educational sessions are enablers for career success and work-life balance. A $20.00 donation to the ISPE Foundation for WIP is suggested.

You must register for the Annual Meeting to attend the Women in Pharma Networking Dinners.

Managing Energy and Effectiveness 

22 October 2019 - 12:15 to 13:15

The ISPE UK Affiliate is launching a series of webinars for members to help develop professional skills and to promote diversity in the pharmaceutical industry workplace. The webinars are free to attend and will alternate between webinars and Q&A sessions where attendees can ask more in-depth questions.

The first webinar will be on the subject of Managing Energy and Effectiveness and will be presented by Dr Catherine Evans Joines, an accredited certified coach, from Changeopsis.

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To Register for the webinar please email: BIP@ispeuk.org
Or watch the introductory video on the ISPE YouTube Channel

Inaugural Summer Networking Event

14 June, 2018

Organized by ISPE Boston Area Chapter

News to come from this exciting event in Boston!

Productivity & Innovation in Advanced Pharma Manufacturing, Latest Trends/Breakthroughs

26 April, 2018

Organized by the ISPE Ireland Affiliate

More than 200 delegates attended the seminar, with very active engagement around each of the topics presented, including one dedicated to Women in Pharma. The discussion was branded as Leaders in Pharma addressing the seminar themes, showcasing our strong female role models within the industry. The discussion was facilitated by Liz Dooley of Johnson & Johnson with panel participants from Janssen Sciences Ireland, GSK, Eli Lilly & Biomarin.

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2018 Women's Leadership Panel Discussion & Dinner

27 Mar, 2018

Organized by the ISPE Chesapeake Bay Area Chapter


Shannah Falcone, Associate/Director, Strategic Accounts, CRB

  • Sia Anagnostou, Senior Director of Corporate Development, Immunomic Therapeutics
  • Shiva Fritsch, Sr. Vice President HR, RegenxBIO
  • Marcella Goodnight, Director, Global Technical Operations, AstraZeneca Biologics
  • Katherine A. Sacksteder, Ph.D, COO, Benevir Biopharm Inc.
  • Dr. Judy Staveley, Program Director Bioprocessing Technology, Assistant Professor, Frederick Community College

Learn more from the event recap on BioBuzz.io.

2017 First in the Nation Women in Pharma

14 Nov, 2017

Organized by ISPE Delaware Valley Chapter


Shannah Falcone, Associate/Director, Strategic Accounts, CRB

  • Ricki Chase, M.S., Lachman Consultants
  • Lisa Haflett, Merck
  • Melissa Sherman, Ph.D., MOBILion Systems, Inc
  • Mihaela Simianu, Ph.D., Merck

This event sold out and was an exciting evening with great discussions. Attendees were a representation from industry, academia, both young and mature professionals, existing ISPE members as well as many new faces. Here are a few #womeninpharma tweets about the night:

“Before you HAVE, you need to DO. Before you DO you need to BE” Mihaela Simianu
“Make and develop connections and mentor each other early in your career” Lisa Haflett
“We don’t slow down and take the time to be introspective and know ourselves-there’s a lot of value in just being still” Ricki Chase
“Outwit, Outlast, Outplay, Be your own advocate” Melissa Sherman