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Women in Leadership Forum

How to Build A Future Fit Workforce: How do we create an environment where everyone has the opportunity to fulfil their full potential?
15:30 - 18:30 Frankfurt Marriott hotel (opposite CPhI main entrance site)
Women in Leadership Forum

For the sixth year running the Women in Leadership Forum will take place on the second day of CPhI, this year moving to a new off-site location. Situated directly opposite the main entrance to the Frankfurt Messe on Hamburger Allee, this year’s forum will take place at the Frankfurt Marriott hotel for an afternoon session, closing with a cocktail reception and networking.

This year’s discussions will focus on how we build a ‘future-fit’ workplace, reviewing the challenges with current dynamics and asking how to create an environment where everybody can achieve their full potential.

All Welcome! Don’t let the name deter you! Men are always welcome to attend the Women in Leadership Forum, in fact, we encourage it! To change the status quo, more men need to understand the issues faced by female peers and actively stand-up and speak-up for them. Take the first step toward becoming an important ally to your female colleagues and help build the foundations for the future workplace.

Why Attend?
• Meet your peers away from the show floor- the 2018 edition was attended by senior representatives from Pfizer, Dr. Reddy's Laboratories, Merck, ISPE, Catalent, Sanofi and more.
• Hear from inspirational speakers on strategies for building and improving diversity in pharma, and takeaway solutions for kick-starting change in your own organisation.
• Network with like-minded professionals from across the global pharma network and share your own goals and experiences.

15:30 Welcome from the Chair
15:40 Making Diversity & Inclusion a reality in the workplace
Interview with Antonio Bebba, Diversity & Inclusion Lead and Ulrike Großheim, Senior Manager of Communications at Pfizer
16:00 Inspiring the future female workforce
Melissa Rancourt, Founder & Board President, Greenlight for Girls
16:10 Dynamic Networking: World Café Table Pitches

Participants will work together to discuss key topics and challenges facing us in the workplace. Topics vary from preparing for the Boardroom, to understanding your maternity entitlements.

Each table will be introduced by moderator and participants can pick two discussions to join.

Table Topics include:

• Employer Maternity/Paternity Training
Helen Ilsley, Executive Coach & Client Development Manager, Executive Coaching
• Agile working. Why we need it & how we can implement it?
Daila Acanfora, Global Sourcing Manager, Boehringer Ingelheim
• How to be boardroom ready
Birgit Skuballa, Head of HSE Management Systems & Audit Strategy, Bayer
• How to lead remotely
Susan Beckert, External Manufacturing Operations (DDS) Director, Merck

18:00-18:30 Cocktail Reception & Networking