Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Congratulations to the Finalists for IIR's Woman of the Year Award receiving our highest number of nominations to date, IIR and CenterWatch are honored to announce the nominations for IIR's Woman of the Year Award. 

"Women’s leadership issues are a critical part of success in the pharmaceutical industry as there is a business case for change and resetting mindsets through education and results. The key to innovation is having the most innovative people and as an industry, we don’t have a robust pipeline in development of people, specifically women. We need to overcome hidden bias and work to ensure better equality in opportunity. Women in leadership positions within an organization serve as strong role models and positively influence young women, making possibilities for their own accomplishments more real. We need to recognize women leaders." - Bari Kowal, Vice President, Strategic Alliance and Development Lead, Pfizer

"It’s important to recognize successful and innovative women in clinical trials/pharma because they set an example and provide inspiration to others. We may learn a new approach to a problem or we may be inspired to solve a new challenge, or we may be reminded of the great importance of perseverance. There is much to be learned from women who pursue and achieve excellence and innovation." - Kathryn R King, VP, Global Clinical Operations & Global Development Operations, Takeda Pharmaceuticals International, Inc.

The Woman of the Year is Someone Who:

• Has achieved the highest level of professional excellence within the clinical trials industry
• Contributed time and energy to initiatives and/or programs that are innovative to the industry
• Actively encourages others, particularly women, in stepping up to a more senior role in the pharmaceutical industry

• Patricia Leuchten CEO, AVOCA Group
• Annalisa Jenkins EVP, Head of Global R&D, Merck Serono
• Melissa Easy, Founder & Chief Commercial Officer, 
• Patricia Devitt Risse, Pharm.D. President and CEO, ACT Oncology 

Join us at the 3rd Annual Women's Clinical Leadership Forum, on Monday, March 31st as a part of the Partnerships in Clinical Trials conference in Las Vegas, NV for the unveiling of the winner.To view our full program, download our brochure.

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