Tuesday, 8 October 2019

Panel: Activated Groups for Good: Platforms that are Actively Driving the Gender Diversity Topic Forward and How to Get Involved

11:00 – 11:30 am  

Panelists: Chiara Condi, Rubin Sfadj, Henrike von Platen and Laurie Cooke
Moderator: Julian Adrian, Syneos Health Communications Europe, Syneos Group

Chiara Condi, president and founder, Led by HER
Chiara is an advocate and expert on gender diversity, innovation and women’s entrepreneurship. She consults corporations on their diversity goals based on her experience as the founder of Led By HER, a nonprofit that works on advocacy and programs to improve access to women's entrepreneurship, innovation and women’s rights. In partnership with business schools and corporates, the organization delivers an entrepreneurship program to help women who have suffered from violence rebuild their lives through entrepreneurship. With a community of more than 250 volunteers, the organization offers courses, individual mentoring, and hackathon events co-organized with the entrepreneurial ecosystem. Led By HER recently launched FoundHERLab, a digital platform coded by Capgemini, to mobilize companies worldwide around women’s entrepreneurship by offering pro-bono skill-based volunteering to women entrepreneurs locally.  
Chiara is a regular voice in the media and she is an internationally renowned speaker on the topics of gender equality, women’s entrepreneurship, the future of work and building a more inclusive world for women. In 2017 she was awarded the Woman of Influence Prize (Business and Hope) for the year in France for her work on the subject. 

Prior to founding Led By HER Chiara worked at the European Bank for reconstruction and development to maximize the gender impact of the Bank’s investments. She graduated from Harvard and has a masters from sciences Po/LSE.

Rubin Sfadj, secretary general
Bio coming soon

Henrike von Platen, founder and CEO, Fair Pay Lab
Henrike von Platen is an expert in finance, business information systems and business administration. She founded the FPI in order to support companies in the practical implementation of sustainable pay strategies. Her goal: pay equity for all – preferably within her lifetime. From 2010 to 2016, she was president of Business and Professional Women Germany e.V. and in 2016, she initiated the Fair Pay Alliance. Henrike von Platen believes that women and money belong together and she is convinced that pay equity could be possible tomorrow.

Laurie Cooke is the CEO of the HBA, a nonprofit dedicated to furthering the advancement and impact of women in healthcare. She was twice recognized as a PharmaVOICE 100 most inspiring people in life sciences, and Mentor of the Year by ASAE. Laurie’s career spans global roles across several industries and continents including the Project Management Institute’s executive management team, global pharma international teams and hospital pharmacy. Laurie has a strong academic record with a BSc in Microbiology, an advanced scientific degree in pharmacy, and a master’s in software engineering management. She is a licensed pharmacist and a certified association executive. 

Moderator: Julian Adrian, Syneos Health Communications Europe, Syneos Group
Julie Adrian has 25+ years of experience in the development and execution of health care marketing communications programs. She currently oversees the European Communications group for Syneos Health and provides strategic counsel for integrated communications programs for pharmaceutical, biotech and device clients. Previously, Julie led Chandler Chicco Agency for the U.S. and before that she started the West coast office for Syneos Health (formerly inVentiv Health) in 2004. The team there has become one of the most sustainable health care communications offerings on the West coast.

Her work with Syneos Health includes C-suite engagement to enhance corporate valuation and drive brand uptake for some of the most innovative and emergent health care companies in the sector. The award-winning work of the teams she has led has ranged from business-to-business initiatives in infection prevention to professional education campaigns in ophthalmology to third-party celebrity programs for movement disorders and Parkinson’s disease to educational campaigns for allergic asthma to product launches and issues management for emerging consumer-facing brands.

Julie’s areas of expertise span from consumer health to professional and disease awareness education. From oncology to women’s health, her experience includes programming in all phases of the product life cycle, including local and global strategy, patient educational events, employer programs, third-party relationship development and programs, sales representative and employee communications integration, professional medical education, issues management, clinical trial recruitment and corporate reputation management.   
Julie holds a Bachelor of Science degree in journalism from the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kansas.





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