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10:00am Registrations and Networking
11:00am Opening Address by UBM Representative
11:10am Developing tomorrow’s leaders in the pharmaceutical industry
Keeping up your status as a high performer and effective employee during times of disruption.
11:30am Following your purpose
Talking about obstacles and hurdles faced such as underestimation, stereotyping, sexism, and marginalization
Stories of women who stepped up to leadership, the underlying issues they faced, along with her practical advice for all women leaders and those who aspire to lead


Dr. Monisha Sharma, Dr. Monisha Sharma, Therapeutic Area Head: South East Asia - Global Clinical Trial Operations (GCTO), MSD Pharmaceuticals

Panel Members:

  • Rajkiran Jain, Senior Vice President - Regulatory Affairs, Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Limited
  • Srividya Ramakrishnan, Senior Director, Dr. Reddy's Laboratories
  • Dr. Barkha Gupta, Senior Scientist [Nutrition], GSK
12:30pm Purposeful inclusion - Accelerating through diversity
  • Ensuring equitable inclusion across the workforce, workplace, and marketplace
  • Moving from Diversity to Equality
  • Aspiration vs confidence

Smita Saha, Vice President-HR & HR Regional Lead, India, AstraZeneca

1:15pm Lunch & Networking
2:15pm Spreading Breast Cancer Awareness
  • Why Breast Cancer Awareness is Important
  • Symptoms of Breast Cancer
  • What to do when in Doubt and
  • Steps for Prevention

Dr. Vidushi Amarnath Agrawal, Consultant Dietician, Nutritionist & Physician

2:40pm Breaking the stereotype
  • Quality and Bold decisions by Women
  • Open – minded approach
  • Adopting a merit – based work environment

Jyotsna Ghoshal, Senior Director - Corporate Affairs, MSD Pharmaceuticals

Panel Members:

  • Dr. Maya Sharma, Global Medical Director, Win Medicare, Modi Mundipharma and Signutra
  • Archana Subramanya, Head GRPD Centers - Research & Development, GlaxoSmithKline
  • Dr. Srirupa Das, Director Medical Affairs, Abbott
3:40pm Early-career guidance from the right leader helps in achieving goals
How mentoring helps in developing the next generation of leaders by giving beginning and mid-stage leaders the chance to learn from the successes and missteps of an experienced leader

Dr. Raju Mistry, President and Global Chief People Officer, Cipla

4:30pm End of Conference

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