AGENDA

9:00 am Registrations and Networking
10:00 am Opening Address by UBM
10:10 am Welcome Address by Yogesh Mudras, Managing Director, UBM India Pvt Ltd.
10:15 am Special Address by Cara Turner, Brand Director – Pharma, UBM Live
10:30 am Chief Guest Address: What it takes to lead?
After years of insistence for changes, today’s women leaders have finally succeeded in breaking down the institutional barriers, stereotypes and inequalities that their predecessors may have faced and creating a mark for themselves in all sectors. The address will highlight the journey of one such leader who has not only brought about a revolutionary change in industry, but is also an example of successful leadership.
10:45 am Panel Discussion: Can women have it all? Balancing life and work
From real estate to pharmaceuticals to finance, one of the constant discussions since women have entered the workplace in large numbers has been if women can achieve a work-life balance. Since time immemorial, the concept of balance is a highly divisive and heavily debated topic. Is having it all only a struggle for working women and it can be extended to men as well? Can women have balance between their work and their lives? What can employers and managers do to help the women they work with maintain a balance between these two important spheres?

Moderator:
Dr. Kamala Rai, Global Program Head, Global Drug Development, Established Medicines – Pain, Neurosciences and Ophthalmology, Novartis

Panellists:
  • Dr. Vinita Satyavrat , Category CDMA Lead (Family Nutrition) , GSK Consumer Healthcare Ltd.
  • Rajni Jha, Trainer for Qbd, GMP and Regulatory Affairs, Independent Pharmaceutical Consultant
  • Dr. Monisha Sharma, Director-South East Asia, Clinical Research, Global Clinical Trial Operations, Merck Sharp & Dohme (MSD)
  • Amarpreet Kaur Ahuja, Director - Human Resources, AstraZeneca
  • Cecilia Azavedo, Head – Human Resource, Johnson & Johnson
11:30 pm Q&A
11:35 pm Breakfast & Networking
12:00 pm Combined strengths for challenging times
Savindu Kudrigikar, Business Director – South Asia, Pharma Excipients, DuPont Nutrition & Health
12:15 pm Panel Discussion: Strategies to make our organizations more diverse and adopting inclusive leadership
Studies by Gallup, Harvard and AT Kearney indicate that a gender diverse workforce is a major advantage to businesses as it brings different viewpoints and ideas into the boardroom. Hiring more women employees and eliminating the gender pay gap are only 2 of the steps towards making organizations more inclusive. For organizations to grow, it is imperative to adopt a wider strategy that is inclined towards increasing the diversity and ensuring an inclusive environment.
  • Why diversity and inclusion is good for people, business and the society
  • Making sure your work on gender pay gap ignites or furthers your wider focus on inclusion
  • Recognizing the opportunity of acting with fairness and equality to future-proof your organization

Moderator: Sangeeta Murthi Sahgal, Co – Founder, Diversity Dialogs
Panellists:
  • Jamila Joseph, SVP and Head, Gene Therapy & Clinical Research, Reliance Life Sciences
  • Sukanya Choudhury, Vice President - Regulatory Affairs, South Asia, GlaxoSmithKline (GSK)
  • Jyotsna Ghoshal ,Senior Director - Corporate Affairs, MSD
  • Savitha Shivsankar, Head Human Resources, Novartis
  • Aparna Parinam, Senior Director, Regulatory Affairs, Teva Pharmaceuticals
1:15 pm Q&A
1:25 pm Lunch & Networking
2:25 pm Communicating Achievements - Bragging with Grace for Impact.
Sangeeta Murthi Sahgal, Co – Founder, Diversity Dialogs
3:25 pm End of Conference