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Women in Biotech

  • Friday, September 18, 2015
  • Knafel Center
    10 Garden Street
    Cambridge, MA 02138
Panel at the "Women in Biotech" symposium.
Women in Biotech symposium. Photo by Kevin Grady.

Why are women underrepresented as leaders in the biotech industry?

This symposium will explore the divide between the large number of women who pursue advanced degrees in related scientific fields and their representation in leadership positions in biotech firms. Scientists, industry and venture capital leaders, and academics will also consider new research, experimentation, and promising models that may help industry, universities, government, and private capital improve the current system.

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Panel discussing solutions and strategies at the

Solutions and Strategies: What Works and What Has Not?

Victoria A. Budson, Executive Director, Women and Public Policy Program, Harvard Kennedy School

Ann DeWitt, Senior Director of Investments, Sanofi-Genzyme Bioventures

Robin Ely, the Diane Doerge Wilson Professor of Business Administration and Senior Associate Dean for Culture and Community, Harvard Business School

Moderated by Anula Jayasuriya, Founder, EXXclaim Capital; Cofounder, Evolvence India Life Science Fund and India Life Science Fund II


Janet Rich-Edwards, Codirector of the Science Program, Radcliffe Institute; Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School; and Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Speaker discussing 'defining and analyzing the problem' at the

Defining and Analyzing the Problem


Lizabeth Cohen, Dean, Radcliffe Institute, and Howard Mumford Jones Professor of American Studies, Department of History, Harvard University

Daniel Carpenter, Director of the Social Sciences Program, Radcliffe Institute, and Allie S. Freed Professor of Government, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University


Laurel Smith-Doerr, Professor of Sociology and Director of the Institute for Social Science Research, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Deborah Dunsire, President and CEO, Forum Pharmaceuticals

Alison Wood Brooks, Assistant Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School

Moderated by Monica Higgins, Kathleen McCartney Professor in Education Leadership, Harvard Graduate School of Education

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