Third Women in Leadership Forum Set for CPhI North America 2019

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NEW YORK, April 17, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- , an industry-leading event that brings together the complete North American pharma supply chain, today announced details of the third annual , which will take place on Thursday, May 2, from 8 to 11 a.m. at McCormick Place, Lakeside Center, Chicago.

The Women in Leadership Forum once again seeks to address key issues head-on through constructive dialogue from industry experts who will share experiences and strategies helpful in establishing equality for everyone. The central theme for this year’s forum, ‘,’ invites senior men and women from the pharmaceutical industry to share a defining moment in their leadership journey, the goal being to provide learning around strategies for success, connection to a wider community, and key pointers on sharpening leadership skills.

The panel will again be moderated by Alise Cortez, a Purpose and Engagement Catalyst and host of the radio show. “The Women in Leadership Forum is really a class act and I'm very happy to be part of it,” said Cortez. “It's less than a hundred people, it's an enclosed space, it’s inviting, it’s warm. Right out of the gate, we're talking about connection and learning from each other; men learning from women, women learning from men, and all of us being connected.”

The program for this year’s Forum is as follows:

Confirmed Speakers for the Forum include:

Last year’s Women in Leadership Forum was one of the highlights of CPhI North America. The forum was centered around an inspired and highly personal keynote address by Lynn Taylor, Senior Vice President, Head of Healthcare Global Government & Public Affairs at EMD Serono, Head of Corporate & Government Relations USA at Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany.

Speaking ahead of this year’s forum, Taylor said: “We are all responsible for creating equitable workplaces. All public and private organizations have a role to play in creating equitable work environments where talented women and men can thrive and rise, without sacrificing their health. The Women in Leadership Forum provides a platform for leaders from public and private sectors to come together and continue having conversations about these issues by reviewing progress and finding tangible solutions to drive change in our workplaces and beyond. The event brings together bright and inspiring women and men at all levels and roles within industry, and, hence, provides an excellent forum for idea and insight exchange.”

“The 2019 edition of the CPhI North America Women in Leadership Forum promises to be dynamic, providing diverse experiences around individual journeys,” commented Joseph Marks, Brand Director for CPhI North America. “The forum continues to grow and inspire, and we are proud to be front and center in supporting equal opportunities and inclusivity in the life science industries.”

For more on this year’s Women in Leadership Forum, visit To register to attend CPhI North America, visit

CPhI is organized by UBM, which in June 2018 combined with Informa PLC to become a leading B2B information services group and the largest B2B Events organizer in the world.

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UBM Americas recently became part of Informa PLC, a leading B2B information services group and the largest B2B Events organizer in the world.

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Globe Newswire: 13:00 GMT Wednesday 17th April 2019

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