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Biopharma Gets a "D" Grade for Gender Diversity in Exec Suite

Biopharma Gets a "D" Grade for Gender Diversity in Exec Suite | Pharmaguy's Insights Into Drug Industry News | Scoop.it
The biopharma industry doesn't do a very good job when it comes down to the way it handles gender diversity. And if you're a woman in this business, chances are you have a distinctly bleaker view of things than your male colleagues. That's the bottom line from last week's informal survey from FierceBiotech.
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No Drastic Change in Lack of Gender Diversity in Healthcare Industry Leadership

No Drastic Change in Lack of Gender Diversity in Healthcare Industry Leadership | Pharmaguy's Insights Into Drug Industry News | Scoop.it

In early 2015, Rock Health released a report that reflected on the state of women in leadership positions within the healthcare industry. Though women play a primary role in making healthcare decisions for their families and 78% of the healthcare workforce is comprised of women, there is still an underrepresentation of women in leadership roles. The report also outlined common disparities that women face when it comes to opportunities related to salary, parenting, career development, and mentorship. 


There has been no drastic change in regard to the degree of gender balance across companies, startups, and VC firms focused on healthcare. However, rather than just focusing on the discouragingly low number of women that are represented on these leadership teams, our data shows that having women leaders and a strong gender diverse team has a clear positive impact on business. 

This research post reports on why gender diverse teams are good for business, acknowledges the continued uphill battle, and explores the conversations around gender diversity.

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Over the years I have had the pleasure of meeting and working with many very smart, talented, and interesting people in the pharmaceutical industry. I have been especially honored to meet and document the work of drug industry digital "pioneers" who have lead the way in the use of social media, digital, and/or mobile for marketing, research, patient support, or corporate communications purposes. 

A segment that has not received enough attention from me and others is pharma women pioneers, digital or otherwise. To rectify that, I have put together a personal list of "Digitally Savvy Women Pharma Pioneers."; http://bit.ly/dswpharma 

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Sign the Letter & Tell J.P. Morgan You Support Gender Diversity in the Life Sciences

Sign the Letter & Tell J.P. Morgan You Support Gender Diversity in the Life Sciences | Pharmaguy's Insights Into Drug Industry News | Scoop.it
Two prominent women in the biotech community were so appalled by reports about a party at J.P. Morgan featuring scantily clad models that they've written an open letter to the biotech industry as a "shot across the bow" designed to end such festivities once and for all.


"Really people? REALLY???," the two execs add. "Are we still working with people who think of women as chattel?


"What compelling business rationale could there possibly be for that kind of entertainment?


"It doesn't matter who, or what kind of company, organized these events. If biotech executives attend, they endorse them. That reflects not only on them as individuals, but on us as an industry.


"Let this letter be a shot across the bow to the entire industry. We, as leaders, and thousands of others at every level who don't feel empowered to speak out, want change."


LifeSci Advisors did not respond immediately to a query from me.

If you'd like to participate and sign the letter, email Karen Bernstein at dax@biocentury.com


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Also, please see my PPT on SlideShare: "Digitally Savvy Women in Pharma: Show Support!"; http://bit.ly/dswpharma 

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