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Executive Women Series: From Technical Expert to Chief Executive

Wed, Mar 6, 2019   6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Kaleido Biosciences, Lexington, MA

Join Alison Lawton, CEO of Kaleido Biosciences, and meet other industry leaders at a lively and engaging dinner and fireside chat about Alison's journey from technical expert to chief executive.

HBA New England Region presents

Executive Women Series: From Technical Expert to Chief Executive

Date and time


Event contact

Jessica Blaustein





Event sponsors

Kaleido Biosciences


Please join the HBA's Executive Women Series event for a fireside chat with Alison Lawton, CEO of Kaleido Biosciences. Alison has more than 30 years of experience in a range of executive and operating roles in the biopharmaceutical industry, including as Senior Vice President and General Manager of Sanofi Biosurgery (formerly Genzyme Biosurgery) as well as as COO at Aura Biosciences, X4 Pharmaceuticals, and OvaScience. Alison will share stories of her personal and professional journey from technical expert to chief executive in a lively and intimate discussion moderated by Alison Conlon, VP at bluebird bio. Dinner and drinks will be provided and there will be ample opportunity for networking with Alison and other senior leaders before and after the conversation.

Please note: Attendees must be director level or above. We hope you join us.

6:00 - 6:45 PM    Cocktails and networking
6:45 - 8:15 PM    Dinner, program and Q & A
8:15 - 9:00 PM    Coffee and continued networking

Special instructions: 65 Hayden Avenue in Lexington. There is visitor parking directly in front of the building. Please also utilize the free parking garage directly adjacent and to the rear of our building When you arrive, please be sure to go to the main entrance through the courtyard and the receptionist will buzz you in.

Registration information
Event is open to: HBA members and nonmembers
Online registration deadline: 4 March 2019
Onsite (walk-in) registration: Is NOT allowed

This event is refundable. All refund requests must be submitted in writing to by 4 March 2019. No refunds are available after this date.


Featured speakers

Alison Conlon

Vice President, Portfolio & Program Management

bluebird bio

Alison Lawton


Kaleido Biosciences


Learning objectives

1. Gain insights from the journey of a female leader from functional expert to CEO.
2. Develop greater awareness of the varied paths and myriad choices that can lead to the C-suite.
3. Expand your network of senior leaders in the life sciences industry.


Registration information

The registration button at the bottom of the page will not show if online registration has closed or if the event has reached capacity. If you are a guest and the registration button is not showing, it may be that this is a member-only event. Read more about the benefits of membership or contact us about membership.

The HBA will make reasonable modifications to policies and programs to ensure that people with special needs have an equal opportunity to enjoy all of its programs. Contact us if you require special accommodations for this event.


 Registration NamePrice LevelRegular

 1 - Regular registration

 1 - Regular registrationMember$60.00
 1 - Regular registrationMember - Euro€51.00
 1 - Regular registrationNon-Member$90.00
 1 - Regular registrationNon-Member - Euro€77.00

 2 - Kaleido Bioscences employees

 2 - Kaleido Bioscences employeesNon-Member$60.00
 2 - Kaleido Bioscences employeesNon-Member - Euro€51.00

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