HBA Boston presents

Signature Event -Gender Diversity: A Roundtable Conversation with Leaders Across Industries in Boston

Date and time


Event contact

Lisa McNeil





Event sponsors


With the recent appointment of big pharma’s first female CEO, it is exciting to tout the many strides that women have made in the professional workplace. It is, however, well documented that gender inequality still exists. With the fairly low numbers of women holding leadership roles within the overall pharma/biotech space, some argue that a larger divide exists within the healthcare industry than in other sectors. As a result, a focus on gender diversity has become a hot topic, and how to incorporate initiatives to confront gender parity are of utmost interest and importance.


Join HBA Boston for a panel discussion with representatives from pharma, finance and marketing within the Boston area to discuss gender diversity within their companies and industries. Hear how this topic is being tackled, how their companies/industries are being impacted, specific challenges they are facing and how their workplaces are incorporating initiatives to ensure gender parity.  

This is an HBA Boston signature event.


5:30 - 6:30 PM          Registration and networking

6:30 - 8:30 PM          Panel Discussion and Q&A

8:30 - 9:30 PM          Dessert and networking


Special Instructions

Pfizer is halfway between Central Square and Kendall T stations.


Registration information

Event is open to: HBA members and nonmembers 

Online registration deadline: 12 June 2017  

Onsite (walk-in) registration: Is allowed



Is this event refundable? Yes

If yes, requests must be submitted in writing to events@hbanet.org by 12 June 2017; no refunds are available after this date.


Featured speakers

Javier Barrientos

Global diversity and inclusion head


Paul Francisco

Chief diversity officer

State Street

Maureen Franco


Cambridge BioMarketing

Pamela Puryear

Senior vice president, chief talent officer

Pfizer Inc.

Jane Steinmetz

Managing principal



Learning objectives

1. Learn about gender parity in Boston industries 2. Understand challenges women face from gender inequality and how to overcome them 3. Identify effective practices organizations can use to realize the full potential of their female talent


Registration information

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 Registration NamePrice LevelEarly Bird (after June 12)Early Bird (until June 12)Regular (after June 12)

RegistrationName Regular registration

 Regular registrationMember$90.00$75.00 
 Regular registrationNon-Member $90.00$100.00

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