HBA Seattle presents

Navigating Career Success

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Hien DeYoung





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No matter where we are in our career, we encounter crossroads where we are unsure of the impact to our success. We look at those around us and wonder if they understand the unwritten rules better than we do. Talking to those we trust can make the issue even murkier. At the end of the day, the decision rests with us.

Join HBA Seattle to discover how our all-star panelists have navigated their careers from different starting points and how they have navigated both personal and professional challenges and achievements. Did Claudia Mitchell have a master plan when she landed in the United States that led to her CEO job and then selling the company for $100 million to a major pharma company? What pivots propelled Patricia Beckmann, a PhD in chemistry, onto her career of entrepreneurship and commercialization? And if you are Franziska Seeger, a senior fellow in an internationally recognized lab, do you continue in academia, get a job, or start your own company?

Come join the conversation and ask the questions that you want to know for your own career.

5:30 - 6:00 PM    Registration and networking
6:00 - 6:15 PM    Welcome and announcements
6:15 - 7:20 PM    Panel and audience conversation
7:20 - 7:30 PM    Wrap-up

Special instructions: Street parking or surrounding parking garages

Registration information
Event is open to: HBA members and nonmembers
Online registration deadline: 19 July 2018
Onsite (walk-in) registration: Is allowed

This event is nonrefundable.


Featured speakers

Claudia Mitchell


Universal Cells

Erin Lavelle

Chief operating officer

Alder Biopharmaceuticals

Franziska Seeger

Senior fellow

Washington Research Foundation Institute For Protein Design Innovation

Hien DeYoung

Executive Coach

DeYoung Executive Coaching & Consultancy LLC


Learning objectives

1. Banish the myths around your career perspectives.
2. Broaden your perspective on career possibilities.
3. Benefit by gaining insight and examples for navigation of your own career.


Registration information

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 Registration NamePrice LevelRegular

 Regular registration

 Regular registrationMember$20.00
 Regular registrationMember - Euro€17.00
 Regular registrationNon-Member$30.00
 Regular registrationNon-Member - Euro€26.00

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