On Friday, November 1, more than 60 women from AstraZeneca attended the Pennsylvania Conference for Women in Philadelphia, a one-day professional and personal development event for women that features renowned speakers sharing inspirational stories and leading seminars on the issues that matter most to women. The event attracted more than 7,000 attendees from various organizations, locations and professions across the Philadelphia region and beyond.
AstraZeneca served as contributing sponsor for the conference, which was comprised of keynote sessions, workshops, panel discussions and networking opportunities addressing a variety of topics including leadership, career advancement, personal development and branding, entrepreneurship, health and wellness and more.
This year marked the 10th anniversary of the conference, themed “Power of Possibilities.” Former Secretaries of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Madeline Albright delivered keynote remarks. Other keynote speakers included Judge Glenda Hatchett, host and star of “Judge Hatchett;” business and financial services industry expert Sallie Krawcheck; national political correspondent for the Washington Post, Karen Tumulty; and principal of Strawberry Mansion High School, Linda Cliatt-Wayman.
AstraZeneca’s U.S. Head of External Affairs Emily Denney participated in a panel discussion about driving social change through workplace initiatives, and shared examples of how AstraZeneca partners with nonprofit organizations and organizes corporate giving and volunteer efforts to make a positive impact in the community. In addition, AstraZeneca Senior Director of Clinical Development Dr. Kathy Lampl spoke about managing the risks associated with childhood asthma.
Earlier this year, AstraZeneca was ranked among Working Mother magazine’s 100 Best Companies, and named among the top 50 companies for female executives by The National Association for Female Executives (NAFE).