“Women in Medical Affairs” is the key topic at this evening’s APPA meeting. Industry leaders: Joy Boulos, Roche; Melinda Munns, BMS; Adelle Kuehn, Astra Zeneca; Brigid Waite, Roche; and Lauren Pasfield, AbbVie share their insights:
Spending time on overseas assignments provides personal growth opportunities and requires flexibility and a ‘learning’ mindset.
Skills and capabilities that that have been previously useful are not necessarily the skills to move forward.
Always asking ‘Why’ improves understanding of where others are coming from.
It’s important to focus on what’s important and relevant at different stages of a personal journey.
“Vulnerability brings credibility”.
Success comes in many different forms and is very personal.
Be kind to yourself and be open to your blind spots.
Take risks, embrace change.
Get a mentor, coach or trusted confidante.
“Bringing energy, enthusiasm and an open mindset into a room” is a valued skill.
Collaboration is a key skill because of the multiple interactions internally and externally.
Working with a range of people increases perspective which enhances personal growth.
“Every experience is an opportunity for learning”.
Be proactive with regards personal development.
“Always grow your skills”
When priortising work and personal commitments determine what’s important to you and focus on that.
“If you don’t priortise your life someone else will”
Self care will make you a better leader.
“Say yes to opportunities”
“Don’t be afraid to challenge yourself”
Thank you to APPA Australia for organising this very informative and interesting session.
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