Oct 23 2020


8:30 am - 10:30 am

Life Science Leadership: Leading Cross-Functional Teams in a Virtual World

Although live events aren’t possible right now, our connectivity and collaboration go on! The COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically changed the way we work, lead teams, and manage business operations. For life science industry leaders, this has often meant directing sprawling organizations and conducting complex business strategies in a virtual environment. The demand for the development and production of life-saving therapies and vaccines has only increased yet significant barriers must be overcome every day in order to continue and even expedite delivery.

What kind of skills are needed to navigate this new landscape? What are we learning about how to engage with and motivate teams? What are the keys to successfully delivering major projects and operational continuity in the context of a global pandemic? What are the implications for the future of workforce development and job training in this context?

Three senior AstraZeneca executives will join us for a panel discussion on these timely topics to share their experiences leading through this unprecedented moment. The conversation will explore the keys to successfully leading global teams, communicating effectively with external stakeholders, and ensuring the continued supply of critical medicines and development of COVID therapies.


Congresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester


Christie Bloomquist – Vice President of Corporate Affairs & Government Affairs, North America

Kiersten Combs – Vice President Cardiovascular & Metabolic Disease

Kathy Wallace – General Manager, Philadelphia Supply Site


Dr. Katherine Lakofsky –Director of Workforce Development & Community Education


Member | FREE

Non-Member | $50






Registration Policy

The “Non-Member” rate is for those who very occasionally attend our events (no more than two events) or for those who are evaluating whether they wish to join Delaware Bio. This is not intended for individuals who attend every event in a series. If you fall into this category, we ask that you join the organization. Information about membership can be found by contacting us at [email protected].

Please note that Delaware Bio is a member-supported organization, preference is given to our members.  If an event becomes sold out and you are registered as a non-member, we reserve the right to cancel your registration and refund your payment.

When registering please use your company email address, so we can verify membership (if applicable). Registration for our virtual events will end 24-hours before the event is set to begin to ensure you receive the proper communication to join the event. Please register in advance, as it may fill up quickly. Thank you!

Refund Policy

Cancellations must be made in writing, via email to Yvette Murray more than one (1) week prior to the event to receive a refund minus 25% for registration/administrative costs. If the cancellation is made within one week of the event or the attendee is a no-show, Delaware Bio will not issue a refund. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Yvette Murray.