Here’s what those who have taken part have said about their experience:

Rona Anhalt

“Leaves us energized, inspired and ready for action”

“The idea of plugging into a community of future-ready biopharma people leaders like that at LEAP HR: Life Sciences will leave us energized, inspired and ready for action as we prepare for the challenges ahead.”

Rona Anhalt, Chief People Officer, EQRx


“This has never been so critical”

“With HR at the very heart of this pivotal moment in workplace transformation, bringing HR leaders from across the life sciences together at LEAP HR: Life Sciences’ open, interactive and unique dialogue has never been so critical”

Dr. Urs Karkoschka, Head of Human Performance Innovation, Novartis

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“Occupies an essential place in the calendar”

LEAP HR: Life Sciences should occupy an essential place in the calendars of every strategic HR leader in life sciences who wants to discover the innovative HR thinking separating the best from the rest.”

Lisa Welker-Finney, Vice President, Human Resources, Boston Scientific


“More crucial than ever”

“Covid-19 will not go away, so it is more crucial than ever that we come together as HR professionals, to redesign the future of HR, reshape our organizations, and adapt our people to the ‘New Normal’”

Martin Lexa, Executive Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer, Mölnlycke Health Care

Angela Justice

“We need to be more agile than ever”

“The rate of change within the people function is accelerating rapidly, and that means we need to be more agile than ever to anticipate what’s next. LEAP HR: Life Sciences helps us do just that."

Angela Justice, Chief People Officer, TCR2 Therapeutics

Susie Robinson

“Powerful ideas delivered in compelling ways”

“Attending LEAP HR: Life Sciences gives you access to powerful ideas delivered in compelling ways by a diverse and interesting group of senior biopharma HR leaders.”

Susie Robinson, Chief People Officer, Signant Health

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“The premier destination to access innovative ideas”

LEAP HR: Life Sciences is the premier destination to learn, network and expand one’s access to innovative ideas and insights about the latest trends in HR across the life sciences sector. I have consistently been impressed by the caliber of presenters and participants and always leave having learned practical lessons that I can apply in my organization.”

Mazher Ahmad, Chief Talent Officer, Regeneron

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“The best biotech HR conference there is”

“The best biotech HR conference there is, and the best way to connect with senior leaders in the same field.”

Nicole Schaeffer, Chief People Strategy Officer, Insmed

Holly Chrzanowski, Vice President, Enterprise Talent and Organization, aTyr Pharma

“I feel totally re-energized”

“Great learnings, strong connections and feel totally re-energized after the conference. I love the format – it keeps me engaged, interested and I have learned a lot in the last 2 years since joining the LEAP HR community. 10 out of 10.”

Holly Chrzanowski Winter, Senior Vice President, Human Resources, Locana Bio

Erin Krolikiewicz, Lead, Talent Discovery, Research and Early Development, Genentech

“Collaborate and brainstorm with senior level HR practitioners”

“LEAP HR: Life Sciences offered an excellent venue to collaborate and brainstorm with senior level HR practitioners. 10 out of 10.”

Erin Krolikiewicz, Global Head Talent Scouting Pharma and US Oncology, Novartis

Sally Paull, Senior Vice President Human Resources, Regeneron

“I heard this was valuable and I wasn’t disappointed”

“A dynamic, thought-provoking conference. I enjoyed the balance between traditional presentations, and the time devoted to discussion and networking. I had heard this was a valuable conference to attend, and I wasn’t disappointed. 10 out of 10.”

Sally Paull, Senior Vice President Human Resources, Regeneron

Heather Hayes

“A highly productive and enjoyable investment of time”

“A diverse community of HR professionals who think differently and match the challenges of our industry with innovative, collaborative and creative solutions made this a highly productive and enjoyable investment of time. HR needs to be setting the pace of change and this event created that opportunity. 10 out of 10.”

Heather Hayes, Global Head of Human Resources, Horizon Discovery

Erica Briody

“Provocative, thought provoking and dynamic”

“Provocative, thought provoking and dynamic. HR needs to be more disruptive, and this is the perfect environment to encourage that. 10 out of 10.”

Erica Briody, Vice President Global Talent Acquisition, Quintiles


“Great energy, great exchanges, extremely valuable”

“Great energy, great exchanges. It was extremely valuable to learn about what others are doing in Life Sciences HR? What’s working? What’s not? And how can we be more courageous and more innovative in HR?”

Laura-Katrin Seitz, SVP Global Head of HR, BioNTech SE 

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“Thoughtfully constructed, seamlessly executed and brilliantly innovative”

“This was undoubtedly one of the best conferences I’ve ever attended. Thoughtfully constructed, seamlessly executed and brilliantly innovative in both design and delivery. 10 out of 10.”

Mohit Misra, Global Head, Talent & Organizational Development,Novartis

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“The content drove me to think about HR in new ways”

“The content drove me to think about HR in new ways. It was great to learn and share with large and small companies alike, and take time to focus on innovating our HR strategy. The ideas and the network here will provide me a springboard to get results more rapidly.”

Mary Wadlinger, Chief Human Resources Officer, Forma Therapeutics

Gina Morhun, Human Resources Director, Astellas

“The mix of small biopharma, mid size and large pharma was especially great”

“I attended this conference due to its focus on emerging HR capabilities and driving strategic workforce planning. The network of leading HR professionals I found was invaluable – the mix of small biopharma, mid size and large pharma was especially great – and the challenge to take a leap and do it quickly after the event was particularly inspiring. 10 out of 10.”

Gina Morhun, Director Capacity Management, Astellas

Sherri Weiland, Senior Director Human Resources, Lonza

“Well worth the investment of time”

“This week was well worth the investment of time – two packed days of relevant, inspiring, practical learning with accomplished HR leaders in our industry. 10 out of 10.”

Sherri Weiland, Chief Human Resources Officer, Azurity Pharmaceuticals

Hilary Shields, Director Human Resources, ImmunoGen

“Energizing, affirming, and a wonderful opportunity for learning”

“I found the conference highly energizing, affirming, and a wonderful opportunity for learning. Having come from a large pharma organization, I was especially interested to understand the work going on in other biotechs.”

Hilary Shields, Global Human Resources Business Partner Specialty Care, Sanofi

Jennifer Woods, Director Human Resources, Ipsen Bioscience

“Hit me with the bug to make my own LEAP now”

“Timely and worthwhile – filled with great ideas and time for collaboration that have hit me with the bug to make my own LEAP now. Getting better drugs to patients faster through our people is a motivation for me, and this meeting was a perfect way to make that happen. 10 out of 10.”

Jennifer Woods, Human Resources Director, Vertex Pharmaceuticals

Nancy Fairchild, Senior Vice President Human Resources, Luminex Corporation

“Informative and inspirational”

“Very informative and inspirational. I was interested in the combination of senior HR professionals with the industry focus. I brought back a number of ideas which I’ve implemented right away. One of which has already shown promise. 10 out of 10.”

Nancy Fairchild, Former Senior Vice President Human Resources, Luminex Corporation

Mark Naidicz, Vice President Human Resources, AbbVie

“Connect, collaborate, and challenge”

“An outstanding forum for senior HR leaders in Life Sciences to connect, collaborate, challenge, and create remarkable impact for our patients through our people. This event was unique in bringing together such a passionate group of senior HR leaders to share, learn, think differently, and drive results around talent and culture. 10 out of 10.”

Mark Naidicz, Former Vice President Human Resources, AbbVie

Anne-Marie Sotire, Head of R&D Human Resources, Bristol Myers Squibb

“Leaders teaching leaders”

“An inspiring event with leaders teaching and sharing with fellow leaders. This has helped me quickly build a peer network which will allow me to learn how others are handling the challenges we share. The sharp, to-the-point presentations followed by Q&A and then discussion promoted conversation and kept the energy strong. It also felt more intimate as a result. 10 out of 10.”

Anne-Marie Sotire, Head of R&D Human Resources, Bristol Myers Squibb