Life Sciences CHRO Focus Day

Option A: Life Sciences CHRO Focus Day

Redefining the Head of HR Skill Set of Now & of the Future.

Designed by CHROs for CHROs and other Heads of HR, this focus day will allow you to tackle critical questions that the life sciences organization of the future needs to answer. Through a combination of thought leader perspectives and facilitated discussions between C-level HR leaders, you will leave with connections, insights, and innovative ideas you can immediately implement to transform HR’s impact in life sciences organizations of all stages and sizes.

July 18, 2022: 12pm – 5pm

Exclusively hosted by:

12:00 pm Registration & Lunch

12:50 pm Host’s Opening Remarks

Delivering on Employee Wellbeing in 2022 & Beyond

1:00 pm Focus Day Chair’s Welcome and Connection Before Content

  • Stephanie Franklin Senior Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer Vertex Pharmaceuticals, Vertex Pharmaceuticals

1:00 pm Discover: How the New Employee Experience Compass Meets the Holistic Needs of Your Employees In 2022 & Beyond

  • Martin Rexroad Chief Culture and Community Officer, PTC Therapeutics


  • Based on trends before, during, and coming out of the Pandemic, what Experiences are Employees demanding of us?
  • How do you manage a Whole Person Employee Experience which includes different offerings from an employer and different interests from employees – resulting in mass customization?
  • PTC Therapeutics reveals how to organize, communicate, and measure the effectiveness of Connections, Flexibility, Development, Wellbeing, and Purpose

1:20 pm Discover: Reimagining How Life Science Companies Deliver on Employee Connectedness to Transform Engagement, Retention & Differentiation in a Hybrid Working World


  • Reflecting on lessons learned from the pandemic to create greater alignment between individual drivers and organisational purpose to engage and entice top life science candidates
  • Rethinking employee values and identifying how to deliver on connectedness to one another other as well as your CEO’s vision for the organization
  • How EQRx have aligned organisational and individual purpose and mission values to build a robust culture in fast growing virtual environment that will continue to thrive through their transition to a commercial organization

1:40 pm Develop: What More Can We Learn from The Most Senior HR Leaders Redefining the Employee Experience of the Future?


Question & Answer Session Facilitated by the Focus Day Chair

2:00 pm Action: What are the Key Definers of a Differentiated Employee Experience in 2022 & Beyond?


Output-Focused Discussion Session

2:20 pm Networking Break

Inspiring & Empowering Your Life Sciences Workforce

3:10 pm Discover: How to Truly Implement DE&I Strategies in Life Sciences Organizations & the Essential Responsibility of Role Modelling from the Top

  • Neelima Rao Vice President, Human Resources, Global R&D & NA Hub Lead, AstraZeneca


  • Reviewing your DE&I strategies, taking responsibility and considering how your actions genuinely generate change in life sciences organizations
  • Working with your Senior Leaders on DE&I in life sciences organizations and discussing how they can act like a true role model rather than taking token positions
  • Illuminating how leading change makers at AstraZeneca are transforming their DE&I impact organically in an organization which is over 50% gendered

3:30 pm Discover: Unapologetically Driving Bold DE&I Agendas & Cultivating Leading Biopharma Workplaces That Truly Deliver on Equity Values


  • How can we cultivate leading workplaces and become an employer of choice whilst supporting underrepresented candidates and employees?
  • Being unapologetic about having specific DE&I programs and truly delivering on equity values
  • How Pfizer is leaning into its equity value and executing multiple ground-breaking fellowships and DE&I programs to empower employees and positively contributing to society

3:50 pm Develop: What More Can We Learn from the HR Leaders Rethinking How to Empower their Life Sciences Workforce?

  • Neelima Rao Vice President, Human Resources, Global R&D & NA Hub Lead, AstraZeneca
  • Ramcess Jean-Louis Global Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer, Pfizer


Question & Answer Session Facilitated by the Focus Day Chair

4:10 pm Action: What Are You Now Going to Do Differently to Empower your Life Sciences Workforce?


Output-Focused Discussion Session

4:30 pm Roundtable Discussions


  • How to Balance Addressing the Individual Needs of your Employees & Driving an Amalgamated Culture While Delivering on BusinessCritical Innovation in Life Science Organizations
  • The Future of Employee Experience & Turbocharging HR’s Role as Stewards of E2E Employee Experience
  • Rethinking How to Make Better Talent Decisions

5:00 pm Focus Day Chair’s Closing Remarks & End of Pre-Conference Focus Day

5:10 pm Drinks Reception hosted by TSP


Invitation Only