Strategies for Increasing the Prominence of Women in the Life Sciences Legal Community through Substantive Legal Discussion, Professional Development, and Woman-to-Woman Networking

Be part of a supportive community of women in the life sciences legal space and build enduring relationships and connections with peers facing the same professional challenges and opportunities!

It is a clear business imperative that life sciences companies, and the law firms representing them, must attract and retain female talent. This conference will help form new connections
among women leaders as well as provide a forum for candid discussion of gender stereotypes and other implicit obstacles to advancement. All presentations — a mixture of both professional development and substantive legal topics — are tailored to give women the skills and contacts necessary for continued success.


Learn and network with industry leaders including:

Funke Abimbola, MBE
General Counsel & Head of Financial Compliance
Roche UK (Hertfordshire, UK)

Rebecca Weston
Country Legal Head UK & Ireland
Novartis Pharmaceuticals UK Limited (Surrey, United Kingdom)

Barbara Levi Mager
General Counsel & Global Head of Legal
Sandoz International GmbH (Holzkirchen, Germany)

Orla Dunlea
International Legal Counsel and Company Secretary
Endo International plc (Dublin, Ireland)

Robyn Busby
Senior Legal Director
Ipsen Biopharm Limited (Surrey, United Kingdom)

Jocelyn McDermid
International Counsel, Patient and Health Impact
Pfizer (Surrey, UK)


A stellar array of decision-makers unite to empower Women in the life sciences arena:

  • It’s About the Big Picture: Being an Effective Risk Manager in Addition to Being a Legal Adviser
  • Getting the Balance Right: Encouraging a Corporate Culture that Values Work-Life Balance
  • Exploring Potential Ways of Developing Effective Diversity Programs
  • Building and Cultivating a Personal Brand
  • Overcoming Subconscious Gender Bias
  • Practical Strategies for Retaining Women in the Workplace
  • Issue Spotting: Review of the Most Important Cases and the Latest Trends Affecting the Future of Life Sciences Law
  • Sexual Misconduct in the Work Place and How to Ensure Better Protection of Rights, Investigations of Issues, and Encourage Speak Up
  • Recognizing Your Own Leadership


Hear what past participants from our flagship U.S. Women Leaders in Life Sciences Law event had to say about their experience:

“A life changing event which is well worth the cost…I am a better person for having attended and am truly blessed to have been part of it.”

“The event allows attendees to candidly discuss their insights and experiences in the life-sciences industry, and to connect as both as a community of life sciences professionals and women leaders.”

“This conference is one of the few events I have attended that is focused on women helping women with real-life, practical tips on how to make a significant impact on your career. Many of the speakers are willing to share stories not just of success, but stories of adversity and how to turn those situations around into successful ones. I block my calendar early, so I can be sure to attend each year.”

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Event Contacts

For sponsorship opportunities, please contact:

Esther Fleischhacker

For media partnership opportunities please contact:

Joanna Chung

For questions about this year’s program/content, or information on how you can speak next year please contact

Alma Subasic

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Venue Information at a Glance

Radisson Blu Hotel

Rusland 17, 1012 CK, Amsterdam, Netherlands
+31 20 623 1231