GlaxoSmithKline CEO Emma Walmsley and ITV CEO Carolyn McCall are the most-admired business leaders in a poll of Britain's corporate leaders. Walmsley says she is focused on shepherding innovative medicines through GSK's pipeline and that the difference between a good and a great company "comes down to having a clear purpose which you stick to unwaveringly and which defines your actions and values."
A $20 million lawsuit was filed on behalf of Katrina Miranda, a chemistry and biochemistry professor at the University of Arizona, and other female faculty members in the College of Science, alleging that female faculty are paid significantly less than their male peers, are not promoted equally, have unequal access to work resources and face retaliation for complaining about discrimination. "When you're making about $30,000 less than a man of similar qualifications and experience, you're taking a hit," said Andrew Melzer, one of Miranda's attorneys.
Halozyme CEO Helen Torley presented at the annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference just 10 days into her new job, but her pride and enthusiasm for the company were apparent, she says. Torley's advice to other first-time presenters at investor conferences is to study hard and communicate so a broad audience can understand.
A study in the Journal of Women's Health showed that women with gestational diabetes who had higher dietary quality had higher odds of overall optimal glycemic control than those with the lowest dietary quality. Researchers analyzed 1,220 women, average age of 32, and found lower values of mean capillary glucose for one-hour post-dinner among those with higher dietary quality, compared with women with the lowest dietary quality.
Apple has created a program to nurture and grow the number of women in the tech industry with its Entrepreneur Camp, which is aimed at building businesses around apps. The program is open to companies founded or co-founded by women and have at least one woman on their development team.
Being regularly interrupted in meetings is demoralizing and can hinder career progression. Steps to take to address that problem include understanding the norms of company meetings and speaking up near the beginning of a gathering.
Don't worry about the length of your resume, but do put the most important information at the top of the first page, as the resume of a person in contention for a job gets looked at by the hiring manager an average of 7.4 seconds, according to a study by Ladders. "Like a good book, you've got to hook them in at the beginning if you expect them to get to the end," says career expert Amanda Augustine.
Information on LinkedIn that is not up-to-date can diminish your chances of being seen by industry professionals, recruiters and hiring managers, explains Michelle Weathersby. Update LinkedIn to stay current with the latest technology, acronyms and trends to ensure you are found by the right people.
Greta Thunberg, 15, sparked an international movement when she staged a solo walkout from her school to protest inaction on climate change. Thunberg met with UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres at the UN climate change summit, and she accused world leaders of "behaving like children."
Women In Bio Announces 2018 Founders Scholarship Recipients
This year, we are pleased to announce WIB has offered $1,000 professional scholarships to three deserving women who work within the life sciences and are WIB members. Please help us in congratulating our 2018 recipients: Julie Huang, Kristin Sellers and Jaira Ferreira de Vasconcellos. WIB would also like to give an honorable mention to Eva Zimmerman,who is awarded $495. They can apply the scholarship money toward workshops, conferences, courses, seminars, and other educational programs.