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Expectations in the Workforce Across Generations – Hosted by WIB

May 9, 2023 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Get ready for a captivating discussion with a diverse panel of biotech experts spanning four generations! We’ll delve into the intriguing topic of how expectations and comfort zones differ across age gaps. Are you curious about the importance of a promotion versus a raise? Or how each generation defines work-life balance? And let’s not forget about work flexibility — does each generation value it differently? We’ll also explore whether different generations have distinct work-from-home expectations.

There’s much more to discuss — attire, benefits, acceptance of difference — we’ll dig in and address it all. We invite you to join the conversation and ask questions of our panel members. Don’t miss out on this exciting virtual event!

Speaker Bios

Katie Jackson (Gen Z), People & Organization Development at insitro

Katie Jackson is a San Francisco-based organizational strategist, facilitator, and coach with over 15 years of experience helping organizations around the world continuously transform and evolve. An expert in culture transformation and leadership development, she specializes in organizational health and top team effectiveness to help leaders and their teams become more adaptable, resourceful, and resilient through organizational change. Katie is currently the Senior Director of People & Organizational Development at insitro: a data-driven drug discovery and development company using machine learning and data at scale to transform the way that drugs are discovered and developed for patients. Before joining insitro, Katie spent her career in management consulting, working at McKinsey & Co, Lippincott, Ernst & Young, and IBM and advising clients such as Roche, Genentech, Takeda, Merck, Aimmune, and Ultragenyx. Katie has a BS in supply chain management from Michigan State University and an MS in organization development from Pepperdine University. She received her Executive Coaching Certification from the Hudson Institute of Coaching.

Synda Clements (Millennial), Director of Talent Acquisition at ConcertAI

Synda holds a BA in communication studies and an AA in psychology. She began her career in marketing and sales prior to moving into Talent Acquisition. Over the past eight years, Synda has held various positions within Recruiting and Talent Acquisition. In her current role at ConcertAI, Synda heads up the Talent Acquisition function in the US, where she oversees all recruiting activities, recruiting strategy, and pre-boarding for all new hires. Synda is also responsible for building and launching new HR programs for ConcertAI, including campus recruiting, DE&I, referral, and internal mobility programs. In her spare time, Synda enjoys traveling and is an avid marathon runner.

Vanya Sagar (Gen X), Chief People Officer, Sionna Therapeutics

Vanya is Sionna’s Chief People Officer. She has over 15 years of experience as a strategic business partner and operational leader focused on people and culture. She is passionate about attracting, retaining, and developing world-class teams while putting the employee experience front and center. Most recently, Vanya served as Chief People Officer of Affinivax, where she was responsible for all aspects of Human Resources. She led Affinivax and the people function through pivotal transformation and a successful merger with GSK. Prior to Affinivax, Vanya served as Chief Human Resources Officer of Sigilon Therapeutics during a period of rapid growth and a transition from a private to a post-IPO organization. Prior to Sigilon, Vanya held various leadership positions at Biogen as a business partner, talent acquisition leader, and HR operations. Before joining industry, she held leadership positions at Massachusetts General Hospital, Brigham Women’s Hospital, and Harvard Medical School, focusing on training and education, program management, and operations. Vanya earned a Master of Public Administration, Health Policy and Management Emphasis from Suffolk University and a BA in counseling from Dominion College.

Scott Bruder, MD, PhD (the Boomer), Founder & CEO of the Bruder Consulting & Venture Group

Dr. Bruder is the Founder and CEO of the Bruder Consulting & Venture Group, providing product development, regulatory, compliance, reimbursement, and commercialization support for companies engaged in tissue repair and regeneration. He is the former Chief Medical and Scientific Officer of Stryker Corporation, and Member of FDA’s Advisory Panel on Human Cell, Tissue, and Gene Therapy. Prior to that, he was the CSO at Becton, Dickinson & Co, and spent almost a decade at J&J building a portfolio of regenerative therapeutic products across multiple disciplines. Over the last 25 years, he has launched dozens of products, published over 125 papers, abstracts, and chapters, and received the highest scientific awards from the AAOS, ORS, ABJS, and AIMBE. His landmark patents on the use of MSCs for treating orthopaedic conditions moved the entire platform from autologous to allogeneic cell therapy in a variety of companies around the world. Dr. Bruder maintains his academic ties as an Adjunct Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Case Western Reserve University, where he earned his MD and his PhD in the lab of Arnold Caplan, PhD. Dr. Bruder recently co-edited the first AAOS textbook on Orthobiologics: Scientific and Clinical Solutions for Orthopaedic Surgeons.


May 9, 2023
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm