Director, Healthcare & Interim DE&I Lead
Being able to make a difference in LGBT+ inclusion in the health & life sciences sector is of utmost importance to me. Having grown up identifying as gay, I like many in the LGBT community have had to deal with the challenges that can bring but as an adult, I am out and proud and passionate about doing what I can to help others. As the first female lead of GSK’s award-winning LGBT+ employee network group Spectrum, I feel privileged to be able to influence GSK’s LGBT+ agenda and to be in a position to support and be the voice for those within the organization. During my involvement with Spectrum, we have grown from strength to strength and I believe one of my biggest contributions is enabling the community to connect better than ever before. I also see that through my day job as Senior digital content editor for GSK’s internal and external corporate channels, I have been able to utilize my passion for bringing to life the diversity of employees across the company. As Engagement lead for the Proud Science Alliance, a ground-breaking cross-company collaboration. I’m responsible for engagement across our member communities. To bring such a large and diverse group of LGBT+ employee groups together with one mission takes a robust strategy and great storytelling. It’s an honor to bring their stories to life and also to work across the organizations to ensure best practice is shared. I recently was named Role Model of the Year 2020 by Pink News. Over the past few years I have placed in the 2019 and 2020 OUTstanding LGBT+ Role Model list, and LGBT+ future leader category and was a finalist in DIVA’s Rainbow Honours LGBT Champion category.
Working with Life Science Access Academy, our company love the variety of the many courses that are on offer. The hour long courses on specific subjects are really useful on Friday lunchtimes for our field teams and gain a lot of interest.
Life Science Access Academy are also super flexible and helpful when it comes to tailoring some additional sessions to our needs.
Frontier Medical has fully implemented, Life Science Access Academy allowing Sales and Marketing to utilise the system. Maximising on line learning for all remote staff stimulates a culture of self-development giving individuals the accountability and responsibility to broaden their skills set.
Life Science Access Academy training is topical and a good fit for the faced paced healthcare market.
I have found the training via the Life Science Access Academy to be excellent and I know many of my colleagues have as well.
The content is always kept up to date and there is huge and interesting variety of topics covered. The site is curated in a way that makes it clear and easy to navigate. Also, the staff at Life Science access Academy are friendly and responsive and all the experts are always knowledgeable in their areas.
The variety and relevancy of content brings value to many different roles across the healthcare industry.
I have also been overwhelmed by the way the Life Science Access Academy team have accommodated our own business needs, being sensitive yet responsive to helping us since its formation.