MichBio Event To Focus On Women In Biotech

ANN ARBOR — MichBio, Michigan’s biosciences industry association, has announced its first-ever focused on the role and careers of women in the field of biosciences.

The half-day “Women Building Success in Biosciences” event will take place in Ann Arbor and include three panel discussion sessions and a keynote presentation by Luann Pendy, PhD, senior vice president for global quality at Medtronic Inc.

The event will be held June 9 at the Kensington Court hotel, 610 Hilton Boulevard in Ann Arbor, from 1 to 7 p.m.

Attendees with a background or interest in the bioscience industry and at all points in their career — from students to senior-level — will find value in this event. The speakers will share personal and work-related success to lend inspiration to all career paths. The goal is to engender meaningful interactions, spark friendships, business relationships, and career opportunities.

Panel discussion topics include:
* Positioning yourself in today’s marketplace
* My life as a women entrepreneur
* Lessons in leadership

In her role at Medtronic, Pendy oversees all global quality operations for the company. She is a member of Medtronic’s executive management team andserves as the executive sponsor for the Medtronic Women’s Network Minnesota Hub. She joined Medtronic in 2008 as the vice president of corporate quality. Pendy received her bachelor of science degree from the University of Michigan and her PhD in immunology from Rush University in

Pendy will also participate in MichBio’s CEO Leaders’ Club breakfast on June 10.

Different registration rates are available for MichBio members and nonmembers, and those in industry, academia, or students. More event details, sponsorship information, and a link to register can be found at www.michbio.org/women-in-bio.

MichBio provides business services, networking, information, promotion, and advocacy to bioscience companies, academic and clinical research institutions, bioscience service providers, and related organizations.

More at www.michbio.org.

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