What industry people leaders say about our
LEAP HR: Life Sciences


The place for strategic HR leaders to meet and get new ideas “

“This conference has become “the” place for strategic HR leaders in Life Sciences to meet and get new ideas as it is structured to encourage the exchange of connections and insights. 10 out of 10.”

Mary Weger, Former Head of HR, Celgene, Aegerion & Synergy Pharmaceuticals


“The best biotech HR conference there is”

“The best biotech HR conference there is, and the best way to connect with senior leaders in the same field.”

Nicole Schaeffer, Senior Vice President Human Resources & Corporate Services, Insmed


“I felt challenged and inspired throughout.”

“I felt challenged and inspired throughout. The speakers and attendees were all high-level strategic thinkers and there were plenty of structured and unstructured opportunities for networking. There was never a dull moment and the experience was both interesting and dynamic. 10 out of 10.”

Jennifer Troia, Senior Vice President Human Resources & Organizational Development, Assembly Biosciences


“I feel totally re-energized”

“Great learnings, strong connections and feel totally re-energized after the conference. I love the format – it keeps me engaged, interested and I have learned a lot in the last 2 years since joining the LEAP HR community. 10 out of 10.”

Holly Chrzanowski, Vice President, Enterprise Talent and Organization, aTyr Pharma


“A rare opportunity to learn new things”

“An engaging, interactive conference where ideas and leaps are shared and examined. A rare opportunity to learn new things, validate what we might already be doing, and consider improving what we have in place.”

Luan Wilfong, Vice President Human Resources, Revolution Medicines


“Collaborate and brainstorm with senior level HR practitioners”

“LEAP HR: Life Sciences offered an excellent venue to collaborate and brainstorm with senior level HR practitioners. 10 out of 10.”

Erin Krolikiewicz, Lead, Talent Discovery, Research and Early Development, Genentech


“I am a department of one, so this was extremely beneficial”

“The conference is a great opportunity for networking and the in-depth exchange of ideas. I am a department of one, so this kind of meeting is extremely beneficial for me. 10 out of 10.”

Rachel Blasbalg, Director Human Resources, Curis


“I loved the out of the box thinking that took place”

“Great opportunity to engage with HR leaders in Life Sciences addressing topics that affect all of us. I loved the out of the box thinking that took place and felt the design of the sessions offered a great way to get everyone involved in the presentations. I would certainly attend again.”

Jenna Rubenstein, Talent Development, Boston Scientific


“I heard this was valuable and I wasn’t disappointed”

“A dynamic, thought-provoking conference. I enjoyed the balance between traditional presentations, and the time devoted to discussion and networking. I had heard this was a valuable conference to attend, and I wasn’t disappointed. 10 out of 10.”

Sally Paull, Senior Vice President Human Resources, Regeneron


“A highly productive and enjoyable investment of time”

“A diverse community of HR professionals who think differently and match the challenges of our industry with innovative, collaborative and creative solutions made this a highly productive and enjoyable investment of time. HR needs to be setting the pace of change and this event created that opportunity. 10 out of 10.”

Heather Hayes, Global Head of Human Resources, Horizon Discovery


“A great opportunity to expand my vision”

“This event was a great opportunity to expand my vision and challenge my assumptions regarding HR as “innovation”, and it was enormously valuable to see how top leaders in the Life Sciences industry are tackling business issues within HR.”

Brian White, Associate Director Human Resources, PPD


“Provocative, thought provoking and dynamic”

“Provocative, thought provoking and dynamic. HR needs to be more disruptive, and this is the perfect environment to encourage that. 10 out of 10.”

Erica Briody, Vice President Global Talent Acquisition, Quintiles


“Great energy, great exchanges, extremely valuable”

“Great energy, great exchanges. It was extremely valuable to learn about what others are doing in Life Sciences HR? What’s working? What’s not? And how can we be more courageous and more innovative in HR?”

Laura-Katrin Seitz, Global Head of Human Resources for Biologics,Sanofi


“Thoughtfully constructed, seamlessly executed and brilliantly innovative”

“This was undoubtedly one of the best conferences I’ve ever attended. Thoughtfully constructed, seamlessly executed and brilliantly innovative in both design and delivery. 10 out of 10.”

Mohit Misra, Global Head, Talent & Organizational Development,Novartis


“The content drove me to think about HR in new ways”

“The content drove me to think about HR in new ways. It was great to learn and share with large and small companies alike, and take time to focus on innovating our HR strategy. The ideas and the network here will provide me a springboard to get results more rapidly.”

Mary Wadlinger, Senior Vice President Human Resources, Forma Therapeutics


“The mix of small biopharma, mid size and large pharma was especially great”

“I attended this conference due to its focus on emerging HR capabilities and driving strategic workforce planning. The network of leading HR professionals I found was invaluable – the mix of small biopharma, mid size and large pharma was especially great – and the challenge to take a leap and do it quickly after the event was particularly inspiring. 10 out of 10.”

Gina Morhun, Human Resources Director, Astellas


“I came on my own dime and I learned a lot”

“I loved being a part of this. I came on my own dime and I learned a lot. I loved the networking, roundtable discussions, and learning just how HR will be evolving to meet the future demands of BioPharma. 10 out of 10.”

Dina Readinger, Global Executive Coach, Pyramid Resource Group


“Well worth the investment of time”

“This week was well worth the investment of time – two packed days of relevant, inspiring, practical learning with accomplished HR leaders in our industry. 10 out of 10.”

Sherri Weiland, Global Head of Human Resources – Capsugel, Lonza


“Energizing, affirming, and a wonderful opportunity for learning”

“I found the conference highly energizing, affirming, and a wonderful opportunity for learning. Having come from a large pharma organization, I was especially interested to understand the work going on in other biotechs.”

Hilary Shields, Director Human Resources, ImmunoGen


“Hit me with the bug to make my own LEAP now”

“Timely and worthwhile – filled with great ideas and time for collaboration that have hit me with the bug to make my own LEAP now. Getting better drugs to patients faster through our people is a motivation for me, and this meeting was a perfect way to make that happen. 10 out of 10.”

Jennifer Woods, Director Human Resources, Ipsen Bioscience


“Informative and inspirational”

“Very informative and inspirational. I was interested in the combination of senior HR professionals with the industry focus. I brought back a number of ideas which I’ve implemented right away. One of which has already shown promise. 10 out of 10.”

Nancy Fairchild, Senior Vice President Human Resources, Luminex Corporation


“Connect, collaborate, and challenge”

“An outstanding forum for senior HR leaders in Life Sciences to connect, collaborate, challenge, and create remarkable impact for our patients through our people. This event was unique in bringing together such a passionate group of senior HR leaders to share, learn, think differently, and drive results around talent and culture. 10 out of 10.”

Mark Naidicz, Vice President Human Resources, AbbVie


“Leaders teaching leaders”

“An inspiring event with leaders teaching and sharing with fellow leaders. This has helped me quickly build a peer network which will allow me to learn how others are handling the challenges we share. The sharp, to-the-point presentations followed by Q&A and then discussion promoted conversation and kept the energy strong. It also felt more intimate as a result. 10 out of 10.”

Anne-Marie Sotire, Head of R&D Human Resources, Bristol Myers Squibb


“Challenge traditional thinking in HR”

“It was a treat to be a part of LEAP HR’s inner circle of HR professionals and hear their successes and concerns. HR is such an important business partner that any time we can meet as a group to challenge traditional thinking in HR and leap to the next level of business is invaluable. 10 out of 10.”

James Olson, CEO, Boston Spine Society