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2016 Session | Strategic Networking Within the Workplace: Building Your Own Coalition of Professional Allies

Building a network of people who can help you, advocate for you, and promote you within the workplace is critical to your advancement and is as important as building your external networks. How do you care for this network in a strategic and thoughtful manner? Do we apply a framework into growing this network? Wherever you are coming from, whether it is a small organization or a large one, this session will answer these questions and offer strategies to help you form and leverage relationships allowing you thrive in challenging situations like reorganizations, mergers or acquisitions. Learn how to maneuver various teams and levels within the organization which is necessary to continued growth professionally. An accomplished group of Shire women will share their own stories of building their coalitions of allies in order to support and move their careers forward. Through sharing real life stories, participants will leave armed with top tips to create strategic networks, pay it forward for others and get you where you want to be today and long-term.


Gwen Fisher, head of U.S. commercial communications, Shire


Rekha Abichandani, group VP, clinical development and therapeutic area head, oncology, Shire
Nyra Bannis, U.S. patient services genetic disease franchise lead, Shire
Lisa A. Wyman, senior director, head of quality compliance & data analytics, Shire