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ConnectCafé at Vertex

Published on: 01/08/2018

IWILL-Vertex and the Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association have organised an event that will take place at Vertex on the morning of 11th September 2018. Registration will open at 8:45am and presentations will start at 9am. Coffee and pastries will be served throughout the meeting. 

The main aim of this meeting is to connect and network with others in the area working in healthcare businesses. Potential benefits include:

  • Building network within Milton Park
  • Opportunity to learn more about HBA and how they support organizations and individuals
  • Learn from others experiences.

Confirmed speakers include: 

  • IWILL welcome: Laura Cole (Director, HR, Vertex Pharmaceuticals) and Donnell Grandison (Facilities Manager, Vertex Pharmaceuticals)
  • HBA introduction: Andreea Apostol (HBA London Chapter President & Global Biosimilars Commercial Operations, Pfizer) 
  • HBA story: Owen Marks (Country Lead, Rare Diseases UK, Pfizer)

Vertex is a global biotechnology company that invests in scientific innovation to create transformative medicines for people with serious and life-threatening diseases. Inspiring Women In Leadership and Learning (IWILL) is a Vertex initiative focused on supporting diversity, particularly attracting, retaining, developing and enhancing the career satisfaction of women throughout the company and facilitating their advancement into leadership positions.

The Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association (HBA) is a global nonprofit organization comprised of individuals and organizations from across the healthcare industry. They are committed to achieving gender parity in leadership, providing effective practices that enable organizations to realize the full potential of their female talent and facilitating career and business connections. The HBA has nearly 120 Corporate Partners and nearly 9,000 members served by more than 30 chapters and affiliates across the United States and Europe.

Where: Vertex Pharmaceuticals (Milton Park, 86-88 Jubilee Avenue, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, OX14 4RW)

When: 11th September at 8:45am

During ConnectCafé members of IWILL and the HBA will give an interactive presentation, which will be followed by networking. Also, both women and men are very welcome to attend.

If you would like to attend this event, please register (this involves creating a free HBA account) via this website: 


For more information, please contact: Ewa_Chudyk@vrtx.com

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