When DWA Healthcare Communications Group Executive Director Kristie Cayetano Johnson, attended the 2013 Diversity Alliance for Science West Coast conference at the suggestion of a pharmaceutical customer, she unknowingly kicked off a virtuous sequence of events that led Deborah Wood and her company DWA Healthcare Communications Group down a path of success fueling a growing…

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This month we are speaking with corporate sponsors to learn about why they support Diversity Alliance for Science. With corporate budgets always under scrutiny to ensure that only the highest value organizations are supported and partnered with, what is that unique value offered to firms and their employees that puts Diversity Alliance for Science at…

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Parting thoughts from Shirley Tang-Audritsh, Eli Lilly, and Deborah Wood, DWA Healthcare Communications Group, as they move on from their Diversity Alliance for Science Board of Director roles.   —————   1. Growth and Success   Deborah Wood Founder and CEO, DWA Healthcare Communications Group As I consider my years as a member of Diversity…

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Every company that has been through a diversity certification process knows how rigorous and painful the application, vetting, and acceptance process can be. After countless hours of completing applications, visiting notaries, badgering my accountant for financial statements, and digging up personal and familial records that hadn’t been needed in decades, I was finally certified by…

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One way that Diversity Alliance for Science is unique from other national diversity organizations is that it is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors that include life science corporations and owners of small/diverse businesses that service the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries. Our Board Members are all talented individuals and leaders who are passionate about…

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In February this year, Kathleen Castore of Sanofi and I attended the 6th Annual West Coast Conference of Diversity Alliance for Science. The “Beyond Capable” workshop that we participated in was both fun and engaging. As a supplier, I always appreciate the opportunity to be in the midst of so many buyer-supplier partners, savoring melt-in-the-mouth…

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I recently had the pleasure of attending my first Diversity Alliance for Science event at the recommendation of Board President Jinus Moghbeli of Amgen. It was the organization’s West Coast Conference and I drove down from Hollywood on an unusually cold Wednesday morning to the Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort & Spa, the midpoint between L.A.…

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