MassBio's ERG Exchange

June 13, 2019 12:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Biogen, Building Nine, 300 Binney St, Cambridge MA, 02142

NOTE: Registration for this event will close at noon on 6/11/19

Biopharma companies are creating various employee resource groups (ERGs) as a tool to improve inclusivity, employee retention, and recruitment. Yet, ERGs are walled off inside each company and measuring their impact can be tricky. The purpose of this event is to bring us together - leaders, participants, and executive sponsors of ERGs to share best practices, discuss successes, and create new networks. We believe this will strengthen individual ERGs and help improve D&I across the industry. This event can also assist MassBio members that are looking to start affinity groups or looking for solutions to maximize culture and performance.

About the event:

Who should attend? 
Noon – 12:45pm Registration, Networking, Lunch on deck (weather permitting)
12:45 – 1:00pm Welcoming remarks and introductions
1:00 - 1:45pm Roundtable discussions with ERG leaders
1:45 - 2:00pm Sharing of best practices
2:00 - 2:30pm Q&A; Wrap-up; Networking

1. Marie-Ange Noue; EMD Serono; Lead for Leaders of Color
2. Mayank Agarwal: Takeda; Co-Lead for Building Asian Leaders
3. Melinda Ng; bluebird bio; Founder & Co-Lead for Pan-Asian bUNITED
4. Sini Ngobese; Biogen; Global Co-Chair for Accessibility
5. Alex Ibanez; Merck & Co; Merck Hispanos Organization Global Lead
6. Nicholas Everage; Biogen; MA Chapter Co-Lead for MOSIAC
7. Cam Judkins; Pfizer; Cambridge Site Lead for Out Pfizer Employee Network
8. Devin Poor; Alnylam; SAGA (Sexuality and Gender Alliance) Co-Chair
9. Charles 'Chuck' Pappalardo; Vertex; BRAVE Executive Sponsor
10. Rekha Kamat; Dassault Systèmes; Lead Women's Initiative
11. Lawler Kang; League of Allies Founder & CEO; Male Allyship Advocate
12. Adrienne Dawson; Head of Customer Care; MilliporeSigma