The Diversity Symposium: How Diversity & Inclusion Can be a Catalyst for Innovation

When: October 15, 2018, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Where: Vertex Pharmaceuticals, 50 Northern Avenue, Boston, MA

You are invited to the “The Diversity Symposium: How Diversity & Inclusion Can be a Catalyst for Innovation,” hosted by Vertex Pharmaceuticals in partnership with MassBio. The Symposium will be held at the offices of Vertex Pharmaceuticals (50 Northern Avenue, Boston, MA) on October 15th from 1:00-5:00 pm.

The symposium will bring together diversity champions and novices from biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies in the Greater Boston area to share learnings and connect on challenging, but important topics in the area of diversity & inclusion, such as allies & inclusive leadership, recruitment & retention strategies, community engagement & social responsibility, and formation & sustainability of employee resource groups/networks. Dr. Joan Reede, Professor of Medicine and Dean for Diversity and Community Partnership at Harvard Medical School, will be our keynote speaker. Dr. Reede founded the HMS Minority Faculty Development Program and also currently serves as Faculty Director of the Community Outreach programs.  The day will conclude with a networking reception.

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