Thursday, March 22, 2018
12:00 P.M. – 6:00 P.M.

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300 Binney St,

Cambridge, MA 02142 – Building 9


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Color Magazine and Biogen have joined in partnership to host the inaugural Health & Life Sciences Conference. Professionals of Color will convene and leverage their expertise in biotechnology, education, and innovation to shape the future of D&I.

Participants will gain insights on the value of D&I in the health and life sciences industry, experience disruptive thinking, and employ rapid prototyping to transform innovative concepts into action plans.

The dress code for this event is Business Attire


Street Parking for the Health and Life Sciences Conference is limited. Attendees may use Kendall Center Blue Garage (290 Binney Street) at normal rates.

We invite you to use Lyft, Uber, or Public transportation to attend this event. Thank you.


12:00 PM - 1:00 PM - Registration and Networking

1:00 PM - 1:35 PM - Welcoming Remarks and Keynote Speaker

judy-shen-filerman_headshot125xKeynote Speaker: Judy Shen-Filerman

CEO & Leadership Sherpa — Dreambridge Partners




Chirfi Guindo

Executive Speaker: Chirfi Guindo

Executive Vice President, Head of Global Marketing, Market Access & Customer Innovation — Biogen




Emcee: Kit Pang

Founder — BostonSpeaks




1:35 PM - 2:10 PM - Role of Empathy Panel Discussion

minita-shah-mara_125Panel Moderator: Minita Shah-Mara

Head of Global Diversity and Inclusion — Biogen





Executive Panelist: Mark Brimhall Vargas, Ph.D.

Chief Diversity Officer and Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion — Brandeis University




dani_monroe125xExecutive Panelist: Dani Monroe 

Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer — Partners HealthCare




2:10 PM - 2:20 PM - Coffee Break

2:20 PM - 3:50 PM - Rapid Ideation of D&I Innovations

Session Leader: Dr. Hitendra Patel

Innovation Thought Leader, Professor and Global Speaker, and Managing Director — IXL Center



3:50 PM - 4:00 PM - Coffee Break

4:00 PM - 4:10 PM - Pitching Session

4:10 PM - 4:30 PM - Community in the Life Sciences Keynote

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Myechia Minter-Jordan

President & CEO — The Dimock Center




4:30 PM - 5:00 PM - Breaking into Health & Life Sciences Fireside Discussion

Executive Panelist: Russell Averna

Vice President of Human Resources — Partners Continuing Care




Executive Panelist: Brenda Thompson-Stuckey

Director of Employment, Diversity, & Inclusion — Atrius Health




5:00 PM - 6:00 PM - Closing Remarks and Networking Reception

Motivator Partners

Team Player Partners

Want to Support the HLSC?

Sponsor Color Magazine’s first-ever Health and Life Sciences Conference 

Contact Event Manager Evelyn Brito for our media kit and to have your company included in the next print edition of Color Magazine.

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