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“What Next After Academia: Life Science Careers and Company Networks” Harriet Fear, CEO, One Nucleus

“What Next After Academia: Life Science Careers and Company Networks” Harriet Fear, CEO, One Nucleus (www.onenucleus.com)
Friday 25th May, 12:15-14:00 (talk from 12:30-13:15, followed by networking lunch).  Max Perutz Lecture Theatre, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Addenbrooke’s Site

Cambridge AWiSE are delighted to welcome Harriet Fear to our 5th MRC-AWiSE event.  Harriet will discuss the role company networks play in global business and how networking on all levels contributes to success.  One Nucleus (formerly ERBI) is the largest membership organisation in Europe, with over 450 members including pharmaceutical, biotech, medical device and diagnostic companies. Its mission is to maximise the global competitiveness of its members.  This talk will be of interest to those pursuing a career in academia or industry and looking to make the most of networking and networks to augment research, development and commercialisation.

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Profile: Harriet Fear – CEO, One Nucleus

Harriet joined One Nucleus (formerly ERBI) as CEO in February 2009. She previously worked as a Diplomat with the British Foreign Office for 21 years serving in over 17 countries around the globe. Half her career was spent in the commercial field, latterly heading UK Trade & Investments national life sciences trade team for over 5 years.

During her varied Foreign Office career she was Deputy Ambassador three times, Private Secretary to the Minister for Europe, led an evacuation of Brits out of the Congo and worked in Khymer Rouge territory with Scotland Yard on a hostage crisis. She now enjoys a calmer life in the UK!

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A very personal report on Professor Dame Sandra Dawson’s talk in November

Professor Dame Sandra Dawson is a Deputy Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge, professor of Management Studies at Judge Business School (which she pretty much founded and led for 10 years), and was the first female Master of Sidney Sussex College. She has previously worked in the civil service and as a researcher, lecturer and professor at Imperial College. She is now non-executive director of the UK Financial Services Authority as well as Oxfam.
I like to try and distill a talk I’ve listened to/ report I’ve read into a few ‘learning points’ (for historical reasons this has crystalised into 9, but I find it is just useful to have a number to whittle down to/ group into).  So here are my favourite 9 points….
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“New Year New You, Building Confidence in the Workplace” with Kate Atkin (25th Jan)

We start 2012 with an energising masterclass in building confidence and productivity in the workplace, with Kate Atkin, author of The Confident Manager.  Kate was a popular speaker at our last Career Development Day and we are pleased to welcome her back.
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An Audience with Professor Dame Sandra Dawson (24th Nov)

Please join us at  “An Audience with Professor Dame Sandra Dawson”
A joint event organised by Cambridge Businesswomen’s Network and Cambridge AWiSE.

Dame Sandra Dawson is an inspirational speaker and this event has been two years in the making!

About Dame Sandra Dawson 

Professor Dame Sandra Dawson is a Deputy Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge, the KPMG Professor of Management Studies at Judge Business School (where she served as Dean for ten years), and was the first female Master of Sidney Sussex College. In 2004 she was awarded a DBE for her contribution to higher education and management research.
Sandra Dawson graduated with a BA in sociology and history from Keele University and worked as a research assistant, lecturer and professor at Imperial, London, before moving to Cambridge in 1995. Last year Alistair Darling appointed her non-executive director of the UK Financial Services Authority, and she is currently a non-executive director and trustee of Oxfam. She has held board positions in numerous health organizations and financial services companies.
Sandra writes and teaches on leadership, governance, and the management of change and is author of numerous articles and several books.  She is married with three grown-up children and lives in Willingham.

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