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Tackling the lack of gender diversity in life sciences by turning the ‘Red Flags’ to ‘Green’

In the past 13 years, I have heard almost every conceivable excuse why a company has neither truly committed to appointing women nor been successful when trying. Many of these are well rehearsed and follow a very similar pattern. Some … Continue reading

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Is there a pay-gap in your company?

  Women are not seeing as many higher-range pay raises as men, and fewer women than men also report being compensated fairly. In our recent study of Massachusetts’ life sciences cluster published with MassBio, we found gender-specific differences which showed … Continue reading

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Has investment changed your board?

  Preparing a board and management team for the journey of growing the company requires extensive planning to ensure that they are ready for all that journey can throw at them. Leaving this too late can have negative implications for … Continue reading

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HemaFlo Therapeutics Names Michael Martino as CEO

HemaFlo Therapeutics, a private biotech company based in Carlsbad, Calif, has appointed Michael A. Martino as President, CEO and Board Director.  Martino joined as President and CEO of Ambit Biosciences after its acquisition by Daiichi Sankyo in 2014. HemaFlo Therapeutics … Continue reading

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Ascendis Pharma Appoints Chief Medical Officer

Ascendis Pharma, a clinical stage biotechnology company based in Copenhagen, and offices in Palo Alto, has appointed Jonathan A. Leff as Chief Medical Officer to replace Acting Chief Medical Officer Michael Beckert.  Beckert will continue his consulting role with the … Continue reading

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Five Resolutions for Nominations Committees to Improve Board Performance

The New Year brings a period of reflection, what will you change in the year ahead and how will you do it? There are some clear ways in which the effectiveness of the board can be improved by the way … Continue reading

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SV Life Sciences Appoints Joshua Resnick as Partner

SV Life Sciences (SVLS), a life sciences venture capital firm with offices in Boston, London and San Francisco, has appointed Joshua Resnick as Partner. Based in Boston, Resnick joins SVLS’ biotech investment team which partners with experienced entrepreneurs and accomplished management … Continue reading

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A Challenging Time for Remuneration Committees with Executive Pay

Author: Anjie Cai Anderson The UK Corporate Governance Code (2012) emphasised the level of executive remuneration should be sufficient to attract, retain and motivate directors of the quality required to run the company successfully without paying more than is necessary … Continue reading

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Board Succession Requires Refreshing Plan

Author: Karl Simpson, Liftstream Succession planning should concern every board of directors, irrespective of whether private or public. Increasingly, public company shareholders and representative organisations such as ISS or Glass Lewis are scrutinising the degree to which succession plans for … Continue reading

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Turning Insight into Action for Improved Gender Diversity

Following the publication of our research studies into gender diversity in the biotechnology industry (Diversifying the Outlook – The X&Y of Biotechnology Leadership, Investing in Biotechnology Management), we decided to take the findings of this research and engage with leaders … Continue reading

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