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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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Liftstream signs up for UK Government’s Voluntary Code of Conduct for Executive Search Firms

Author: Karl Simpson, CEO, Liftstream – Feb 12th 2018 The UK government some years ago (2011) introduced a Voluntary Code of Conduct for Executive Search firms, which was implemented by the Department of Business in the wake of the Lord … Continue reading

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Massachusetts leads way in search for next generation of biotech leaders

Two months ago, Liftstream had the privilege of holding our 2nd annual diversity conference in Boston with our partner Biogen. The event, as you perhaps know by now, bought together some great leaders from across life sciences, investment and academia to … Continue reading

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Annual Diversity Event: The Board Meeting – Biotech Boardroom Diversity

The 2nd Annual Diversity Conference produced by Liftstream and hosted by Biogen will take place at Biogen headquarters in Cambridge, MA on September 15th 2016 from 3pm-7pm. This year’s executive forum titled; The Board Meeting on Boardroom Diversity, will address … Continue reading

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Scope for Board Improvement Among San Diego Biotechs

Biotech clusters are big business. They attract investment, spur innovation and create economic prosperity for the local economy, let alone the bragging rights that come from market superiority. In the United States, Boston in Massachusetts and the Bay Area in California, … Continue reading

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What does it take to reach and succeed at the ‘C’ and Board level?

Liftstream has been collaborating with two organisations to put together a key leadership meeting on gender diversity in biotechnology. The event is based on our published research and we have worked with our network of executives to bring about an … Continue reading

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Taking Positive Action to Change Thinking About Diversity

  As we celebrate International Women’s Day for 2015, I look at how our own commitment to gender diversity has shaped the opinion in the sector of life sciences over the past 12 months. Liftstream has shown a sustained commitment … Continue reading

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Women Currently only 10% of Biotech Boards, Gender Study Shows

Authored by Karl Simpson In a new research study into gender diversity in biotech leadership, the findings convey a picture of significant male dominance in biotech boardroom. The research conducted by Liftstream, a specialist life sciences executive search practice, examined … Continue reading

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Biotechnology must embrace a more diverse future of leadership

Authored by Karl Simpson When you talk to biotech entrepreneurs and sector investors, the topic of management and leadership is one that often features very strongly as the critical success factor. However, there is a dearth of research analysis into … Continue reading

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How can biotech enhance executive leadership?

 Take our short survey and participate in a global gender diversity study Working in biotech, pharma or venture capital? –          Board-level directors and investors –          Entry level, through Manager, Director, VP and C-suite. This survey, as part of a major research … Continue reading

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