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The UK has been seriously tackling the issue of diversity in the senior ranks of British business. The Davies Review, led by the charismatic but challenging Lord Mervyn Davies, pushed UK boards to get 25% of women on the boards of FTSE 100 companies. This triggered concerted action on the part of the nominated companies because they would be publicly measured, and reported.
Idera Pharmaceuticals, a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing toll-like receptor and RNA therapeutics for patients with cancer and rare diseases, has appointed Maxine Gowen to its board of directors.
Rodin Therapeutics, a biotechnology company developing therapeutics for neurological disorders based in Cambridge, Mass, has appointed Samantha Singer as an independent member of the company’s board of directors. Singer is COO of the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, where she oversees the institute’s human resources, finance, facilities, and information technology teams, in addition to the Office of Strategic Alliances and Partnering.
Intellia Therapeutics, a genome editing company based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, has named Caroline Dorsa to its Board of Directors. Her appointment will help advance the company’s mission of developing therapeutics utilizing CRISPR/Cas9 gene-editing technology.Watch Full Movie Online Streaming Online and Download
Moderna Therapeutics, a pioneer in the development of messenger RNA (mRNA) Therapeutics™ based in Cambridge, Mass, has appointed Elizabeth (Betsy) Nabel to its Board of Directors. Nable is the President of Harvard-affiliated Brigham and Women’s Health Care (BWHC) and a Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School.
Last month, Atlas Ventures investor and blogger Bruce Booth, penned a tremendous analysis of gender inequality in the biotech sector. I recommend you read it here. He made the case for a far greater level of women participation at the C-suite and Board level of biotechnology companies, and openly discussed the perceived shortcomings that Atlas Ventures has in this area of leadership appointments among its portfolio firms.