From Women, Life and Science Panel: Navigating Your Early Career

July 10, 2024
Hosted by Cecilia Zapata-Harms

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In April, one of the panel discussion at the Women, Life, and Science Conference focused on navigating the early stages of your career. Discover diverse career trajectories and decision-making strategies as panelists share their personal journeys. Explore the myriad external and internal factors that shape career choices, including family dynamics, workplace environments, personal values, and fears. Gain an understanding of the profound influence mentorship and coaching have on career growth through compelling real-life anecdotes from our speakers. We tackle questions such as: Which career path should I follow? What internal and external factors influenced your career decisions? What advice can we offer to help the audience navigate the early stages of their careers in innovative ways? Reflecting on your journey, is there anything you would have done differently? What would have helped you better align with your true aspirations?

Women, Life and Science

Wednesday at 7 AM Pacific on VoiceAmerica Empowerment Channel

We are women, living a full life, have a professional career in science or in some form or another have been involved in the industry. We have stories to tell and knowledge to impart. We overcame challenges, uncertainties and continue to navigate the ever evolving professional and personal balance. We share in kindness and we share openly. We are grateful for many things. We have little regrets but easily forgive ourselves for our missteps. Women, Life and Science is the open forum for dialogue, knowledge presentations and story-telling.

Cecilia Zapata-Harms

Cecilia has held leadership positions in strategy, joint venture startup and program administration. Her career spans more than 30+ years in life science/biotechnology and healthcare industry. Cecilia started her tenure as a strategic planning manager at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research in the early 1990s, as Program Administrator for the Molecular Pharmacology, Clinical Research Division held a Project Officer role for the National Cancer Institute. She has led the development of clinical research network and oversaw all operational functions for the program. Cecilia was also involved in many status biotechnology startups. In the summer of 2017, Cecilia returned to her life science and biotechnology roots as Chief Executive Officer for 3rdEyeBio, LLC. Cecilia has been known to say that she is like the Jill of all Trades. In my toolbox are a multitude of different sets of skills and expertise that can be applied to almost all industries. Passionate about global health access, innovative approaches to access novel treatments especially for our rural communities, military and developing countries. The joy for me in my work is to find an outside of the box solutions, connect the dots, and see innovators realize the vision, their road map accomplish them and are successful.

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