Interested in learning how strategically use your professional network for success? Join WIB-Greater Boston for, “Leveraging Relationships: Managing your professional and personal relationships for optimal career advancement,” with guest speaker Nancy Lurker, President and CEO of EyePoint Pharmaceuticals, on Wednesday, June 27, 2018 at 5:30 p.m. The event is a part of our Leadership Ready Program, a seminar series focused on career development and leadership topics, but is open to all, including members and non-members
The Leadership Ready Program provides an opportunity to address gender diversity and implement actual steps to effect change. Women who attend a designated number of sessions and have enrolled in our mentoring (MAPS) program earn a “Leadership Ready” certification from WIB.
Nancy, a veteran in the biopharmaceutical industry, joined EyePoint Pharmaceuticals (f/k/a pSivida) in September 2016 as President and Chief Executive Officer and is a member of the company’s Board of Directors. Ms. Lurker has more than 30 years of experience in the pharmaceutical and pharmaceutical services industries. Prior to joining EyePoint, Ms. Lurker was President and CEO at PDI a leading commercialization and contract sales company that commercialized hundreds of pharmaceutical drugs, devices, OTC and diagnostic tests in collaboration with their business partners through PDI’s 1100 sales representatives. In 2015, Nancy led the sale of PDI’s contract sales division to Publicis Touchpoint Solutions.
Prior to joining PDI, she was Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer for Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation where she oversaw a $6 billion product portfolio in multiple therapeutic areas, including cardiovascular, CNS, respiratory and anti-infectives.
Ms. Lurker was also President and CEO of ImpactRx, a private equity backed market research firm servicing the biopharmaceutical industry. Prior to ImpactRx she was Group Vice President – Global Primary Care Products for Pharmacia Corporation, and a member of Pharmacia’s US Executive Management Committee. She began her career at Bristol Myers Squibb, where she quickly rose from Senior Medical Representative to Senior Director of Worldwide Cardiovascular Franchise Management where she oversaw the global launch of Plavix, along with many other successful drug launches.
Ms. Lurker graduated magna cum laude with a BS in biology from Seattle Pacific University and holds an MBA from the University of Evansville (Evansville, IN).
Nancy also serves on the Board of Cancer Treatment Centers of America, a multi-billion-dollar private cancer treatment hospital system and is a member of the Novo Advisory Group, which advises on large investments for Novo Foundation, Denmark.
* - Walk-ins will be accepted at the door until event capacity is reached.
5:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Welcome/Introductions
6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Managing your professional network speech led by Nancy Lurker
7:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Networking and wrap-up
Special Pricing for Guests
When registering, members can register guests at member price
- Metered street parking available
- Paid parking garages in the area and attached to the building
Public Transit Information
- Kendall/MIT T Stop: Red Line
- Lechmere T Stop: Green Line