Biopartnering Seminar Series - From Science Grad to Business Executive: Example of a non-traditional career path

Leann Sweeney
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 6:30pm

From Science Grad to Business Executive:  Example of a non-traditional career path - Leann Sweeney, Sales & Marketing Effectiveness Director, Amgen Canada.

Abstract
Many people believe that science can only lead to certain career paths and there is a logical place to where this career should start and to how this career should unfold.

My presentation will focus on:

  1. Expanding the listeners belief in what a meaningful career path is with a science education;
  2. Exploring the important hallmarks that outline a successful journey based on my personal experience;
  3.  The importance of ‘building a personal brand’ in achieving one’s goals

Bio
Leann is the Sales & Marketing Effectiveness Director for Amgen Canada.  She has 28 years of experience spanning, the pharmaceutical, medical supply, clinical diagnostics and biotechnology industries.  She presently leads a team of people focused on the analyzing the success of commercialization and sale of products as well as preparing & planning for the pipeline compounds with the intent to improve patient outcomes and optimize care.

Leann is a native of Ontario and a graduate of the University of Western Ontario and McMaster University with degrees in the health sciences.