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Women in Bioscience Workshop September 2016

September 22, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 5:30 pm

in partnership with


hosted by BioOhio MemberNEOMED-400

supported by


Building on the energy of BioOhio’s Women in Bioscience Conference in 2015, several workshops held will be held this year around Ohio.

Topics will focus on practical concepts to advance women in the bioscience industry, in both scientific and non-scientific roles. In addition to excellent networking opportunities, these events will feature speakers discussing career paths, mentoring, networking, communication & negotiation strategies, as well as conflict management techniques.

The September 22nd workshop will be presented in partnership with Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association Ohio Chapter and hosted by BioOhio Member NEOMED with support from The REDIzone.

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1:00pm – 1:20: Registration & Networking

1:20 – 1:30: Welcome

  • John F. Lewis Jr., President & CEO, BioOhio
  • HBA Women in Science

1:30 – 3:00: Personal Branding: Focusing on your Leadership Strengths

Over a decade ago, Gallup unveiled the results of a landmark 30-year research project that ignited a global conversation on the topic of “leadership strengths” which led to continued research and data on the topic of leadership.

This session will explore the results of their research outlined in the book Strengths Based Leadership by bestselling authors Tom Rath and Barry Conchie, and will help you identify how to be an effective leader knowing your strengths and investing in others’ strengths. It will give you a new road map for leading yourself and others toward a better future by increasing employee engagement, which increases work satisfaction, productivity, and profit! It will equip you with a better understanding of what it means to focus on your leadership strengths, develop confidence knowing your strengths, and incorporate it into your personal brand and networking.

Interested individuals may decide to purchase the book and take the Strengthsfinder 2.0 assessment with the unique access code at the back of each book before or after the session to discover your top five leadership strengths.

3 – 3:15: Networking Break

3:15 – 4:15: Panel Discussion: Personal Branding and Leadership Strengths

4:15 – 4:30: Q&A and Event Wrap-up

4:30 – 5:30: Networking Reception

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BioOhio Member (companies w/ 10 employees or less) – $75

BioOhio Member (companies w/ 11+ employees) – $100

BioOhio Student Member – $50

HBA Member – $75

Non-member – $200



Cindy Biggs, CPCC, ACC, is an accomplished Leadership Development Expert and Executive Coach, Trainer, and Mentor who has experience in Strengths Based Leadership trainings/assessment. Cindy Biggs is President of C. Biggs and Associates which specializes in leadership development, mentoring, professional and personal coaching, strategic planning, and human resources solutions. She serves as a trainer/coach for The Ohio State University Department of Business Training and Education – ATI, an Executive coach for Lever Transfer of Learning in Australia, and co-founder of SHE SHOWS UP! Retreats and founder of SEE BIGG! Retreats for women leaders. Cindy manages the mentoring program for the Women’s Network of NE Ohio, and does volunteer group coaching for survivors for OneEighty, the local domestic violence shelter. She serves as moderator for the local League of Women Voter’s Candidates Night, is a mentor through the Worthy Questions program at the College of Wooster, and works with Central America Medical Outreach to train women leaders and establish a leadership training institute in Santa Rosa de Copan, Honduras.

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Lynn Fallon, President of CTI Clinical Trial & Consulting Services, has over 30 years of clinical, academic, and industry experience.  Since joining CTI, Lynn has helped to lead the development and expansion of the company, including having responsibility for all aspects of the Consulting, Medical Affairs, and Health Economics and Outcomes Research departments. Prior to CTI, Lynn held positions at both Wyeth Pharmaceuticals and Fujisawa Healthcare, and she held clinical positions at Albert Einstein Medical Center, including serving as transplant coordinator and clinician for the transplant program.  Lynn is currently a board member for multiple corporate and non-profit organizations.  Lynn received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of the State of New York.


Stephanie Harrington, MS, CEO of Matrix Medical Devices, has over 20 years of management experience in the medical device industry, including regulatory affairs, quality system compliance, clinical studies, product development, and commercialization. Guiding startups and established companies alike through new product development and regulatory affairs management is her current mission. Previously, Stephanie served as Chief Operating Officer of Frantz Medical Development, responsible for new product development, manufacturing, and corporate regulatory and quality affairs. Stephanie also served as Vice President and Chief Regulatory Officer at Imalux, establishing the company’s quality system, 510(k) clearances and clinical studies. Prior to Imalux, she was Director, Research and Development at STERIS, responsible for product development of medical device reprocessing systems. Stephanie earned a Masters in Chemical Engineering from Stanford University and holds a BS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Maryland.


Dr. Cynthia S. Kubu, PhD, ABPP-CN is a neuropsychologist at the Cleveland Clinic and works in the Center for Neurological Restoration with joint appointments in Psychiatry and Psychology, Neurology, and Bioethics. She is board certified through the American Board of Professional Psychology in Clinical Neuropsychology and was awarded Fellow status in the American Psychological Association for outstanding contributions to the field. Dr. Kubu is primarily a clinician and has worked most extensively with functional neurosurgery teams throughout her 20+ year career, including key roles on epilepsy and deep brain stimulation teams. She is a Professor in the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University and has been actively involved in training and mentoring students throughout her career. Dr. Kubu’s research efforts have been funded by the NIH as well as various foundations. Her most recent research interests are in the area of neuroethics and she is a key member of an international group tasked with developing ethical guidelines for the use of brain stimulation to treat neuropsychiatric disorders. She has served in a number of leadership roles in various training programs and was an inaugural member of the American Psychological Association, Division 40 Women in Neuropsychology Committee where she served as Chair from 2003 – 2006. Most recently, Dr. Kubu has served on the executive board of the Cleveland Clinic’s Women’s Professional Staff Association, both as Vice-President and as Co-President, where she helped direct efforts to recruit, retain, and develop the over 900 women staff at the Cleveland Clinic. She is passionate about fostering women’s professional development.


Erica Lashley began working in the contract research industry in 1998 as a Biologist in the Toxicology Department at WIL Research after receiver her B.S. in Biology and Pre-Veterinary Medicine.  She illustrated her ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously while being a team player allowing her to quickly progress in the organization.  Erica held various positions including training coordinator, supervisor, and manager.  Over the past five years she has taken on the responsibility of multiple departments including various scientific disciplines and operational areas.  In 2015 she completed her MBA from Mount Vernon Nazarene University focusing in operational management.  WIL Research joined the Charles River family in 2016, and Erica was subsequently promoted to the Director of Operations at the Ashland Site.  Her current responsibilities include in-life, post-life, scheduling, report writing, and archive departments as well as representing the operations in a global capacity.  Erica thrives in the fast paced dynamic work environment and balances her fulltime career while raising two young boys with her husband on their family farm in Gambier Ohio.


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