Women in Bio: Negotiating Through Career Goals, Leveraging Skills for a Win/Win Situation

From the event site:

Please join us for WIB-San Francisco Bay Area’s “Negotiating Through Career Goals, Leveraging Skills for a Win/Win Situation” — the third and final Meet the Experts event in our 2013 Entrepreneur Series. Linda Amuso, Barbara Preston, and Dorian Hirth will serve on a moderated panel discussing essential negotiation skills in the work environment to create a win/win situation, especially as they relate to career changes. Learn how best to market your personal brand and articulate your achieved goals as you move on to new opportunities.

Our panel of experts will discuss:
· Negotiating offers, promotions, deals and opportunities
· Understanding a total compensation package
· Conflict resolution versus negotiations: understanding which battles to fight and which to let go
· Knowing your worth: what to ask for, what to give up
· Best way to leverage your brand to get your ultimate goal

Members and non-members are invited to network and meet other professionals, and hear the panelists share their insights, especially as they relate to the bioscience industry. So bring your questions and “Meet the Experts!” As always, men are welcome.

Panelist Biographies:

Linda Amuso is President at Radford. She is a highly recognized thought-leader and an expert in the field of executive and employee compensation design for the technology and life sciences industries. For 25 years, Linda has worked directly with senior management and Boards of Directors on developing and implementing executive, incentive and equity strategies while navigating the ever changing governance landscape. Since joining Radford in 2005, Linda has been instrumental in building Radford’s consulting business and expanding Radford’s services globally.

Dr. Barbara Preston made the transition to her current role as a scientific “talent scout” after many years as a research scientist. She obtained her BS and MS in Microbiology at the University of Maryland, learned molecular biology at NIH, and earned her Ph.D. in Pharmacology at Cornell University. Subsequently Dr. Preston did her postdoc with Palmer Taylor, then Chair of UCSD’s Department of Pharmacology, looking at neuronal differentiation of stem-like cells. However, the opportunity to recruit executive management and scientists in the biomedical field combined her love for both science and people and she joined a national recruiting firm to build their scientific office. Within four years she billed and collected $1 Million for her employer through successful placements. In 2003 she stepped out in faith and co-founded PharmaScouts, Inc. where she continues attracting top talent for biomedical companies. PharmaScouts is a WBENC certified woman-owned business and Dr. Preston is an active member of several scientific, professional, and volunteer organizations. She has served as an executive and board member for San Diego’s Association for Women in Science and is currently a board member for a local nonprofit combatting homelessness.

Dorian Hirth is Senior Vice President, Human Resources and Facilities Operations at Nektar Therapeutics. Ms. Hirth is responsible for designing and implementing HR strategies and programs that attract, develop and retain talent for a high-performing workforce. Ms. Hirth’s experience spans 20 years at biotechnology companies leading strategic and tactical aspects of human resource functions, including managing issues surrounding mergers and acquisitions. In addition, she served as Vice President, Human Resources and Facilities at Kosan Biosciences and Corgentech/Anesiva.

Information and registration here.