Welcome to LEAP HR: Life Sciences West 2023

Now in its fifth year, LEAP HR: Life Sciences West is your only opportunity to attend an industry-focused forum dedicated to enabling scaling biotech and pharma organizations operating on the West Coast and beyond to align their people strategies to market conditions to engage employees, retain talent and prepare for future success.

Uncover how to maintain company culture and re-engage employees during market turbulence to align to values and retain business-critical life sciences talent

Rethink traditional performance management approaches to prioritize potential over performance and develop your talent for the roles and business priorities of the future

Transform your people strategy and rethink the HR function to develop world-class people leaders and define responsibilities to prepare for future success

Among the Highlights at the 2023 Conference

illumina

Illumina’s approach to cultivate and anchor DE&I discussions to overcome social oppression and equip their leaders with strategies to facilitate companywide change

biomarin

BioMarin Pharmaceutical’s strategy to leverage organization design principles to enhance leadership capabilities and culture to drive business results

 

Thermo Fisher Scientific

How Thermo Fisher Scientific are trailblazing early talent acquisition as a strategic priority to energize a cross generational and diverse employee base

Atara Biotherapeutics

How Atara Biotherapeutics are adapting their people strategy to support a changing business landscape and company strategic direction

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Neogene Therapeutic’s lessons learned and best practises for retaining identity and navigating a people strategy to champion the organization during the acquisition process

UNITY Biotechnology

How UNITY Biotechnology are motivating rather than mandating employees to return to the office by inspiring and fostering connection

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Learn how HR leaders are Codex DNA are speaking truth to power to utilize their leadership positions to influence executives

Kite Pharma

Reimagining of leadership commitment programs at Kite Pharma after organizational
scale fostering an inclusive and connected working environment

Companies Who Attend

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Hear what HR leaders have to say about attending:

Now that we’re all facing very similar issues as a result of COVID-19, including the impacts of remote work, inclusion, wellbeing and mental health of our workforces, it’s never been more important for life sciences HR leaders to get together at LEAP HR: Life Sciences West and learn from each other 

Sheela Krothapalli, Head of People Operations, Verily

“Informative and inspirational. I was interested in the combination of senior HR professionals with the industry focus. I brought back a number of ideas which I’ve implemented right away.  

Nancy Fairchild, Senior Vice President Human Resources, Luminex 

“An engaging, interactive conference where ideas and leaps are shared and examined. A rare opportunity to learn new things, validate what we might already be doing, and consider improving what we have in place.”

Luan Wilfong, Vice President Human Resources, Revolution Medicines

“LEAP HR: Life Sciences offered an excellent venue to collaborate and brainstorm with senior level HR practitioners. 10 out of 10.” 

Erin Krolikiewicz, Lead, Talent Discovery, Research and Early Development, Genentech