The 2021 speaker faculty was made up of Life Sciences’ most forward-thinking HR leaders, including:

Ginger Gregory

Executive Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer


Frances Brooks Taplett

Chief People Officer

The Broad Institute of MIT & Harvard

Tracey Franklin

Chief Human Resources Officer


Rona Anhalt

Chief People Officer


Ritu Shrivastav

Senior Director, Human Resources

Gilead Sciences

Rethink, Reimagine & Reinvent the Way We Work to Be Catalysts of Collaboration & Creativity & Become a Flexible Employer of Choice in a Post-Vaccine Life Sciences Industry

LEAP HR: Life Sciences Spring Edition is your best opportunity to uncover the radical strategies biopharma people leaders are putting in place to ensure they are a flexible employer of choice in a competitive industry.

This unique forum is shining a light on how the boldest life sciences HR leaders from organizations of all sizes are rethinking the HR function and redefining the workforce of the future in order to continue to innovate and thrive in the face of change.

Step inside the HR innovation that is making a difference to employees, patients and customers - and leave with a brand new playbook for the people function to thrive in a post-vaccine world.

Explore the full event guide for the speaker faculty and detailed sessions

The LEAP Difference

We believe the traditional conference format is no longer fit for purpose, so we started from scratch.
When you look at the event agenda, you will see three main types of session:




Hear the boldest HR leaders in life sciences sharing the stories of what they’re doing to maximise the impact of their business.

Have your burning questions answered in a room full of your peers and move beyond the ‘what’ and the ‘why’ to get to the ‘how’.

Work with your team to set a clear, bespoke action plan of what you are going to change when you get back to your business to ensure you get a fast ROI.

Previous case studies of radical people leaps shared at this event included:


How Verily has redesigned diversity, equity & inclusion initiatives to deliver an increase in the representation of POC population by 40% and create an inclusive team environment with a 92% favorable average over one year


How TCR2 is scaling its culture to boost employee engagement during rapid growth, ensuring integration of new hires and achieving an NPS of 60+


How Ipsen is leveraging people analytics to drive decision-making and enhance the employee experience for its 6000+ biopharma workforce


How Biogen is adapting and innovating HR processes and initiatives in light of the evolving future of work for its 7000+ strong workforce of remote, in-office and hybrid workers


How SAGE Therapeutics is driving a radical new wellbeing agenda and rehauling company-wide communications to deliver greater transparency and employee support


How Moderna is retaining its culture and keeping its 800+ employees engaged and motivated as it grows at warp speed


“LEAP HR pulled off an amazing virtual conference… – I’m so impressed. I came away with some great ideas and a greater sense of belonging to the worldwide HR Life Sciences community! Bravo, and thanks.” – Senior Vice President, Human Resources, Scholar Rock

“Thank you to LEAP HR for the great virtual conference. The impact of this will be felt by employees, families and patients around the world!” – Senior Vice President, Human Resources & Administration, PTC Therapeutics

“Covid-19 will not go away, so it is more crucial than ever that we come together as HR professionals, to redesign the future of HR, reshape our organisations, and adapt our people to the 'New Normal'” - Executive Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer, Mölnlycke Health Care 

“Thank you so much for the opportunity to be part of a wonderful virtual conference! The content and sessions at LEAP HR: Life Sciences were informative and impactful! I would love to stay connected and take part in future digital meetings.” - Head of Global Learning & Development, Merz Aesthetics