HR Life Science Virtual Event

The Virtual Event for HR Leaders in Pharma, BioTech, and Medical Devices

December 3, 2020 | 1PM ET - 3PM ET

Build a Winning People Strategy – Even At Home

The HR Life Sciences Virtual Event will provide you with insights and resources from your peers who are working through unprecedented challenges at their organizations, so you can build a best-in-class people strategy.

Join HR leaders from Pharma, Biotech, and Medical Device companies as we discuss telework employee communication, training or re-training- and of course crisis management as we navigate these uncharted waters.

With over 4 hours of online content, featuring easily accessible presentations, group panels, interviews and Q&A (all available digitally and on-demand), you'll get the tools and strategies you need to improve your HR program and talent management approach to ultimately help you build a winning people strategy. Gain practical insights that you can implement today.

Exclusive Content. Zero Cost. Zero Travel.

Hear From A Variety of Experts, Debating Together

Use live chat and virtual Q&A’s to benchmark and connect with peers to beat challenges together. You can be an active participant - or just sit back and take notes - it’s up to you!

We Didn't Build This Overnight

We have been uniting the HR communities for the past 5 years - you'll experience the same quality of information, the presentations, and the format itself.

Finally, a Virtual Event Where You Can INTERACT

Learn from multiple, live conversations so you gain unbiased perspectives on what's working right now. (They might even disagree on some points - but you'll get the full picture.)

Our Speakers:

Katelyn Petti Hokenberg

Katelyn Petti Hokenberg

Head of Organizational Development, Learning & Talent Management

Merz North America

Kelly Timpane

Kelly Timpane


Precision Medicine Group

Beth Keeler

Beth Keeler

AVP, Global Talent Acquisition


Tom McGoldrick

Tom McGoldrick

SVP, Global Talent Acquisition


Maureen Aryee

Maureen Aryee

Head, HR, Strategic Initiatives

Johnson & Johnson

Garvita Chaturvedi

Garvita Chaturvedi

Associate Director, HR


Susan Wyatt

Susan Wyatt

Head of Customer Success

Lyra Health

Hailey Herleman

Hailey Herleman

Partner, Talent & Transformation


Sue Krause

Sue Krause

Head of Workforce Education Strategy

Bright Horizons EdAssist Solutions

HR Life Science Virtual Event Agenda

All Session times displayed in Eastern Time

Build A Winning People Strategy

  • 1:00 pm - 1:05 pm

    1:00 pm - 1:05 pm

  • 1:05 pm - 1:35 pm

    1:05 pm - 1:35 pm

    Kelly Timpane, VP, HR, Precision Medicine Group
    Susan Wyatt, Head of Customer Success, Lyra Health
    Garvita Chaturvedi, Associate Director, HR, Merck

    • Lessons learned from the early onset of the pandemic and its effects on employee experience 
    • The mental toll of the pandemic and the racial justice movement on employees 
    • Supporting leaders to continue to be effective  
    • Building long-term solutions for employee resilience and engagement 
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  • 1:35 pm - 2:05 pm

    1:35 pm - 2:05 pm

    Beth Keeler, AVP, Global Talent Acquisition, Merck
    Tom McGoldrick, SVP, Global Talent Acquisition, Parexel
    Hailey Herleman, Partner, Talent & Transformation, IBM

    In the already fast-changing HR world, talent leaders are facing unprecedented disruption.

    While businesses reinvent for a different normal, competition for talent and demand for new skills

    continue to grow, and the shift toward digitization and intelligent tools – already well underway before

    the pandemic – has accelerated. But disruption creates opportunity to reimagine the talent-first

    organization and talent acquisition strategies. To transform, requires new approaches to attract and

    retain the best talent, build agility and resilience into operating models, and leverage technology and

    AI-powered solutions to reinvent the candidate and hiring manager experience. In this discussion,

    talent innovation leaders will share how they are driving change, and where to focus now to reinvent

    the talent acquisition function, deliver new value and build the organization of the future.

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  • 2:05 pm - 2:35 pm

    2:05 pm - 2:35 pm

    Katelyn Petti Hokenberg, Head of Organizational Development, Learning & Talent Management, Merz North America

    In this session Katelyn Hokenberg from Merz Aesthetics will discusss methods for resilience and energy management:

    • Supporting leaders’ continued efforts to navigate times of change

    • Maintaining workforce engagement through the second wave

    • Ensuring HR teams’ own engagement and productivity

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  • 2:35 pm - 3:05 pm

    2:35 pm - 3:05 pm

    Maureen Aryee, Head, HR, Strategic Initiatives, Johnson & Johnson
    Sue Krause, Head of Workforce Education Strategy, Bright Horizons EdAssist Solutions

    • Impact of COVID-19 learnings on future workforce planning 
    • Retention strategies for the modern worker 
    • Modernizing compensation and benefits 
    • Using data and analytics to inform a responsive HR strategy 
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  • 3:05 pm - 3:10 pm

    3:05 pm - 3:10 pm

What Attendees Are Saying

“It was a phenomenal experience! I really enjoyed the content speakers and most importantly the experience.”

Anita Trotta
Director Human Resources
Spinal Elements

“I was blown away by the amount of real-life examples and detailed benchmarks. The senior speakers were inspirational and made me rethink the way that we conduct our business.”

Deb Gran
Chief HR and People Leader
DiaSorin Inc.

“Really great experience full of dynamic and rich content. The quality of speakers were amazing and had shared a ton of informative content”

Isabel Belanger
Human Resources Director
Service Canada

The Ultimate Destination For HR Leaders

Our Audience Breakdown


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How Our Virtual Events Work

Participating in a virtual event is easy. Once you and your team register, each of you will receive a link to access the presentations. You can also add the event to your Outlook or other calendar as a reminder. You do not need to download or install any software to participate. All you need is Internet access. The sessions will be recorded, and will be available for a limited time afterwards. It’s going to be a great event!

This event is exclusively for practicing HR executives. Solution providers to these organizations and others will not be allowed to attend. Please register with your full company name and your corporate email address or you risk not gaining admittance. WBR reserves the right to not admit registrants based on company type.