Minnesota Asian Pacific American Bar Association

Diversity & Inclusion in Life Sciences – Perspectives of Diverse Women Legal Leaders | Dec 1

Fri, November 20, 2020 5:25 AM | Christine Strak (Administrator)

Program Description:

Diversity and inclusion in the life sciences industry is critical, not only to gain insights and foster innovative ideas from people of different backgrounds, but also to address the needs of the diverse populations that life sciences companies serve.  However, a 2019 survey of biotech companies indicates that many companies in this space still have a long way to go in their representation of diverse populations at the executive and board levels and in implementing D & I programs at their organizations. 

Incorporating D&I efforts into all aspects of a company's operations, giving everyone a chance to thrive and advance, not only has been shown to lead to greater business growth and successes, it provides a richer experience for all stakeholders and is just the right thing to do. 

Come hear three diverse women legal leaders from Boston Scientific, Medtronic, and Nestlé Health Sciences discuss why D&I is particularly important in the life sciences industry – the unique challenges, concerns and opportunities – and how their companies are working to move the needle forward both internally and through their engagement with external partners.

Presentation Panelists:

Desiree Ralls-Morrison, Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary | Boston Scientific
Malini Moorthy, Vice President and Chief Deputy General Counsel | Medtronic
Sheea Sybblis, Associate General Counsel | Nestlé Health Science - NYC


Patricia Kaufman, Partner | Stinson LLP

CLE Credits:

1.0 Elimination of Bias CLE Credit applied for | Event code: TBD      

Remote Participation: 

Webcast and/or phone participation is available. Please indicate your remote option for dial-in when registering. Instructions will be sent via e-mail a day prior to the program.


FDD Law Section Members:  Free
MSBA Members not in the FDD Law Section:  $10.00
Non-MSBA Members:  $15.00
Law Students: Free

Join the Food Drug & Device Law Section: MSBA members who are not members of this Section can join the Section and attend this CLE for free. Click here to add the section to your MSBA membership and then contact Geen Mui at gmui@mnbars.org to register for this CLE at no cost.

Deadline to Register: November 27, 2020

Want more information about the Food, Drug & Device Law Section
To register with a check, please mail in this registration form.
Need to cancel? Please see our cancellation policy.
Questions? Contact Geen Mui | 612-278-6346 

The MSBA is committed to creating an inclusive environment in which all members can participate fully. If you need reasonable accommodations to participate in this event, please notify Geen Mui via phone or email: gmui@mnbars.org.  Please provide notification at least 72 hours prior to the meeting to allow sufficient time to make arrangements for accommodations. Thank you.

Visit the Minnesota Bar website for additional information.
Mailing Address:
MNAPABA c/o Minnesota State Bar Association
600 Nicollet Mall, Suite 380, Minneapolis, MN 55402

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