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Learn, Grow & Lean In with Bristol Myers Squibb

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Learn, Grow & Lean In with Bristol Myers Squibb
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Check out our networking event with Bristol Myers Squibb.

Bristol Myers Squibb is a global biopharmaceutical company whose mission is to discover, develop & deliver innovative medicines to help patients overcome life-threatening diseases.

Beyond transforming patients' lives, they provide life-changing careers to their team members.

During this virtual event, you’ll:
  • 📚 Learn how diverse leaders from Quality Assurance find balance while embracing purpose
  • 🌿 Grow your career with industry insights, advice, & best practices
  • ❤️ Lean in – to Bristol Myers Squibb's culture
  • 12 PM PST / 3 PM EST - PowerToFly Kickoff
  • 12:05 PM PST / 3:05 PM EST - Welcome & Keynote Address
  • 12:15 PM PST / 3:15 PM EST - Panel Discussion & Audience Q+A featuring:
  • 12:55 PM PST / 3:55 PM EST- Closing Remarks
  • 1:00 PM PST / 4:00 PM EST - Breakout Sessions
  • 1:30 PM PST / 4:30 PM EST - Event Concludes

About Bristol Myers Squibb: is a global biopharmaceutical company focused on discovering, developing and delivering innovative medicines for patients with serious diseases. Their medicines are helping millions of patients around the world in disease areas such as oncology, cardiovascular, immunoscience, fibrosis and others. They have built a sustainable pipeline of potential therapies, and are leveraging translational medicine and data analytics to understand how to deliver the right medicine to the right patient at the right time to achieve the best outcome.

About PowerToFly: PowerToFly is a women-run platform that works with companies to identify skilled professionals for networking and recruiting opportunities. Over the past few years, we’ve produced 1,000+ events across the world with brands like Facebook, Spotify, Microsoft, and Deloitte, resulting in countless hires.

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Meet The Speakers

Anne Shandy
Anne Shandy
Senior Director, QA

Anne is a results-oriented leader, known for driving innovation and change through a collaborative and inclusive management style. She displays strong public speaking, teaching, and facilitating skills for diverse and general audiences, and is effective in influencing a global environment.

Anne has over 24 years of experience in the biotechnology industry with expertise in aseptic processing, compliance, and quality systems.

Celica Cantu
Celica Cantu
Manager, QA Operations

Celica joined the Bristol Myers Squibb team as Quality Assurance Supervisor in January of 2021. Previous career stops include Invitae, ArcherDX, Inc., and Vitrolife.

Celica is celebrated for her excellent interpersonal and management skills, resulting in the practice of balancing priorities and affiliations with multiple associates in dynamic work environments.

Anne Gillies, PhD
Anne Gillies, PhD
QA Associate II

Anne is QA Associate II at the Bristol Myers Squibb cell therapy manufacturing facility in Bothell, WA. Her current role is a Deviation Approver, providing QA review and approval of deviation investigations. She has previously been a Deviation Facilitator at BMS and a QA Associate On The Floor at AGC Biologics. Before entering the biotech/pharma world in 2020, Anne was a high school teacher for six years, teaching Chemistry, Algebra 2, and Geometry at schools in Renton, WA, Dearborn, MI, and Detroit, MI. She holds a Ph.D. in Chemical Biology and an M.A. in Educational Studies, both from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor. She also holds a B.A. in Chemistry from Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, PA.

Kareena Tauro
Kareena Tauro
Sr. QA Specialist & Rotational QA Manager

Kareena is a Sr. QA Specialist and Rotational QA Manager at the Bristol Myers Squibb cell therapy manufacturing facility in Bothell, WA. Her current role is a Deviation Approver, providing QA review and approval of deviation investigations. She is also currently managing a team of Deviation Approvers. She has previously been a Deviation Investigator at BMS and a Quality Engineer at Boston Scientific, Cenorin and Standard Homeopathic Co. Kareena has been in the biotech/pharma/medical devices world for ten+ years. She holds a Master’s Degree in Biomedical Engineering from the University of California, Irvine. She also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Biotechnology from India.

Aaron Kepler
Aaron Kepler
QA Operations Specialist

I am QA Specialist/Interim Supervisor on the Wednesday through Saturday QA On the Floor Team. I started at BMS four years ago when it was still Juno Therapeutics. I was drawn to Juno/BMS because of how close our facility is to patient care. Each product we release to market is a treatment for a patient. I love the schedule and people at this site. In my current role I am a deviation triage facilitator and enjoy guiding groups through our quality system while getting processes back on track. I’ve been in biotech for 10 years, working in R&D, Manufacturing, and Quality. I have two Masters degrees one in Organic chemistry and Molecular Biology