“Mentors and Sponsors: Opening the Door to Success” Event

Mentors can help you gain the skills and confidence to advance your career, while sponsors actively champion your career advancement both within and outside of your work environment.  Join us to learn how both tools are important for career development.  We will have a distinguished panel of speakers to share their insights and perspectives on this topic.

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Regina Au is a Strategic Marketing Consultant and Principal at BioMarketing Insights with over 20 years experience in the biotechnology, pharmaceutical, medical device, and diagnostic industries. She helps companies evaluate their technology upfront by conducting an in-depth business due diligence to de-risk the product development process. Ms. Au also serves as an advisor for the Massachusetts Technology Transfer Center Platform Meetings with entrepreneurs.

Prior to BioMarketing Insight she worked for companies such as Merck & Co., Genzyme Corp., NMT Medical, and Radi Medical Systems (now St. Jude Medical) in various positions of increasing responsibility in marketing and sales. Her background includes an MBA in Marketing from the University of Connecticut, a Microbiology degree from the University of Michigan and a Masters in International Management from Thunderbird School of Global Management.

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Pradeep Aradhya is founder and CEO of NLMobile. He brings a unique perspective on the use of cutting edge technologies in marketing – particularly with mobile. Previously, as Vice President of Technology at Digitas LLC he successfully led multi million dollar initiatives at Fortune 500 companies to create technology platforms for marketing. His role was to advocate the best and newest developments on various technology areas to provide brands with competitive advantages in establishing lasting relationships with customers.

Pradeep advises multiple start-ups in technology and other spaces on build/buy/partner strategies both in Boston and at the Merrimack Valley Sandbox. Pradeep also sits on the board at the Science Club For Girls which provide free STEM education to underserved girls in the Boston area.

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Tina Stiles is currently the Associate Director of Corporate QA Training at Takeda Pharmaceuticals (formerly Millennium) in Cambridge, Massachusetts where she oversees the Enterprise Learning Management System and GXP training program. She has been employed in this field for over 20 years with companies such as Boston Scientific, Goodrich Aerospace and Wyeth (now Pfizer).

She received her MBA from Bryant University and her BA from Wheaton College.   Tina’s professional associations include memberships in: the Health Care Business Woman’s Association (HBA), GMP Training and Education Association (GMP TEA), The American Society for Training and Development (ASTD), and The BioPharmaceutical Training and Education Association (BETA), (having served on the boards of both local chapters).

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Date:   Thursday, June 12, 2013 at 6 PM

Location:  The Broad Institute (Board Room), Kendall Sq, Cambridge, MA

Dinner and drinks will be provided.  Registration is required, sign-in upon arrival.

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