MM&M opens nominations for Hall of Femme
MM&M is opening nominations for its second annual Hall of Femme and Women to Watch, the recognition programs designed to honor female leaders in healthcare marketing at a time when the industry is coming to terms with longstanding issues of gender bias.
Last year, after deliberating over a hefty pile of worthy candidates, the editorial staff named its inaugural class of 16 Femmes and 20 Women to Watch and hosted a half-day summit in New York City in June that featured many of the honorees sharing their experiences and providing insights into their leadership styles.
This year, we plan to do the same. We want to know what women are driving high-level discussions among CEOs and the C-suite, implementing breakthrough commercial strategies, mentoring and guiding younger staffers, and taking the extra step to address issues of bias. These women will be honored in the Hall of Femme. We also want to know which women to watch are distinguishing themselves in the mid-stages of their careers.
At last year's event, Christine Coyne, a Hall of Femme honoree and the keynote presenter, shared a story about a former boss, whom she nicknamed “Raphael,” giving away part of Coyne's year-end bonus and stock options to the men on staff.
“I remember feeling hurt and, of course, angry. I felt as if he took what I earned and gave it to someone who did not earn it,” said Coyne, VP of specialty pharmaceuticals at BTG, during the keynote.
Her disclosure prompted other women to share their own “Raphael moments” during the half-day event.
The deadline for nominations is coming up, on February 20, 2017, so don't miss out! Nominate a leader for the Hall of Femme here or a Women to Watch here. Honorees will be notified in March and will be featured in the June and August print issues of MM&M.