Join us for the annual MacLaren Memorial Lecture on Wednesday 10th May, held in conjunction with Aston University. This year we are delighted that Marcia Philbin of the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Medicine will deliver the lecture entitled “Actions that get results”.

After 20 years as a scientist in the Ministry of Defence, and three years as Assistant Director at the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child, Marcia landed her current role as Chief Executive Officer of the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Medicine, a professional body for doctors who develop new medicines. As a Black woman in science, Marcia recognises that she has faced challenges whilst building professional relationships, including discrimination and micro-aggression. But these experiences have motivated her efforts to empower aspiring professionals and champion greater Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in the workplace.

During her lecture, Marcia will share insights from her successful career in the civil service and professional bodies on the importance of practising good methods when building and managing relational networks. She will explore the commonalities, potential pitfalls and the impact of not getting it ‘right’.

By attending this event you will:

  • Gain practical strategies from Marcia to help you refine your interpersonal skills
  • Develop a deep understanding of the importance of cultivating greater Equity, Diversity and Inclusion based on Marcia’s lived experience
  • Learn how we can enable network-building for those who do not have access to the same opportunities

Click here to find out more about our expert speaker.

This event includes:

  • Light refreshments
  • Interactive audience Q&A
  • Networking
Dates, times and locations
Date: 10/05/2023
Time: 17:30 to 19:00
Aston Business School Aston University Aston Street Birmingham B4 7ET
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