Upcoming Events

Women with Purpose Presents:
Hers & His – Putting Our Differences to Work

Date:  January 16, 2020
Time:  7:00-8:30pm
Location:  Homewood Suites – Crabtree Valley, 5400 Homewood Banks Dr, Raleigh
Registration coming soon!

Women and men think, behave, and work differently – sometimes the differences may be subtle while other times they are much more obvious. Regardless, men and women are wired uniquely. The way women approach a situation or communicate makes perfect sense to them, but to their male counterparts, it may not be perceived similarly. How do we take advantage of the differences? The answer begins with understanding. Resist the temptation to fit everyone into the same mold and instead appreciate the value of dissimilar perspectives. Be mindful of distinct strengths. Recognize nuances. With understanding, we can then begin to identify ways to leverage our differences for greater impact, ultimately experiencing the rewards that follow.

Our speakers are Lisa Grimes and Paula Brown Stafford, co-authors of Remember Who You Are
Lisa is a dynamic leader and seasoned entrepreneur having spent 32 years in a variety of executive management and business development roles. Since 2013, she has served as CEO of PurThread Technologies, an antimicrobial textile company. Lisa also served
as CEO for several healthcare companies, including InSite Clinical Trials (sold to United Healthcare) and AcSentient (sold to ISTA).  Her background includes positions with GSK and PPDI, where she began her entrepreneurial career as an early member of its senior management team, leading global sales. Active in her community, Lisa serves on several boards, including the Fill Your Bucket List Foundation. She is a past recipient of Triangle Business Journal’s “Women in Business” and Cary Magazine’s “Women of Western Wake” awards. Lisa graduated with a degree in pharmacy from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Paula helped build the contract research organization (CRO) industry and the preeminent CRO, Quintiles. During her 30 years with Quintiles, she served as a board observer and member of its executive committee as well as president of clinical development (its largest division with responsibility for 22,000 employees) and as founder of Quintiles’ Women Inspired Network. Paula serves as a board member of Health Decisions and is a board member and chief development officer for Novan (NASDAQ: NOVN). She has been recognized by FierceBiotech as one of the top ten women in biotech; honored with a Distinguished Alumna Award from her alma mater, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; and is a past recipient of Triangle Business Journal’s “Women in Business” award. Paula graduated with degrees in biostatistics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.