Scientist, Entrepreneur, Advocate: Ornella Barra, Executive Vice President of Walgreens Boots Alliance

Followed by a drinks reception in the historic Abbott’s Kitchen, former laboratory of Nobel laureate Professor Dorothy Hodgkin.
Date: Tuesday June 16th 2015
Venue: Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory Lecture Theatre
 South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3QR
Time: 5pm – 6pm
Drinks: 6pm – 6.45pm
Lecture Summary
One of the world’s top businesswomen, Ornella Barra has been described by Fortune magazine as ‘a driving force in Europe’s healthcare industry’.  A scientist by training, her success as an entrepreneur goes hand-in-hand with her commitment to research, education and social responsibility. Join Ornella as she discusses her career path from pharmacy graduate to Vice President (and the only female executive) of the world’s largest pharmacyled health and beauty company, provides advice for graduates interested in bridging science and business, and describes a recent passion – supporting Macmillan Cancer Support to train Boots UK pharmacists to advise those affected by cancer.

 

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