ABOUT WITH

WHO WE ARE

Women Innovating Together in Healthcare is a vibrant network of accomplished women who have talent in industry, medicine, research, charity and finance. Members share a deep knowledge of the life sciences and an admirable track record of success. We come together from complementary backgrounds for lively debate, inspiration, discussion of challenges, and laughter.

WHAT WE DO

Our members are leaders in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, healthcare, medical technology, scientific, academic, clinical, financial and not-for-profit sectors.

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OUR VALUES

We value collaboration and the sharing of expertise, with candor and integrity

OUR VALUES

We are open and honest with one another, with trust and discretion

COLLABORATION

WITH members are team players who value and enjoy intellectual collaboration.

CREATIVITY

We are goal-oriented women who understand creativity and risk-taking to be essential to the achievement of new endeavors.

COMMITMENT

Each member is committed to the success of the organization, and is an engaged, active participant.

CORE VALUES

WITH's members represent the full spectrum of healthcare innovation. We are researchers, investors, executives, physicians, lawyers, charity workers and regulators. Each woman is accomplished in her career and has enjoyed a high degree of success. Our members are united by more than industry, however. We are also united in spirit, being women who value friendship, generosity, collaboration, support and integrity. WITH's foundation is in Europe, with a growing membership in North and South America.

Membership in the organization is by invitation only. To join, a woman must be referred by current WITH Association member, who will contact the membership committee on her behalf.

OUR VISION

Our goal is to inspire and support women working in the life sciences to reach the full potential and to deliver innovative healthcare solutions

To inspire and support women working in life sciences (in their efforts) to reach their full potential

A SUSTAINABLE GLOBAL NETWORK

WITH is patiently and selectively creating a sustainable global network. Founded in Europe, our organization is pleased to now include members from North America and South America as well.

CAMARADERIE

We provide a relaxed and productive environment where women can inspire and encourage each other to strive for excellence. Whether brainstorming in a conference room, telling stories over cocktails or sharing best practices by telephone, we embrace camaraderie.

A CULTURE OF INNOVATION

We nurture a culture of creativity and risk-taking in order to effectively foster novel initiatives in all areas of healthcare.

W.I.T.H STEERING COMMITTEE

Dr Rafaèle Tordjman,
Founder & CEO, Jeito
Chairman of W.I.T.H

Mary Lynne Hedley,
Former co-founder / Director, President & COO TESARO

Karen Noël,
General Partner

Legal & Operations, Partech

Carol Gallagher,
Venture Partner, NEA

Sarah Shackelton, Partner,
Marketing & Talent, Abingworth

Annette Clancy,
Operational Investor, Jeito 

OUR HISTORY

After participating in a networking event in the US for women executives in the pharma and venture capital industries, Rafaele Tordjman, the only woman partner in Sofinnova Partners’ Life Sciences group, is inspired to plan a similar event. To reflect the nature of medical innovation, global and multitalented, Rafaele will thus gather women across the whole value chain of healthcare and from all around the world.

AWARDS
AWARDED WOMAN OF THE YEAR BY W.I.T.H

2018 : Fiona Marshall, VP Head of Discovery Research – MSD

2017 : Mary Lynne Hedley, President, COO, cofounder – TESARO

2016 : Bahija Jallal, Executive VP – AstraZeneca / Head – MedImmune

2015 : Karen Aiach, Founder & CEO – Lysogene

2014 : Maria-Gabriella Camboni, Founder & COO – EOS

2013 : Alice Dautry, President – Pasteur Institute

2010
EMBRACING THE SPIRIT ...

...of collaboration and collegiality, Rafaele recruits 50 like-minded women to attend a dinner event in Paris. Scientists, physicians and charity directors are also included, from around the world, so that the entire healthcare value chain is represented. The name W.I.T.H., for Women Innovating Together in Healthcare, is then proposed for the group, and adopted.

2011
RAFAÈLE AND ADVISORY BOARD..

host a second successful Paris Signature Event, again uniting a formidable group of women from various roles across the realm of healthcare innovation.

2012
WITH ASSOCIATION ...

...is legally launched in May, during the 3rd annual Paris Signature Event.

STEERING GROUP

Rafaèle Tordjman, Founder and Chairwoman WITH
Florence Hendrickx, General Secretary WITH

Annette Clancy, Chairperson, Enyo, Lysogene
Carol Gallagher, Partner, NEA
Karen Noël, Partner, Partech Ventures
Mary Lynne Hedley, President, TESARO Inc.
Sarah Shackelton, Partner, Abingworth LLP

2014
WITH...

...adopted a prestigious Advisory Board a step that will authorize the continuation of its positive development

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