Inclusive Leadership Symposium

Leading the Change: Embracing Inclusion for Collective Success


The Marker San Francisco
501 Geary Street
San Francisco, CA

Event Date

Thursday, February 29, 2024
9:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Welcome to the Inclusive Leadership Symposium

California Life Sciences is thrilled to present our inaugural Inclusive Leadership Symposium: Leading the Change – Embracing Inclusion for Collective Success. This event is designed for leaders in the life sciences sector, those in associated professions, as well as anyone dedicated to fostering profound transformations within organizations through the lens of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI).

The carefully curated sessions will delve into crucial topics, including inclusive leadership, the impact of DEI legislation, fostering innovation with intention, and promoting health equity. By bringing together thought leaders, policymakers, healthcare professionals, and advocates, we will facilitate meaningful discussions, share best practices, and inspire actionable strategies that can empower individuals and organizations towards change.

About the Symposium

  • Working Sessions
  • Industry Panels
  • Networking Lunch
  • Open Q&A
  • Keynote Speaker
  • 1:1 Time with
    Industry Leaders

The Topics

To increase sustainable organizational diversity, organizations must build inclusive and courageous cultures. From mentoring and sponsoring diverse colleagues, to creating career pathways for underserved talent, this session will explore ways in which being an inclusive leader is the key to opening doors to generate new opportunities for people from historically marginalized communities to thrive.

We’ve heard and seen news reports of legislative changes coming from all levels of government – but do we know the whole story? This session will demystify current events and help chart a path to navigate these uncertain waters.

Diverse entrepreneurs continue to face barriers to access to capital and networks within the startup ecosystem, and accelerators and incubators hold the key to their success. This session will highlight ways to debias processes that are barriers to success for diverse startups.

Marginalized communities continue to face barriers to quality healthcare. This session will shed light on the history of health equity disparities and discuss how health and health-adjacent organizations can play a role in advancing equity for underserved communities.

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