How Business Really Works: Unlocking the Power of Diversity with Kirsten O'Doherty

Published Monday, 16 October 2017

Did you know the things that naturally attracts and supports female participation in the work force in simpler than you may think? It isn't about a positive gender bias and it isn't simply about having a female General Manager, it comes down to not making assumptions and creating a progressive work environment.  

To hear more, listen in as Kirsten O'Doherty and Duff Watkins discuss all this and more.

Kirsten O’Doherty is the General Manager of biopharmaceutical company, AbbVie , for Australia and New Zealand, where she leads a team of 280+ staff across Australia and New Zealand. Kirsten is a member of the AbbVie regional leadership team in Asia, including Japan.

AbbVie is recognised for its investment in medical research and clinical trials in Australia. AbbVie was recently listed in 7th place in the 2016 Australian Financial Review’s Most innovative Companies, and has been named one of Australia Best Places to Work for several consecutive years.

Originally qualified and working as a hospital pharmacist, Kirsten’s career has subsequently spanned more than 20 years in the Australian pharmaceutical industry, moving from initial clinical research and medical roles to commercial roles, and finally into senior leadership roles. Throughout her career, she has remained committed to continuing professional development. Kirsten is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, and has undertaken residential senior leadership programs at the London Business School, and at IMD in Switzerland.

Kirsten is a member of the Board of Medicines Australia , the industry association for the pharmaceutical industry in Australia, and is the Chairs of the Nominations committee.

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