The 3rd Annual Life Science Women's Conference, co-founded by Patti Rossman and Steve Fiske, is an unparalleled opportunity for women to accelerate their careers in the life science field through mentoring, networking, and education. As president of the life sciences consulting firm, Globiox, headquartered in Austin, Texas, Patti knows the importance of women taking leadership roles in life sciences, thus creating the concept behind The Life Science Women's Conference.

Mentorship, networking, and education are fundamentals to climbing any career ladder and the tools acquired at this event are specifically structured for women seeking advancement. The speakers program is designed to greatly contribute to educational and professional development. Our lineup of presenters will include some of the best and brightest in their distinct field of expertise. These powerful women will be focusing on women's enlightenment, career development, leadership role, networking, mentorship, and empowerment


Our 2022 Sponsors

Globiox's green, clean and professional logo.
A red logo for Tampa Bay Business Journal. The background is a soft gradient red, with the title being in bold, white, clear professional font.
A blue logo for CAI.
A logo for SDC in blue, professional font with a green checkmark in the center.
CRB's blue logo, reminiscent of racetracks.
A blue banner featuring RFID's banners.
The blue and green logo for BioAlabama.
The blue and green logo for Biokansas
Southeast Life Sciences logo
UF Warrington College of Business Logo
A clean, professional logo for 'Engineered Tax Services'. Their logo looks like three, 3-dimensional 8x11 slips colored grey, orange, and green respectively.
A bright green, circular logo with a white background. In the center reads "Nubgenix" in black, bold font, with a figure standing up and holding a heart.
A logo for FIME, by Informa Markets. They have a green plus sign next to "Fime".
Life Science Leader is a media sponsor of the 2020 Life Science Women's Conference.

Our 2022 Content

Career Conversations Forum

Your professional development matters. Find the opportunity to move forward by engaging in conversations with other industry leaders. Explore topics like:

  • Stepping Out of Academia
  • Certifications for Career Growth
  • Finding & Landing your Dream Job
  • STEM Student Intro to Careers and Q&A with Lori Harvey of Hitachi, USA

Funding & Investment Forum

Get the gears turning for your business. Meet venture capitalists, angel investors, family offices and sources of funding in government on hand to listen to your startup needs. Connect with potential business partners and companies in this supportive, exciting forum. Explore topics like:

  • Best Practices Pitching to Angels, Private Equity BCS, and Consortia
  • Applying for Government SBIR and Other Grants
  • Women’s Experiences in Funding Their Companies
  • Women’s Experiences in Becoming Investors
  • Understanding Options for Funding Your Company

Impactful Women & Their Work: Courage, Leadership, and WIsdom

Join the conversation and learn how to lead without limits, paving the way to success. Explore the value of wisdom, harness your leadership qualities, and be courageous. Lead by Chief Quality Officer Melissa Seymour of Biogen and J.J Snow, departing CTO for the United States Air Force and current CTO for the Mentor Project.

2022 Pitch Competition

Be one of ten to present your pitch and pave the future for your idea or company. Apply to participate in the 2022 Pitch Competition, feedback provided by experienced funders across all facets of the life sciences.

Time-to-Talks & Workshops

Explore career strategies, career paths, successes and failures. Work together to overcome the specific challenges women in the Life Sciences face, and engage in workshops designed just for you. Explore topics like

  • STEM Student Introduction to Careers
  • Career Challenges and Changes
  • Climbing the Ladder Without a PhD
  • Certifications for Career Growth
  • Unleashing Your Own Unique Leadership Strengths
  • Holistic Approaches to Well-Being

Inspiring Women in STEM (Featuring Women of J&J)

Dive into the life-changing stories of exemplary industry leaders. Engage with the personal and professional stories of industry leaders within the Life Sciences, featuring women from Johnson & Johnson. Find your next step through their stories and build relationships that will pave your future path.

Our 2022 Speakers

Patti Rossman
President & Founder
Globiox, Inc

Jan Flégeau
Associate Director, Regulatory Affairs
Johnson & Johnson

Eva Dias
CEO & Founder
Phoenix Human Capital Solutions

Dr. Renee Cottle
Assistant Professor
Clemson University

Tina Parker
Founder & CEO, Lead Outside the Lines
Lt. Col., U.S. Air Force Reserve
Chief Marketing Officer,
The Mentor Project

Leigh Holcomb
CEO, Career Coach
Career Catalyst Edge

Rosemarie Truman
Founder & CEO
The Center for Advancing Innovation

Glenn Lumpkin
Technical Services Director
CAI - Commissioning Agents, Inc

Jennifer Lauria Clark, CPIP
Vice President, Sales and Account Management
CAI - Commissioning Agents, Inc

Sarita Gavhane
Vice President
Edgewater Capital Partners

Ken Shitamoto
Sr. Director IT
Gilead Sciences

Tiffany Wilson
CEO, President, Thought Leader
University City Science Center

Marissa Fayer

Richard Sheridan
Co-Founder & Chief Storyteller
Menlo Innovations

Stephanie Marquardt
Continuous Synergy, LLC

Jennifer Brown
Director of Change Management

Jennifer Reiner
Director, Q&A, Operational Compliance

Marcey Walsh
Certified Dale Carnegie Trainer
Dale Carnegie

Heather Fisher
Head of Pharmaceutical & Software Development
Corporate Tax Advisors

Laurie Burlingame
Corporate Partner
Goodwin Procter LLP

Melissa Stefko
Senior Director of Quality
Flexpro Group

Kristy Dellisanti
Sr. Director of Business Development


Melisa Vasquez
Project Director


Daniela Gracey
Sr. Project Manager


Tissa Richards
CEO, Leadership Expert, Corporate Facilitator
Tissa Richards

Yasamin Moghadam
Scientific Program Specialist
National Heart Lung and Blood Institute

Emily Caporello
Small Business Program Director
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

Nancy Kamei
Program Director
National Cancer Institute

Stephanie Davis
Small Business Program Coordinator
National Heart Lung and Blood Institute

Xing-Jian Lou
Program Director
National Cancer Institute

Renée Arnold
Entrepreneur in Residence
National Heart Lung and Blood Institute

Jessica Forbes
AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellow
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

Melody Wang
Mechanical Engineer
Affiliated Engineers, Inc

Arti Singh
Board Director, CEO
Townsville Health Care, BIN

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Laura Blair
Assistant Professor, Department of Molecular Medicine
USF Health Morsani College of Medicine

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Sakshi Sardar

Sheryl Flynn
Blue Marble Health

Bhawanjit Brar
Jaan Biotherapeutics

Lori Arakaki
Co-Founder and CEO

Maureen L. Mulvihill
President, CEO, Co-founder
Actuated Medical

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Maha Sallam
President, Founder

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Katrina Aborisade
Aggi Enterprises

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Alla Aborisade
Aggi Enterprises

Our 2022 Schedule-at-a-glance

Chocolate Decadence is taking place from 5:30 - 7:30 PM at the USF Research Park, September 20th