Last week, the Women in Biohealth event, held at Catalent‘s facilities in Madison, Wisconsin, unfolded as a transformative evening dedicated to empowering women in the workplace. The event, aptly titled “The Unwritten Rules of Being a Woman in the Workplace,” aimed to foster positive change and a sense of belonging in professional environments. Led by the insightful Diana Pastrana, founder of DefyNE, the evening provided a platform for approximately 75 attendees to engage in deep discussions, connect with like-minded individuals, and set intentions for positive change.

A Night of Empowerment and Inclusion:

The event started with a warm welcome to all women and their allies, emphasizing the importance of embracing the power of positivity and belonging in the workplace. Diana Pastrana, a Conflict and Culture Consultant, guided the audience through a facilitated discussion that promised to be a game-changer in their professional journeys.

The discussion aimed to shed light on the unwritten rules that shape workplace experiences, offering practical strategies to foster a positive and empowering work environment. Attendees had the opportunity to connect with a community of women and allies dedicated to uplifting one another.

Acknowledging Gratitude:

The event’s success wouldn’t have been possible without the support and generosity of Catalent, who not only hosted the event but also aligned their commitment to supporting women in biohealth with the mission of Women in Biohealth. Their dedication to creating an inclusive space for women in the industry deserves sincere appreciation.

A special thank-you is also extended to Diana Pastrana, whose time and expertise made the evening truly enlightening. As the founder of DefyNE and a certified diversity practitioner, Diana brought a wealth of knowledge and experience to the discussion, empowering attendees to navigate the complexities of workplace dynamics.

From the Planning Committee:

The planning committee played a pivotal role in curating an event that left a lasting impact. Attendees engaged in deep discussions, acknowledging barriers imposed by unwritten rules and finding moments of laughter and levity in the serious conversations. The small-group format facilitated connections and allowed participants to set intentions for positive change, identifying actions they would start, stop, and keep doing.

The Women in Biohealth event was not just an evening of discussion; it was a catalyst for positive change in the workplace. With Catalent’s support, Diana Pastrana’s expertise, and the dedication of the planning committee, the event successfully created a space for women and their allies to connect, learn, and grow. As we collectively strive to rewrite the rules, events like these pave the way for a brighter and more inclusive future for women in the biohealth industry. A heartfelt thank you to all who contributed to making this event a resounding success!