Career Transformation | Career Growth | Pivot | Life Sciences | Life in Denmark | Inclusive Leadership | Diversity & Inclusion | Women of Color | Mentorship | Role Model | ProWoc | Life Science | Researcher |
Phaedria Marie St. Hilaire is a Dominican-born Science Business Leader with over 20 years of experience in the Pharmaceutical and Biotech industries with a passion for people development and making a difference.
She has a proven track record of inspiring and driving cross-functional, multicultural teams to deliver results from her leadership positions at global companies like Carlsberg, and Novo Nordisk; and from her non-profit organization, Professional Women of Color Denmark.
In addition to a Ph.D. in Chemistry, Phaedria has over 45 publications and patent applications in Chemistry and Biochemistry. She is passionate about diversity, inclusion, and belonging and changing the gender and race narrative. Phaedria believes in empowering self and others, continuous learning, self-reflection, and reinvention. She is a Mentor and Executive Coach. She enjoys pushing mental and physical boundaries and being out of her comfort zone.
In our interview, Phaedria shares how she managed to transform her career multiple times. Transformational journeys are inspiring because these are the moments when you must get out of your comfort zone more than ever and trust that things will turn out OK. This is the central message of our interview: things will turn out OK.
Phaedria also shares thoughts on her inclusive leadership work, advice for other leaders, and advice for young women looking to join for the first time a managerial role. We also discuss ProWoc Denmark (Professional Women of Color Denmark) and its mission.
Follow Phaedria on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/phaedria-marie-sthilaire/
Follow Phaedria on Instagram: @thesainteddoc
Check our ProWoc's mission: https://prowoc.org/
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03:15 What makes a career successful?
06:50 When did you realize a career path is not about the outcome?
14:40 How do you connect your identity with your new path?
18:00 Did you have a safety plan for your career path?
23:38 How do you advise others to take the first step towards their career transformation
28:15 Your career path is going to turn out OK.
29:30 What is inclusive leadership?
33:28 What is the mission of Professional Women of Color Denmark?
41:39 Final 5 Fire Questions.