"INSPIRE THEM YOUNG" - ET ALBRIGHT INITIATIV
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"INSPIRE THEM YOUNG" INITIATIVE FOR IMPROVED ACCESS TO FUTURE LIFE SCIENCE TALENT
A study conducted by Albright A/S (May/June 2018) with more than 100 participating senior executives from the Life Science industry in Denmark revealed that ”insufficient access to talent” is perceived to be among the biggest barriers to future growth. The importance of educating more skilled professionals within the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) – and especially within nature- and medical science – can therefore not be stressed enough.
The ability to impact the younger generation and students – already from primary school through to high school – is key to building a future pipeline of skilled STEM candidates that will bridge the talent- and capability gaps threatening the Life Science industry. The “Inspire Them Young” initiative addresses this very issue by supporting initiatives that motivate and inspire younger generations to pursue academic tracks in line with the future capability needs within pharma, biotech, medtech and life sciences.
THE AMBITION OF THE "INSPIRE THEM YOUNG" INITIATIVE
The “Inspire them young” initiative includes the following three key activities:
1. Promoting investigation and inquiry-based science teaching in primary- and high schools
Inspired by the Nobel Prize winner Georges Charpak, the ”Inspire Them Young” initiative promotes investigation and inquiry-based science teaching in primary schools and in high schools. The approach will ensure improved student learning and motivation through increased student/teacher interaction and a unique combination of tactile and visualisation tools and processes.
2. Building a young female leadership program
With the ambition of contributing to the development of the next generation of outstanding female Life Science leaders, the "Inspire Them Young" Female Leadership Program was launched in 2017.
3. Building a bridge between academia and the Life Science industry
Supporting initiatives that create a bond between academia and the Life Science industry.
THE "INSPIRE THEM YOUNG" FEMALE LEADERSHIP PROGRAM
As the majority of industries are currently being disrupted, companies and institutions are more than ever in need of diversity of thought – including more female leaders across all leadership levels. In 2017, Albright launched the “Inspire Them Young” Female Leadership Program and our mission is to contribute to the development of the next generation of outstanding female Life Science leaders.
The “Inspire Them Young” Female Leadership Program is based on the following three ambitions:
1. Inspiring young female talent to pursue a leadership track
Incentivising young female talent to test and believe in their leadership potential, pursue leadership roles from early on, broaden their value chain experience, and to develop a plan on how to achieve a successful leadership career.
2. Inspiring organizations to create pipelines for future women leaders
Facilitating the sharing of ideas and best practices among organizations on how to better attract, retain, mentor, sponsor and engage female leadership talent from the start of their career.
3. Inspiring legislators to introduce balanced parental leave legislation
Influencing legislators to pass legislation that will ensure a more even split between the parental leave of the father and the mother.
"INSPIRE THEM YOUNG" LEGATET
Fatima AlZahra’a Alatraktchi, grundlægger af PreDiagnose og Associate Professor hos RUC modtog den 16 januar 2020 årets Inspire Them Young legat.
Signe Spliid Dahl, VP, QM & RA hos Ferrosan Medical Devices, fik tildelt “Inspire Them Young” legatet for at inspirere andre unge kvinder til at søge ledervejen og for at være en rollemodel for unge kvindelige ledere.
Hvert år tildeler “Inspire them young” initiativet et legat på DKK 10.000 til:
1) Et lovende ungt kvindelig ledertalent fra Life Science industrien, eller
2) En institution, der promoverer samarbejde mellem akademia og Life Science industrien, eller
3) En institution, der excellerer i undervisningen inden for STEM-fagene (Science, Technology, Engineering and/or Mathematics).
Legatets sponsor: Albright Life Sciences
Ønsker du at nominere kandidater til 2019/2020 legatet, kan du gøre dette ved senest den 15 december, at sende din indstilling til Albright Partners A/S her: email@example.com
31st. October 2019: Ms. Elisabeth Tissot Ludvig has been appointed Chairwoman of the Inspire Them Young Initiative & Grant.
Based on a long and illustrious executive career - most recently as CEO and Owner of the Life Science focused
communication agency Effector A/S - Elisabeth has been a role model for other female leadership talent in the Life Sciences industry.
Click here to read more about the appointment of Elisabeth (Danish/Press release).