Healthcare Businesswomen's Association Announces 2008 Woman of the Year, Charlotte Sibley, Senior Vice President, Leadership Development, Shire Pharmaceuticals

Feb 19, 2008, 00:00 ET from Healthcare Businesswomen's Association

    FAIRFIELD, N.J., Feb. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Healthcare
 Businesswomen's Association (HBA) today announced that the 2008 "Woman of
 the Year" is Charlotte Sibley, Senior Vice President, Leadership
 Development, Shire Pharmaceuticals.
 
 
 
     "Having devoted the majority of my career to cultivating and mentoring
 professional talent for several of the industry's leading companies, this
 is the most gratifying honor I could hope to receive," said Sibley. "This
 award is testament to the commitment of the HBA to developing talent,
 inspiring leadership and encouraging all professional women to serve as
 role models and mentors for others who aspire to learn and excel."
 
 
 
     Sibley will be honored at the HBA's 19th annual "Woman of the Year"
 (WOTY) Luncheon on Thursday, May 8, at the New York Hilton. Awards for
 Honorable Mentor, the Star Volunteer, and a group of "Rising Stars," noted
 for their invaluable accomplishments and contributions to the health care
 industry, will also be presented at the luncheon.
 
 
 
     While the HBA received many compelling nominations for the 2008 WOTY,
 the HBA Nominating Committee agreed that Sibley's talents and
 accomplishments personified the criteria for Woman of the Year, which
 includes success in the healthcare industry, strong leadership
 capabilities, proven mentoring skills, dedication, a commitment to giving
 back to women, and contributions to the community.
 
 
 
     "Charlotte's leadership talent and business acumen have proved
 invaluable to Shire on many levels," said Matthew Emmens, Chief Executive
 Officer, Shire. "In her role guiding our Leadership Development initiative,
 Charlotte's expertise will position us well as we continue nurturing our
 internal talent, and recruiting more exceptional professionals who provide
 valuable insight and support to achieving our strategic business goals."
 
 
 
     Sibley joined Shire in 2005 and has served as Senior Vice President,
 Global Business Research and Intelligence, where her responsibilities
 included market research, competitive intelligence, new product commercial
 assessment and strategic forecasting. After just three years in this
 position, she was tapped to help create and manage the Company's Leadership
 Development unit.
 
 
 
     "Throughout her career, Charlotte has made it a priority to develop
 staff, ensuring they have the skills and support they need to grow and
 excel. Today, she actively mentors more than ten Shire colleagues and
 serves as a counselor for many more," said Anita Graham, Shire's Executive
 Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer.
 
 
 
     In 2007, Sibley worked with HBA to spearhead the E.D.G.E (Empowerment,
 Diversity, Growth, Excellence) in Leadership study, a groundbreaking
 research initiative that provided actionable recommendations on best
 practices for the recruitment, retention and advancement of women to the
 most senior roles within their corporate areas. Sibley was instrumental in
 coordinating the study, which included 19 of the top 50 life sciences
 (biotech and pharmaceutical) companies in the US and Europe.
 
 
 
     Sibley has spent over 25 years in the healthcare industry. Prior to
 joining Shire, she served as Vice President, Global Commercial Research and
 Health Outcomes for Millennium Pharmaceuticals. Earlier, she was Vice
 President, Global Business Research for Pharmacia Corporation (now Pfizer).
 Sibley also has worked for Johnson & Johnson, and Bristol-Myers Squibb. In
 addition, she is a past president of the HBA and a member of the HBA
 Advisory Board. Additionally, she is past president of the Pharmaceutical
 Business Research & Intelligence Group (PBIRG). She is also an Adjunct
 Professor at Columbia University Graduate School of Business. Sibley holds
 an MBA in Finance and Marketing from the University of Chicago Graduate
 School of Business, and an AB in French and German from Middlebury College.
 
 
 
     About Shire
 
 
 
     Shire's strategic goal is to become the leading specialty
 biopharmaceutical company that focuses on meeting the needs of the
 specialist physician. Shire focuses its business on attention deficit and
 hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), human genetic therapies (HGT),
 gastrointestinal (GI) and renal diseases. Shire's in-licensing, merger and
 acquisition efforts are focused on products in niche markets with strong
 intellectual property protection either in the US or Europe. To learn more
 about Shire, please visit www.shire.com.
 
 
 
 
 
     About The HBA
 
 
 
     The Healthcare Businesswomen's Association (HBA; www.hbanet.org) is
 celebrating its 30th year (1977-2007) as a global not-for-profit
 organization dedicated to furthering the advancement of women in healthcare
 worldwide. With 13 chapters and affiliates throughout the United States and
 Europe, the HBA is headquartered in New Jersey with offices in Philadelphia
 and Research Triangle Park. The HBA provides educational opportunities for
 women and men to develop cutting edge healthcare industry knowledge and
 leadership skills; recognizes outstanding women and men in the industry;
 provides opportunities for networking; creates greater visibility for women
 in the industry; fosters mentoring relationships; and serves as a conduit
 and sponsor for research on career advancement issues. The HBA has over
 4,000 individual members and nearly 130 corporate partners. It is widely
 recognized as the catalyst for the professional development and leadership
 of women in healthcare worldwide.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

SOURCE Healthcare Businesswomen's Association
    FAIRFIELD, N.J., Feb. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Healthcare
 Businesswomen's Association (HBA) today announced that the 2008 "Woman of
 the Year" is Charlotte Sibley, Senior Vice President, Leadership
 Development, Shire Pharmaceuticals.
 
 
 
     "Having devoted the majority of my career to cultivating and mentoring
 professional talent for several of the industry's leading companies, this
 is the most gratifying honor I could hope to receive," said Sibley. "This
 award is testament to the commitment of the HBA to developing talent,
 inspiring leadership and encouraging all professional women to serve as
 role models and mentors for others who aspire to learn and excel."
 
 
 
     Sibley will be honored at the HBA's 19th annual "Woman of the Year"
 (WOTY) Luncheon on Thursday, May 8, at the New York Hilton. Awards for
 Honorable Mentor, the Star Volunteer, and a group of "Rising Stars," noted
 for their invaluable accomplishments and contributions to the health care
 industry, will also be presented at the luncheon.
 
 
 
     While the HBA received many compelling nominations for the 2008 WOTY,
 the HBA Nominating Committee agreed that Sibley's talents and
 accomplishments personified the criteria for Woman of the Year, which
 includes success in the healthcare industry, strong leadership
 capabilities, proven mentoring skills, dedication, a commitment to giving
 back to women, and contributions to the community.
 
 
 
     "Charlotte's leadership talent and business acumen have proved
 invaluable to Shire on many levels," said Matthew Emmens, Chief Executive
 Officer, Shire. "In her role guiding our Leadership Development initiative,
 Charlotte's expertise will position us well as we continue nurturing our
 internal talent, and recruiting more exceptional professionals who provide
 valuable insight and support to achieving our strategic business goals."
 
 
 
     Sibley joined Shire in 2005 and has served as Senior Vice President,
 Global Business Research and Intelligence, where her responsibilities
 included market research, competitive intelligence, new product commercial
 assessment and strategic forecasting. After just three years in this
 position, she was tapped to help create and manage the Company's Leadership
 Development unit.
 
 
 
     "Throughout her career, Charlotte has made it a priority to develop
 staff, ensuring they have the skills and support they need to grow and
 excel. Today, she actively mentors more than ten Shire colleagues and
 serves as a counselor for many more," said Anita Graham, Shire's Executive
 Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer.
 
 
 
     In 2007, Sibley worked with HBA to spearhead the E.D.G.E (Empowerment,
 Diversity, Growth, Excellence) in Leadership study, a groundbreaking
 research initiative that provided actionable recommendations on best
 practices for the recruitment, retention and advancement of women to the
 most senior roles within their corporate areas. Sibley was instrumental in
 coordinating the study, which included 19 of the top 50 life sciences
 (biotech and pharmaceutical) companies in the US and Europe.
 
 
 
     Sibley has spent over 25 years in the healthcare industry. Prior to
 joining Shire, she served as Vice President, Global Commercial Research and
 Health Outcomes for Millennium Pharmaceuticals. Earlier, she was Vice
 President, Global Business Research for Pharmacia Corporation (now Pfizer).
 Sibley also has worked for Johnson & Johnson, and Bristol-Myers Squibb. In
 addition, she is a past president of the HBA and a member of the HBA
 Advisory Board. Additionally, she is past president of the Pharmaceutical
 Business Research & Intelligence Group (PBIRG). She is also an Adjunct
 Professor at Columbia University Graduate School of Business. Sibley holds
 an MBA in Finance and Marketing from the University of Chicago Graduate
 School of Business, and an AB in French and German from Middlebury College.
 
 
 
     About Shire
 
 
 
     Shire's strategic goal is to become the leading specialty
 biopharmaceutical company that focuses on meeting the needs of the
 specialist physician. Shire focuses its business on attention deficit and
 hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), human genetic therapies (HGT),
 gastrointestinal (GI) and renal diseases. Shire's in-licensing, merger and
 acquisition efforts are focused on products in niche markets with strong
 intellectual property protection either in the US or Europe. To learn more
 about Shire, please visit www.shire.com.
 
 
 
 
 
     About The HBA
 
 
 
     The Healthcare Businesswomen's Association (HBA; www.hbanet.org) is
 celebrating its 30th year (1977-2007) as a global not-for-profit
 organization dedicated to furthering the advancement of women in healthcare
 worldwide. With 13 chapters and affiliates throughout the United States and
 Europe, the HBA is headquartered in New Jersey with offices in Philadelphia
 and Research Triangle Park. The HBA provides educational opportunities for
 women and men to develop cutting edge healthcare industry knowledge and
 leadership skills; recognizes outstanding women and men in the industry;
 provides opportunities for networking; creates greater visibility for women
 in the industry; fosters mentoring relationships; and serves as a conduit
 and sponsor for research on career advancement issues. The HBA has over
 4,000 individual members and nearly 130 corporate partners. It is widely
 recognized as the catalyst for the professional development and leadership
 of women in healthcare worldwide.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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