SAN ANTONIO, Texas and NORTHBROOK, Ill., April 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The PGA TOUR and Astellas Pharma US, Inc. ("Astellas"), a U.S. subsidiary of Tokyo-based Astellas Pharma Inc. (Tokyo: 4503), today will feature acclaimed researcher and author Dr. Helen Fisher at the Astellas Presents Executive Women's Day, a day-long forum focusing on professional, health-related and personal development discussions, at the Valero Texas Open.
"I'm honored to participate as a keynote speaker at the PGA TOUR's Executive Women's Day and have an opportunity to share my scientific findings on the Female Mind and how it's changing the business world," said Dr. Fisher, a biological anthropologist. "This new initiative is a wonderful opportunity to showcase the quality and quantity of successful female businesswomen in the local communities the TOUR visits."
Today's invite-only event offers a breakfast panel, topic-specific breakout sessions, networking opportunities and a keynote speaker. Featured speakers include:
- Keynote Speaker Dr. Helen Fisher: A research professor at Rutgers University, Fisher has authored several books on gender, sexuality and relationships. She also serves as the Chief Scientific Advisor to the Internet dating site, Chemistry.com, a division of Match.com. Her keynote address is entitled, "The Female Mind: The Natural Talents of Women and How They are Changing the Business World."
- Panel Speaker Lynn Hickey: Hickey is the Assistant Vice President/Athletic Director at the University of Texas at San Antonio. She was named the National Association of Collegiate Women Athletics Administrators 2005 Division I-AAA Administrator of the Year and was highlighted by the San Antonio Express-News as its 2010 Sportswoman of the Year.
- Panel Speaker Kim Bowers: Bowers is the Chief Executive Officer and President of CST Brands, Inc., and Executive Vice President of Valero Energy Corporation. She also serves on the Executive Committee of United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County, and chairs the United Way's Coordinating Council.
- Panel Speaker Lori Warren: Warren is the Senior Vice President Finance and Corporate Admin of Spurs Sports & Entertainment. In 2011, she was named as one of San Antonio's Best CFOs by the San Antonio Business Journal and is a member of the Board of Trustees of the United Way of Bexar County.
"We thank Astellas for supporting the Valero Texas Open and creating opportunities for personal growth and networking for female professionals in the San Antonio area," said Larson Segerdahl, Tournament Director, Valero Texas Open.
Today's event is a component of the PGA TOUR's Women's Initiative, sponsored by Astellas and designed to provide women with information that promotes their overall well-being. Astellas and the PGA TOUR are working together to inform women about important health and wellness issues, encourage discussion on those topics and create opportunities to talk and learn about them.
"Astellas is thrilled to engage women in a meaningful and productive way through today's event," said Pamela Buford, Director, Consumer Marketing at Astellas. "We are committed to creating opportunities like these that empower women and contribute to the local community."
Astellas Pharma US, Inc., located in Northbrook, Illinois, is a U.S. affiliate of Tokyo-based Astellas Pharma Inc. Astellas is a pharmaceutical company dedicated to improving the health of people around the world through the provision of innovative and reliable pharmaceutical products. The organization is committed to becoming a global category leader in focused areas by combining outstanding R&D and marketing capabilities. For more information about Astellas Pharma US, Inc., please visit our website at www.astellas.us.
The Astellas culture and brand is committed to building community, helping others, encouraging integrity and inspiring people to make a difference, today, tomorrow and every day.
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SOURCE Astellas Pharma US, Inc.