We stand together in the pharma industry as one

Vision

To drive the transformation of the life sciences landscape for women of color.

Mission

To empower women of color in pharma and the life sciences to excel in their personal and professional development and to transform their pathway and the pathway of others.

Commitment

Bring together women of color in pharma in a nurturing environment to promote personal and professional development.

Our Values

Self Investment & Entrepreneurship | Thought Leadership | Innovation | Stewardship | Authentic Connection | Personal & Professional Growth | Nurturing & Safe Environment

Our Why

Creating a nurturing and safe environment for self-reflection and discovery amongst Black and Latina women to foster personal and professional growth that will address a critical gap required to promote innovation and leadership.

Our Members

Our Primary audience are Black and Latina women professionals currently employed by pharmaceutical companies across all levels. Our secondary audience are Black and Latina women with potential to initiate careers in pharmaceutical sector within the next 3 years.

The Value of WOCIP

  • Investment in self
  • Access to resources to enable personal and professional development
  • Collaboration/Connectivity with others
  • Giving knowledge to others outside of the pharmaceutical industry and laying a foundation for their entry into the industry
  • Transformation of the pharmaceutical industry with women of color who are prepared to thrive in the corporate environment

2022 WOCIP Executive Board

Charlotte Jones-Burton Charlotte Jones-Burton, MD, MS

Charlotte Jones-Burton, MD, MS

Founder & President, WOCIP
Monique Adams Monique Adams, MS, PhD

Monique Adams, MS, PhD

Vice-President, WOCIP
Katrina High Katrina High

Katrina High

Secretary, WOCIP
Jamila Watkins Jamila Watkins, MBA

Jamila Watkins, MBA

Treasurer, WOCIP
Patricia-Cornet Patricia Cornet

Patricia Cornet

Founding Member At-Large
Jacqueline Gerena Jacqueline Gerena, MBA

Jacqueline Gerena, MBA

Director of WOCIP Committees,  WOCIP
Annie Harris Annie Harris

Annie Harris

Founding Member At-Large
Angelique Hopkins Angelique Hopkins, PhD

Angelique Hopkins, PhD

Director of Partnership Development, WOCIP
Kemi Olugemo Kemi Olugemo, MD

Kemi Olugemo, MD

Director of Communications, WOCIP
Keniesha Watford-Woods Keniesha Watford-Woods

Keniesha Watford-Woods

Director of Marketing, WOCIP
Lorena Kuri Lorena Kuri, MA

Lorena Kuri, MA

Director of Global Leadership, WOCIP
Nicole Quash Nicole Quash

Nicole Quash

Director of Information Technology, WOCIP
Jacqueline Tubens Jacqueline Tubens, MSN

Jacqueline Tubens, MSN

Director of Communications,
Cultural Lead
, WOCIP
Kimberly Gray Kimberly Gray, MS

Kimberly Gray, MS

Director of Community Engagement, WOCIP
 
Wande Osuntokun Wande Osuntokun

Wande Osuntokun

Director of Global Leadership,
Europe Lead
, WOCIP
Marissa Escobar Quinones Marissa Escobar Quinones, PharmD

Marissa Escobar Quinones, PharmD

Director of Community Engagement,
Cultural Lead
, WOCIP
Gwen Joseph-Charles Gwen Joseph-Charles

Gwen Joseph-Charles

Director of Conference Management, WOCIP
Terry-Ann-Cooper Terry-Ann Cooper, JD

Terry-Ann Cooper, JD

Director of Compliance/Legal/Security, WOCIP
Monique Philips Monique Philips, MS

Monique Philips, MS

Director of Community Engagement, WOCIP
Chudney Sykes Chudney Sykes, MFA

Chudney Sykes, MFA

Director of Partnership Development, WOCIP
Dale McElveen Dale McElveen, MBA

Dale McElveen, MBA

Director of Membership, WOCIP
Taj Nero Taj Nero

Taj Nero

Director of Professional Development, WOCIP

2022 WOCIP Committee Chairs

LaToya_Coffey Latoya Coffey, PhD

Latoya Coffey, PhD

Operating Committee Chair
Elaine-Gamble Elaine Gamble, MBA

Elaine Gamble, MBA

Membership Chair
Serena_Goodwin Serena Goodwin, MBA

Serena Goodwin, MBA

Fundraising Chair
Kimberly Gray Kimberly Gray, MS

Kimberly Gray, MS

Internal Member Engagement Chair
Annie Harris Annie Harris,MBA, CPM

Annie Harris,MBA, CPM

Corporate Engagement Chair
Chudney Sykes Chudney Sykes, MFA

Chudney Sykes, MFA

Development Committee Chair
Ronke_Tullett Ronke Tullett

Ronke Tullett

Programs Chair

Founding Members Our true strength comes from within each other.

Founder

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DR. CHARLOTTE JONES-BURTON

Co-Founder

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PATRICIA CORNET

WOCIP means being able to help provide an atmosphere of positive encouragement for Women of Color to feel more confident to reach their personal potential in the corporate environment. Being a part of a group that focuses on nourishing and boosting self-confidence in others in everything we do, is so very rewarding to me!

Annie B. Harris

WOCIP means being able to help provide an atmosphere of positive encouragement for Women of Color to feel more confident to reach their personal potential in the corporate environment. Being a part of a group that focuses on nourishing and boosting self-confidence in others in everything we do, is so very rewarding to me!
WOCIP has provided me with a network of professional women in places I always wanted to be and didn’t know where to start. I am eternally grateful for this powerful experience.

Ambre Brown Morley

WOCIP has provided me with a network of professional women in places I always wanted to be and didn’t know where to start. I am eternally grateful for this powerful experience.
WOCIP means being comfortable with who I am as a multidimensional, multifaceted, and fearless woman. Recognizing that I along with my sisters, can and will succeed without the sociological limitations placed upon us by those who feel threatened by the inevitable rise of power in the relentless, dignified and spirited woman of color!

Keniesha Watford-Woods

WOCIP means being comfortable with who I am as a multidimensional, multifaceted, and fearless woman. Recognizing that I along with my sisters, can and will succeed without the sociological limitations placed upon us by those who feel threatened by the inevitable rise of power in the relentless, dignified and spirited woman of color!
WOCIP represents the best of what diversity and inclusion does for and within an industry – cultivating bold leaders who drive business results! Being part of this incredible group of women has inspired me to go farther and higher than I ever imagined. We serve as role models for each other and are committed to mentoring emerging leaders in the pharma industry and beyond. I am honored to have contributed to the establishment of WOCIP.

Marianne A. Fray

WOCIP represents the best of what diversity and inclusion does for and within an industry – cultivating bold leaders who drive business results! Being part of this incredible group of women has inspired me to go farther and higher than I ever imagined. We serve as role models for each other and are committed to mentoring emerging leaders in the pharma industry and beyond. I am honored to have contributed to the establishment of WOCIP.
WOCIP, to me, means a sisterhood.  It means women who have chosen to get their hands a little dirty to ensure that we all do better, now and in the future.  It is a vehicle that will help to ensure that the legacy of women of color in the pharma industry is understood and told.”

Dr. Monet Sifford-Wilson

WOCIP, to me, means a sisterhood.  It means women who have chosen to get their hands a little dirty to ensure that we all do better, now and in the future.  It is a vehicle that will help to ensure that the legacy of women of color in the pharma industry is understood and told.”
WOCIP is an exciting movement that supports, connects, builds and inspires women to reimagine our vision and passion for our careers. It has been a great opportunity for me to learn and grow from exceptional women.

Shamika Williams

WOCIP is an exciting movement that supports, connects, builds and inspires women to reimagine our vision and passion for our careers. It has been a great opportunity for me to learn and grow from exceptional women.
WOCIP inspires women to Show Up at their absolute best and Thrive! WOCIP is the true definition of strong, visionary and exemplary women. Being a part of the birth of such a wonderful organization inspired me to dare to reach beyond the apex of any limitations and soar as far as I wanted to in my career! It has been an exciting and humbling experience to be in this network of passionate and powerful women.

Tope Osiyemi

WOCIP inspires women to Show Up at their absolute best and Thrive! WOCIP is the true definition of strong, visionary and exemplary women. Being a part of the birth of such a wonderful organization inspired me to dare to reach beyond the apex of any limitations and soar as far as I wanted to in my career! It has been an exciting and humbling experience to be in this network of passionate and powerful women.

2022 WOCIP Advisory Council

AIGVice President, Global Sourcing & Procurement

Glenn Adelman, MSJ

AIG
Vice President, Global Sourcing & Procurement
MerckManaging Director MSD Chile at MSD LATAM

Conrod Kelly, MBA

Merck
Managing Director MSD Chile at MSD LATAM
Winston & Strawn LLP’s FDAPartner, FDA Practice Leader

Winston S. Kirton, JD

Winston & Strawn LLP’s FDA
Partner, FDA Practice Leader
Genentech RocheGlobal Head Health Equity and Population Science

Nicole Richie, PhD

Genentech Roche
Global Head Health Equity and Population Science
Johnson & JohnsonGlobal Head of HR R&D, Digital and External Innovation, MedTech

Fernando Salinas, MBA

Johnson & Johnson
Global Head of HR R&D, Digital and External Innovation, MedTech
MedidataExecutive Vice President, Global Professional Services

Joe Schmidt

Medidata
Executive Vice President, Global Professional Services
Johnson & JohnsonSenior Director & Strategy Lead, Child Health Innovation Leadership Department (CHILD)

Pamela Simpkins, MBA, CFA

Johnson & Johnson
Senior Director & Strategy Lead, Child Health Innovation Leadership Department (CHILD)
AmgenSenior Vice President, Global Marketing, Access & Capabilities (GMAC)

Susan Sweeney, MPH

Amgen
Senior Vice President, Global Marketing, Access & Capabilities (GMAC)
Alexion/AstraZenecaCorporate Affairs Executive, Corporate Board Member, Talent Developer & Rare Disease Champion

Tamar Thompson, MS

Alexion/AstraZeneca
Corporate Affairs Executive, Corporate Board Member, Talent Developer & Rare Disease Champion
Gilead Sciences, IncExecutive Director and Regional General Manager of Africa in the Global Patient Solutions (GPS)

Christopher C. Whitfield, MBA

Gilead Sciences, Inc
Executive Director and Regional General Manager of Africa in the Global Patient Solutions (GPS)

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