We stand together in the pharma industry as one

Vision

To enable the transformation of the pharmaceutical professional landscape for women of color.

Mission

To empower women of color in pharma to excel in their personal and professional development and to transform their pathway within the pharmaceutical industry.

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

Our Founders

Dr. Charlotte Jones-Burton                 and                      Patricia Cornet

Dr. Charlotte Jones-Burton and Patricia Cornet

Founding Members Our true strength comes from within each other.

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.

Board of Directors

Monique Adams
Monique Adams, PhD

Monique Adams, PhD

Vice-President, WOCIP
Charlotte Jones-Burton
Charlotte Jones-Burton, M.D., M.S.

Charlotte Jones-Burton, M.D., M.S.

Co-Founder, President, 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
Jacqueline Gerena
Jacqueline Gerena, MBA

Jacqueline Gerena, MBA

Director of Professional Development,
Clutural Lead,  WOCIP
Kimberly Gray
Kimberly Gray, MS

Kimberly Gray, MS

Director of Community Engagement, WOCIP
 
Annie Harris
Annie Harris

Annie Harris

Director of Information Technology, WOCIP
Katrina High
Katrina High

Katrina High

Secretary, WOCIP
Angelique Hopkins
Angelique Hopkins, PhD

Angelique Hopkins, PhD

Director of Partnership Development, WOCIP
Lorena Kuri
Lorena Kuri, MA

Lorena Kuri, MA

Director of Global Leadership, WOCIP
Dale McElveen
Dale McElveen, MBA

Dale McElveen, MBA

Director of Membership, WOCIP
Taj Nero
Taj Nero

Taj Nero

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

Kemi Olugemo, MD

Director of Communications, WOCIP
Wande Osuntokun
Wande Osuntokun

Wande Osuntokun

Director of Global Leadership,
Europe Lead
, WOCIP
Monique Philips
Monique Philips, MS

Monique Philips, MS

Director of Community Engagement, WOCIP
Nicole Quash
Nicole Quash

Nicole Quash

Director of Information Technology, WOCIP
Marissa Escobar Quinones
Marissa Escobar Quinones, PharmD

Marissa Escobar Quinones, PharmD

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

Chudney Sykes, MFA

Director of Partnership Development, WOCIP
Jacqueline Tubens
Jacqueline Tubens, MSN

Jacqueline Tubens, MSN

Director of Communications,
Cultural Lead
, WOCIP
Jamila Watkins
Jamila Watkins, MBA

Jamila Watkins, MBA

Treasurer, WOCIP
Keniesha Watford-Woods
Keniesha Watford-Woods

Keniesha Watford-Woods

Director of Marketing, WOCIP

Advisory Council

CEO

Trudy Bourgeois

CEO & President Work Force Excellence
CEO, Maternity Care Coalition

Marianne Fray

CEO, Maternity Care Coalition
Health Economist, Adviser,
Trend Weaver

Jane Sarasohn-Kahn

Health Economist, Adviser, Trend Weaver
CEO,
Vitiello Communications Group

Jill Vitiello

CEO, Vitiello Communications Group

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