"INSPIRE THEM YOUNG" INITIATIVE - POWERED BY ALBRIGHT
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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.
THE "INSPIRE THEM YOUNG" GRANT
THE 2019 GRANT RECIPIENT
Fatima AlZahra’a Alatraktchi, Founder of PreDiagnose and Associate Professor at RUC received the Inspire Them Young Grant on 16th. January 2020.
THE 2018 GRANT RECIPIENT
Signe Spliid Dahl, VP, QM & RA at Ferrosan Medical Devices, is awarded the “Inspire Them Young” grant for her role model behavior and for being an inspiration to young, aspiring female leaders.
ABOUT THE GRANT
Every year the “Inspire them young” initiative rewards with a grant of DKK 10.000:
1) A promising young female Life Science leadership talent, or
2) An institution promoting collaboration between academia and the Life Science industry, or
3) An institution excelling within the teachings of Science, Technology, Engineering and/or Mathematics (STEM)
The grant is funded by Albright.
If you want to nominate a candidate for the 2019/2020 grant, please contact Albright at: firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 15th. December 2019.
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).