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Tarsis Lopez
Associate Director, External and Digital Communications
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Astellas is a global pharmaceutical company dedicated to improving the health of people around the world through the provision of innovative and reliable pharmaceutical products. Our headquarters for the Americas is based in Northbrook, Illinois. For more information about the company, visit our website at You can also follow us on Twitter at @AstellasUS, Facebook at or LinkedIn at


Women in Action 2016 is connecting the women of Astellas and teenage girls to inspire leadership and confidence to lead their best lives, overcome challenges and succeed by making meaningful contributions that improve the global society. The Astellas women’s conference underscores the value the company places on the contributions of women and a commitment to encouraging female empowerment. This extraordinary event will include transcendent female speakers and hands-on workshops – separate tracks for women and teens – that build skills and develop competencies.


Astellas has made a profound commitment to diversity and inclusion. Women In Action 2016 is one way Astellas hopes to empower women and teen girls to enhance their leadership skills, to share their experiences as women in the workplace and to develop lasting mentoring relationships. Our marquee speakers will pack knowledge, confidence, and punch into this two-day event.


Thursday, July 14 – Full day of events and workshops (8:00 am – 7:45 pm)
Friday, July 15 – Half day of events (7:30 am – Noon)


McCormick Place
2301 S. Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60616