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Women in Leadership Spotlight: Women’s Health Month: Jade Curley

We’re highlighting some of the amazing Women in Leadership for Women’s Health Month. Today, let’s get to know Jade Curley.

Name: Jade Curley

Job Title: Recruiter II

1. Personal Journey

Can you share a bit about your personal journey and how you came to be a leader in the life sciences industry?

What challenges did you face on your path to leadership, and how did you navigate them?

Deciding to pursue recruiting over teaching like many others in the organization, I faced some challenges in the form of judgment from others; “I can’t believe you can leave teaching!” “What about the kids?” “Won’t you regret abandoning the career path you received your master’s in?” Though it wasn’t an easy decision, I can confidently say that becoming a recruiter was one of the best choices I’ve ever made. It offers a work-life balance that teaching never could, and I’ve also formed meaningful connections in an environment where I feel valued.

2. Inspirations and Role Models

Who were your inspirations or role models as you pursued your career in the life sciences?How have role models influenced your approach to leadership?

My good friend had been in recruitment for years, and I always looked at the flexibility her job provided her and wanted the same. She guided me through the process, and I am forever grateful for her support!

3. Professional Accomplishments

What are some of the key accomplishments in your career that you are most proud of, particularly in the realm of women’s health in the life sciences industry?

Can you share any initiatives or projects you’ve led or currently working on Planet Pharma?

I don’t know if this is considered an accomplishment, but my overall knowledge and appreciation of the biopharma/women’s health industry have grown substantially since starting at Planet Pharma. I have had the opportunity to speak to many intelligent women who are passionate about treating patients, and it has been one of my favorite parts of this job.

4. Work-Life Balance at Planet Pharma

How does Planet Pharma prioritize work-life balance for its employees, especially for women in leadership roles?

Have you found strategies or practices at Planet Pharma that have helped you maintain a healthy balance between your professional and personal life?

The hybrid work model at Planet Pharma has been life-changing for me. It allows me to prioritize my physical and mental health by providing more time at home to workout, walk my dogs, and cook fresh food. It also allows me to travel home to MA for long periods so I can spend time with friends and family without having to rush.

5. Future Directions

Where do you see the future of women’s health heading within the life sciences industry, and what role do you envision for women leaders in shaping this future?

What advice would you give to women who want to follow in similar footsteps? 

From a recruiter standpoint, I will continue to provide the best candidates possible to companies supporting Women’s Health!

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