Podcast series sponsored by Bristol Myers Squibb
BOLD Innovators podcast series
The Black Organization for Leadership and Development (BOLD) accelerates Bristol Myers Squibb's business performance by fostering an inclusive environment that values the contributions of Black employees equally with others. The BOLD podcast series, BOLD Innovators, highlights BMS leaders and their career journeys. It provides an authentic, personal perspective on how they shaped their careers, overcame hurdles and contributed to our mission of helping patients prevail over serious diseases.
All sessions hosted by Bryant Powell, BOLD Lead, Social and Digital Media.
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- Business Insights
- Healthcare and drugs
Paying it Forward: Kwame Sarpong, Business Insights & Analytics Rotational Development Program
In this month’s episode, we have the pleasure of speaking with Kwame Sarpong, Business Insights & Analytics Rotational Development Program Associate. Kwame is currently responsible for evaluating business processes, identifying needs and developing strategies to maximize opportunities for cardiovascular drugs to help patients on a global scale.
Kwame discussed the importance of broadening the availability of medications across the world to developing countries. As a Guinea citizen, Kwame is passionate about being part of the solution for bringing affordable healthcare and drugs to the western part of Africa and eventually all of Africa. He is driven to be a part of solutions which aid developing countries in need of affordable drugs.
Kwame attributes BOLD for providing an opportunity for professional development. He continually pays it forward by providing mentorship to others on how to navigate their career path. Kwame advises others to not be afraid to put yourself out there to network and to be uncomfortable by taking on roles you have never done before.
- Problem Solving
- Risk Taking
- CV Sales
Discovering Opportunities: Featuring Antoinette (Toni) Brock, Vice President, Corporate Analytics and Transparency
- International Working
- Working abroad
Mobile Mission: Featuring Amadou Diarra, Senior Vice President of Global Policies and Government Affairs
- Healthy Disruptions
- Stage 4 Breast Cancer
- Atiba Page
Speak Up, Speak Out: Atiba Page, Manager Talent Acquisition, Diversity Recruitment
In this month’s episode, we have the pleasure of speaking with Atiba Page, Manager of Talent Acquisition, Diversity Recruitment. Atiba is a magnetic and energetic diversity and inclusion leader that enjoys collaborations with her peers and community leaders to create healthy disruptions. Currently, Atiba is developing and facilitating innovative diversity and inclusion programs across the Bristol Myers Squibb enterprise.
Diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer, Atiba delivers a message of the importance of recognizing that even when someone may be going through something detrimental, like cancer, they can still contribute, have energy and desire to impact their community. In Atiba’s case, her community includes new friends and family undergoing cancer therapies where she brings a positive message of hope and not giving up.
- Growth Mindset
- Wake Forest University
- Temple University
- Gregg Jewett
Development DJ: Featuring Gregg Jewett, Senior Director, Development & Commercial Alliances
- Authentic Self
- Kyna Gooden
- Howard University
Authentic Self: Featuring Kyna Gooden, Executive Director, Hematology and CAR-T WW HEOR
- No Fear
- Yvette Lincoln
No Fear: Featuring Yvette Lincoln, Director, Process and Innovation
- Outside the Box
- Shamika Williams
Out of the Box Thinkers: Featuring Shamika Williams, BOLD, Global Lead