You can see Ruth Salmon’s and Kimberly Harrington’s working relationship at its most genuine when you ask them to talk about each other. They both start in and, after realizing they are talking over one another, both politely offer the floor to the other. They exchange a laugh and eventually take turns detailing the mutual respect and inspiration their mentorship affords.
Salmon and Harrington joined Bristol Myers Squibb in 2019 by way of Celgene, and they met for the first time in the kitchen of the company’s Immuno-oncology and Cell Therapy Thematic Research Center (IO-CT TRC) in Seattle. Neither knew at the time that small talk about yogurt and lemon curd would be the start of a powerful mentorship that would lead both women into some of the most exciting and meaningful work of their careers.
Hear Kim share memories of her first meeting with Ruth