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Here at PRA, employees across the globe are redefining what gender means in the workplace. About 73% of those employees are women. They empower one another with their dedication, hard work, and passion. They know what it means to rise up to the challenges we face in this industry.

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Nick Tate
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We celebrate women’s success and encourage their voices to be heard. We work without labels, and empower one another to be bold and bright.

In honor of International Women’s Day, we reached out to our employees for their insight on what it means to be a successful and strong leader.

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Can you describe your role, and how someone succeeds in it?

I am in a role that wasn’t invented when I came to PRA. So, what does that mean? Be aware of your talents and the needs of the business. Raise your hand. Create your role.

What does success mean to you, and how can women continue to achieve it?

Who do you look up to for inspiration?

What advice do you have for women in the workforce today?

What qualities make a great leader?

Only you define what your personal best is – don’t let others define you.

Jeannie Inge, Executive Director

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Can you describe your role, and how someone succeeds in it?

I am responsible for the operational oversight and customer relationships of large, key customer partnerships. In order to succeed in this role, one must understand that customer relationships are not all that different than personal ones. Continuous work and investment are required in order to keep them healthy and strong.

What does success mean to you, and how can women continue to achieve it?

Who do you look up to for inspiration?

What advice do you have for women in the workforce today?

What qualities make a great leader?

A great leader does not change her behaviors dependent upon the title of the person with whom she is interacting; she is true to herself and her team.

Nicole Duffey, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Strategic Solutions

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Can you describe your role, and how someone succeeds in it?

I am responsible for the global biometrics function which includes Statistics, Programming, Data Management and Data Analytics. In order to succeed in this role, you must understand the functional requirement within biometrics that motivates a successful employee. Leaders within the team must ensure we build a culture that encompasses a program for continued education, career development, and keeping up with industry trends. Leaders must understand the needs of our clients, and be able to adapt to the ever changing landscape of the function within clinical research.

What does success mean to you, and how can women continue to achieve it?

Who do you look up to for inspiration?

What advice do you have for women in the workforce today?

What qualities make a great leader?

The ability to be in a position where your praise can motivate others is a responsibility and a true measure of success.

Susan Schwarzwalder, Vice President, Biometrics Strategic Solutions

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Can you describe your role, and how someone succeeds in it?

I am the Vice President of Product Delivery in Product Registration. A successful leader in this role is a problem solver, a collaborator, team builder and empower of those around them.

What does success mean to you, and how can women continue to achieve it?

Who do you look up to for inspiration?

What advice do you have for women in the workforce today?

What qualities make a great leader?

Be your authentic self – don’t take on masculine attributes to fit in. Your femininity is an asset to the organization because it brings a different perspective.

Teresa Dunlap, Vice President, Product Delivery in Product Registration

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Can you describe your role, and how someone succeeds in it?

When people ask me what digital health is at its core, I tell them it’s enabling data and technology for better access and healthcare delivery for all patients. I started my career as the Clinical Nurse Specialist for the Division of Hematology/Oncology and then left academic medicine to build the first oncology EMR company.

Who do you look up to for inspiration?

What advice do you have for women in the workforce today?

What qualities make a great leader?

Don’t take no from someone who doesn’t have the authority to say yes.

Jane Quigley, RN BSN OCN, Senior Vice President and lead of all digital health

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Can you describe your role, and how someone succeeds in it?

I lead the Finance team and while it requires a degree of technical knowledge, it’s much more rounded than that. We often hear about the importance of ‘People/Process/Technology’ and I think having a balanced approach to all three is key. Getting noticed often starts from a core strength or specialism, but that alone will only get you so far. If too technical, then a senior role without people management is still attainable, but broader success comes from combining technical knowledge and skills with the individual.

What does success mean to you, and how can women continue to achieve it?

Who do you look up to for inspiration?

What advice do you have for women in the workforce today?

What qualities make a great leader?

Be yourself, know and develop your strengths, acknowledge and mitigate your weaknesses. We’re all incomplete, none of us can master everything, but we’re all good at something.

Robert Leftwich, Vice President, Finance & Accounting EAPA

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Can you describe your role, and how someone succeeds in it?

VP of Regulatory Operations and Site Lead in London Summit House. I lead a rapidly growing, diverse, driven and talented team. We deliver Global Regulatory full service offerings to a key client, alongside a number of services for our growing client base. I am also the Global Regulatory Affairs lead for a key client, ensuring client needs are met across Marketed Product Support. I believe that success in my role is determined through my enabling of others to succeed and by sincerely caring for my staff and striving for client satisfaction.

What does success mean to you, and how can women continue to achieve it?

Who do you look up to for inspiration?

What advice do you have for women in the workforce today?

What qualities make a great leader?

We are each in charge of our own success. Our perseverance, commitment and positive mindset will take us there, regardless of our sexuality.

Tracy Baldwin, Vice President, Global Regulatory Affairs, Regulatory Operations

For more insight on PRA’s diverse culture, visit our diversity page.