Catrice Holmes’ Impact Story

What does impact mean to you?

Impact is the ability to bring about change. Impact will allow one to change their minds, circumstances, and lives both personally and professionally.

Can you tell us what your current role is?

Currently, I work as a Project Manager for a well-known Pharmaceutical company. In this role, I ensure key process improvements are completed on time and within budget to continue to support the demand of drug products.

Thinking about impact, can you describe 2-3 projects or initiatives you were involved in that mark a major achievement for you in your role?

Recently, I lead an initiative to expose a group of high school students to Cell and Gene Therapy. The young ladies participated in several interactive activities, spoke with a panel of women in leadership, and had the ability to ask questions about science, STEM, and life in general.

In one of my roles at Novartis, I assisted with providing the rest of the world with a one-time drug treatment for babies with SMA. I loved saying that I save babies! 

How has your membership in WIB helped you in your professional growth?

Being a member of WIB has helped me reach a network of women from various industries, backgrounds, and cultures. This diverse group keeps me motivated and inspired to lead and always bring someone else up when I can. They have helped restore my confidence in my career path, ensuring me that I can accomplish everything I want and more. I have a new sisterhood that I’m so grateful for.

How do you plan to further your impact in the future?

The way I will further impact the future is by continuing to work hard as Co-Vice Chair of Young Women in Bio (YWIB), starting an after-school Science club/program with a local high school, and volunteering with Chocolate Chip and other like-minded organizations that are dedicated to showing girls that STEM is all-inclusive.

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