Heather Brown’s Impact Story

What does impact mean to you?

Impact means to use one’s skillset and talents to address problems that they are uniquely suited to solve. It is critical for each individual to identify their strengths and use those strengths to develop solutions to improve their communities. For me, I strive to impact positive change in my community, organization, and the world by applying my skillset to solve fundamental problems in the biotech space.

Can you tell us what your current role is?

My current role is the Account Manager for the Northeast at Enzo Life Sciences. In my role, I help connect scientists across various disciplines with scientific expertise, critical reagents, and technologies to push their projects forward. I apply creative problem-solving skills to decrease the gap between where a scientist is in their project vs. where they want to be. Most importantly, I have the privilege of getting to know people, learn about their work, and support them every step of the way.

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?

I have played an instrumental role in helping prominent cell and gene therapy companies get their life saving drugs to the next phase of development. This was possible through deep conversations to understand the science and growing cross-functional relationships to secure the resources and support needed to take the next step. – Being in a very person-facing role, my goal above all else is to make someone feel like they matter; because they do! Fostering this type of meaningful relationship beyond the transaction is of critical importance to continue to push science forward. Relationships are the foundation of our communities, so my initiative to build a relational based business is something I have the privilege to achieve every day.

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

Being a WIB member has helped me make important connections within my industry. I have been able to learn from people in so many ways and apply what I learn in my daily life. For example, how to stay up to date on the current technologies that will benefit me and people in my industry. I have also been able to mentor people earlier in their careers, while also being mentored by people later in their careers.

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

I plan to continue to develop and deploy my skills to drive positive advancements in the Biotechnology space. I plan to continue to pursue leadership positions to encourage and lead others toward their goals using my scientific expertise and passion for mentorship. Together we will bring new drugs, treatments, and technologies into the hands of people that need it to improve lives.

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