ARTICLE | Politics & Policy

Industry leaders take stand against sexism

February 5, 2016 4:12 AM UTC
Updated on Mar 9, 2020 at 6:41 PM UTC

More than 230 leaders of the biopharma industry have signed an open letter expressing outrage and calling for an end to the use of "scantily clad" female models and dancers at professional networking events.

The letter was circulated by Kate Bingham and Karen Bernstein in response to the LifeSci Advisors After Party that occurred during the week of the JPMorgan Healthcare Conference in San Francisco, "where young, female models were brought in to escort the guests on buses to the Exploratorium and to mingle with the crowd," according to the letter. ...