International Women’s Day with Vinessa Pearson, Bristol Myers Squibb

As a woman-owned business, we are honored to share the stories and messages of incredible woman leaders across a variety of industries for our International Women’s Day blog series.

This interview is with Vinessa Pearson, Chief of Staff at Bristol Myers Squibb.

Why do you think it’s important to celebrate International Women’s Day?

It’s important to celebrate International Women’s Day because we need to highlight the significant contributions of women and the importance of education and opportunities for women.

What motivates you to be a leader in your industry?

I’m motivated by the tremendous opportunities the healthcare industry has to improve patients’ lives. The global pandemic increased the confidence and trust in healthcare. I’m privileged to be a part of improving global healthcare.

Are there any female leaders that have inspired you throughout your career?

Shirley Chisholm inspired me to reach for aspirational goals without having a role model.

What advice or message would you share with young women who are looking to build their careers?

Never stop learning, build relationships and help others along the way. It doesn’t cost anything to show kindness and care.

Read the rest of our International Women’s Day blog series here.

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