Priyanka Dutta-Passecker is the Co-founder of WU EA FLN (WU Executive Academia Female Leaders Network). A platform that aims not only to provide opportunities for sharing ideas and experiences but also actively supports women in their personal and professional development. Priyanka is a Business Strategist and Entrepreneur, CEO of Healiva SA (Swiss start-up in cell therapy) as well as corporate head of sales, business development, and marketing in Bioseutica Group (family-owned pharma company). Priyanka has demonstrated her competency to drive profitability through strategic growth, business and market analysis based on scientific and clinical expertise. She is a highly energetic and persuading communicator with an understanding of emerging technologies, scientific challenges, needs and future prospects for a successful long-term continued business model.
It is key to give equal opportunities to men and women. There should not be any gender bias in terms of responsibilities, salaries, or work hours. We (WU EA FLN) address this issue very often and actively support initiatives to promote equal opportunities for women in Austria and within Europe. It is critical for me to support women in their career development while at the same time spreading awareness about their mental health and general wellbeing as a neuroscientist.