Research!America member Horizon Pharma recently became an inaugural partner and first biopharmaceutical company to sign on to Together We Lead, an initiative of the Washington Area Women’s Foundation (WAWF) designed to create a space for women at various levels of partner companies to come together with their peers to understand the most effective strategies for advancing women leaders. There has been wide recognition throughout the biopharmaceutical industry that C-level positions are overwhelmingly held by men, yet companies benefit from diverse voices in leadership roles. In response to this, the Biotechnology Innovation Organization has set a goal for their members to increase representation of women in C-suite level positions to 50% by 2025. By partnering with WAWF on Together We lead, Horizon is taking an active role in engaging upcoming women leaders in R&D. “At Horizon Pharma, we are committed to making greater strides in diversity and inclusion as we know that when you assemble people with distinct differences – differences in technical capabilities, professional backgrounds, personal experiences and with differing levels of expertise – this translates to strong R&D teams, clinical trials, and strong companies that are nimble and creative in their problem solving,” said Synim Rivers of Horizon Pharma.