Innovation is a key component of growth in the medical and pharmaceutical industry. No one knows this better than Patricia Zilliox, Ph.D. She has spent 25 years in global clinical development in ophthalmology and 30 years at Alcon. Her work has helped further the quest for solutions to degenerative eye diseases in children.
But how did she find herself doing this work? She went to school for pharmacy but her love of research and development helped push her into working with ophthalmology. Listen as she shares more about her history and passion for developing solutions for various eye diseases.
One of Patricia’s biggest roles has been to help secure funding for various projects. She shares her experiences with starting fundraisers and why she hasn’t felt that being a woman in a man’s world has made it harder.
Most important is Patricia’s advice to all women who find themselves in career paths that need innovation or growth. One of the most important skills for all women to develop is confidence. You are in your role and in your field because you know something about it. Don’t be afraid to let your confidence show.
Listen in as we chat all about the pharmaceutical industry-specific to ophthalmology and why women need to embrace innovation and growth.
- [02:07] Welcome Patricia Zilliox to discuss innovation in role development.
- [03:08] How did Patricia find herself in R&D and pharmaceuticals?
- [05:08] Does the public understand gene therapy and eye health?
- [06:09] How does she look at leadership?
- [07:30] Has the pandemic affected her work or life?
- [09:02] Are there ways to help people think outside of the box?
- [11:10] How her work is affecting the lives of young people.
- [12:38] Learn how she handles stressors throughout her day and career.
- [14:45] Why it is important to pick your battles.
- [16:11] Who does she turn to in order to stay knowledgeable in her field?
- [19:01] Has she found success in fundraising?
- [20:57] Hear Patricia’s last bit of advice on innovating in your field.
- [22:38] Connect with Patricia.
Links and Resources:
Patricia on LinkedIn
Watch the interview here.