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We Can



We are thrilled to share the remarkable achievements of the inaugural 'Together We Can' Summit held on 12 July 2023, at the London Salesforce Tower. The event garnered immense support and enthusiasm, with an impressive turnout of 165 attendees!

The 'Together We Can' Summit was an embodiment of our steadfast commitment to fostering an inclusive community and promoting diversity within the life sciences industry.Featuring insightful panel discussions, engaging student workshop, networking opportunities, and an inspiring keynote, we came together as a collective force, united by the shared vision of driving positive change and empowering black professionals.


As we move forward, we invite you to stay connected with Black Pharma and be part of our mission to drive positive change in the industry. Keep an eye on our website and social media platforms for updates on upcoming events, initiatives, and opportunities to be actively involved. Together, we can create a lasting impact!


Bringing Community and Industry Together.

Our Annual "Together We Can" Summit brings the Black Pharma community together to create a positive impact across the Pharmaceutical industry.


Meet our expert panel of speakers

Panel 1

"The Hidden Power of ERGs"

The voices of ERGs are powerful.

ERGs are an effective platform to cultivate inclusive company cultures, retain high-performing talent and achieve external social impact.


Join us as we speak with our expert panel of ERG Leaders across the pharmaceutical industry on how we can do more to ensure the voices of diverse employees are heard.


Tej Grewal


Global R&D Talent Acquisition Leader at Jazz Pharmaceuticals


Pascal Philips

Senior Multi Channel Engagement Manager / DEI ERG Leader at Eli Lilly 


Beau Burton

Head of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging at Jazz Pharmaceuticals


Omar Ahmed

Business Process Optimisation Manager / ERG Founder at GSK

Panel 2

"Reaching Diverse Patients Where They Are"

Diverse clinical trials are an important component of global health equity. Join our panel of experienced principal investigators and DEI advocates as we unpack the barriers, opportunities and ambitions for greater representation in clinical trials.


Dr Adaugo (Diggi) Onyeador


Medical Manager at Novartis UK/ Co-Founder at Alafia


Sittana Abdelmagid

Early Phase Research Matron at NIHR St George’s Clinical Research Facility

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Dr. John FW Ndikum

Pharmaceutical Physician, Oncology Medical Affairs at Astellas Pharma


Xoli Belgrave

Senior Director at Parexel, Head of Patient Inclusion

Keynote Speaker

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Dr John Bolodeoku

Consultant Chemical Pathologist and Pharmaceutical Physician 

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