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Joanna Sykes

Global Operations Graduate, AstraZeneca

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You are just as capable as anyone else to be a successful leader.

WHAT DO YOU DO?

I work to ensure that my organisation can deliver life saving medicines to patients every day.

WHY DID YOU CHOOSE THIS FIELD?

Having studied biology at University, I found that I was really interested in working for a company that had an aim to help people.

WHAT DO YOU LOOK AT & THINK, "I WISH YOUNGER ME WOULD HAVE KNOWN THIS WAS POSSIBLE?"

I managed to get a First Class Molecular Biology Degree, followed by a Distinction in a Biotechnology and Business Management Masters Degree. I never thought that would be possible whilst I was at school!

WHY DO YOU LOVE WORKING IN STEM?

I enjoy the fact that every day is different. There are endless job roles within pharmaceuticals, and so I will always have the opportunity to learn

BEST ADVICE FOR NEXT GENERATION?

You are just as capable as anyone else to be a successful leader.

INSPO / FUN FACT

"The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don't have any." - Alice Walker