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Dana Bates, Gilead Sciences
manages is a
because she is
creating her role
on a daily basis."
ana Bates, one of the four life sciences
professionals honored as an Emerging
Leader in the LTEN Excellence Awards,
is manager, managed markets, commercial
learning & development for Gilead Sciences.
Bates was nominated by Jeﬀ Draper, associate
director, managed markets and operations,
commercial learning & development, for
"Dana keeps a positive attitude at all times,"
Draper said. "is attitude allows her to gain
commitment from stakeholders and move
projects forward in order to make sure the
project is completed on time. ese are
qualities that will help Dana lead and support a
team in the future."
In nominating Bates for the LTEN honor,
Draper highlighted three qualities that helps
* Leading with authority - Bates is very
eﬀective at managing several layers of
management to ensure decisions are made
* Being results-focused - Bates would oen
step in and take over as needed to ensure
projects are completed on time and with
* Being a problem-solver - She finds a way to
solve problems by working through the
organization to tie the appropriate resource
to the right solution, Draper said.
Bates recently completed onboarding, training and implementing a national meeting for a
new team at Gilead, support path managers.
is required two separate training classes for
18 support path managers and their leadership
team. Aer the successful event, Bates was
asked to lead Gilead's national meeting and all
workshops for the team.
Dana Bates with her colleague Corey Padovano of
"What is even more impressive about Dana's
success is that she volunteered to lead these
initiatives, which were outside of her daily
responsibilities," Draper said.
"Overall, Dana had been a significant
contributor to the department. Everything she
manages is a 'Gilead first,' because she is
creating her role on a daily basis," Draper said.
"ese are the behaviors we look for in an
emerging leader at Gilead and I have no doubt
she will emerge as one."
Of course, having the right attitude helps.
"Dana has a very humble yet endearing
quality which allows her to move through and
with an organization even when faced with
unfamiliar deliverables and resources," Draper
said. "Her results-focused attitude and
relentless pursuit to 'do it right every time' will
provide her the career growth at Gilead she is
aspiring to achieve." ■
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Focus Supplement - Summer 2015
Table of Contents
Introducing the LTEN Excellence Awards
The Winners Revealed
Profiles of Winning Work
Dana Bates, Gilead Sciences
Lisa Lukawski, UCB
Rorie Madigan, Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics
Luis Pinzon, Bayer Healthcare
Axion by ApotheCom
Awards Poster Session: Excellence on Display
Profiles of Finalists
Educational Resource Systems
Small World Social
Cognizant Technology Solutions
Advantage Performance Group
Wrapping Up: Thank You Notes
Focus Supplement - Summer 2015