November 18, 2014
Move your career forward!
This evening was the PMCQ’s one and only event on career management and proved to be an extremely energetic and motivating meeting. Cynthia Queano, the PMCQ president, kicked the meeting off by reinforcing the PMCQ’s commitment to helping its members enhance their competitive profile in today’s pharma environment.
The meeting began with Jordan Lebel, from the John Molson School of Business, who presented the school’s special offer for an Executive MBA for PMCQ members. He provided an overview of the program, as well as the complimentary modules that are focused around themes. With the special offer, PMCQ members can receive a $5000 discount on the program.
Rania Ijhaish-Nasraoui, the PMCQ Vice President – Social, spoke about the upcoming events, which include:
Rania also provided another example of PMCQ’s commitment to education, which is a $50 discount for “The Art of Marketing” workshop on November 25th.
Georges Ged from Otsuka Pharmaceuticals was the moderator for the evening and gave a brief overview on OCPI and the brands they promote in Canada. He then introduced the first speaker, Enza Cignarella, the Director of Strategic Operations Oncology at Novartis Pharmaceuticals Canada. Enza gave a very engaging presentation, which revolved around the question, “Do you believe that your career is a destination or a journey?” She led the audience through her career path and explained that a career is like a trip in the sense that you start, travel, arrive at a destination, obtain some learnings along the way, travel back home and then start another trip.
Enza’s key learnings and take-aways:
Enza left the audience with these final words: “My career has been a carrier for me. It’s a series of iterative cycles. Each journey leads to a destination. You repeat it and it’s intended to take you back to yourself. Career is about you, you and you.”
For more information you can reach Enza directly at: email@example.com
The second speaker of the evening was Hani Kafoury, the Founder and Senior Transition Consultant and Coach at Tranzition Consulting Services. He gave a very dynamic presentation about how to create the career and success that you deserve. He began by asking the question, “If you were financially independent, would you be doing what you’re doing today?” He asked if the audience was in love with their work. He cited a Gallup study that was done in 2013 that included 235,000 people from 145 countries. The study showed that 13% of the workforce is “engaged”, 63% are “disengaged” and 24% are “actively disengaged” with their jobs.
In order to become “engaged”, you have to love your job and Hani provided the 7 principles to getting the career that you love and deserve:
Hani left the audience with this final question, “You’re now 90 years old, happy, wise and healthy. What advice about your career would you give yourself right now?”
For more information you can reach Hani directly at: firstname.lastname@example.org
The final speaker of the evening was Sonia Riverin, Vice-President at St. Amour & Associates Recruiting. She gave a number of recommendations on how to further your career:
Sonia ended her presentation by providing her own observations of things that people have done to move their career forward:
For more information you can reach Sonia directly at: SRiverin@st-amour.com
The meeting ended with a question and answer period with the panel of speakers.
Be sure to join us for the PMCQ event of year on December 9th, the Magical Holiday Event!
View the ‘Moving your career forward is all up to YOU, YOU, & YOU’ video brought to you by Pro-Staging.
Wednesday, March 17, 2021
Supporting Care Partners
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Tel: (514) 486-3458
Fax: (514) 486-4794
Creative by GLG Communications
Printing courtesy of Data-Ad
AV courtesy of Pro-Staging
Digital courtesy of
Engage Presentations Inc.