Women in pharmaceutical sciences: an interview with Annette Bak

In this interview Annette Bak, Head of Advanced Drug Delivery at AstraZeneca (Sweden), discusses her passion for engaging with the scientific community and for advocating career development for women. Annette explains how important it is to follow your passion and the impact that mentors can have on career development. She describes how mentors give key guidance and how women should consider both men and women as mentors.

1. What inspired you to pursue a scientific career?

2. What advice would you give to young women hoping to embark on a career in the field?

3. How can mentors help women in their career development?

4. How do you think the scientific field could inspire the next generation of scientists to advocate gender parity?

The opinions expressed in this interview are those of the interviewee and do not necessarily reflect the views of Bioanalysis Zone or Future Science Group.