Lisa Grimes & Paula Stafford

Paula Brown Stafford and Lisa T Grimes spent their 25+ years in the C-Suite as wary competitors innovating in biotech. Now they are partners, paying it forward for women in business coming up, with a new management consultancy called Habergeon and as co-authors of the new book, Remember who YOU are: Achieve Success, Create Balance, Experience Fulfillment.

Show Notes

Meet two extraordinary executives who have “been there, built that, and run that” – and are now paying it forward to help younger women climb the corporate ladder and innovate as entrepreneurs.

Lisa T. Grimes and Paula Brown Stafford were fierce competitors in careers that paralleled each other as they innovated in biotech to top positions in the C-Suite. Now they’re co-founders of the management consultants firm Habergeon – and co-authors of the new book, Remember who YOU are: Achieve Success, Create Balance, Experience Fulfillment.

Learn in this episode:

  • How to lift yourself up by lifting others
  • Why it’s critical to take time for yourself – and how these women force their employees to take vacations and breaks
  • What balls you can’t drop, and what balls you can in the daily juggling act
  • Why you should never carry guilt about a poor decision or an outcome – and never apologize or show guilt in front of your kids when you miss a school or kids event or have to travel
  • Why persistence pays …
  • And so many other great tips for women in business!


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Paula helped build the contract research organization (CRO) industry, and the preeminent CROs, Quintiles. There she had numerous roles, among them president of clinical development, with responsibility for 22,000 employees. She serves on many boards, including Health Decisions and the Nasdaq-quoted company, Novan. FierceBiotech also recognized Paula as one of the top 10 women in Biotech.

Lisa served as CEO of PurThread, an anti-microbial textile company, since 2009. Lisa was also the CEO for several healthcare companies, including InSite Clinical Trials (sold to United Healthcare) and AcSentient (sold to ISTA).  Her background includes positions with Glaxo (now GSK) and PPDI, where she began her entrepreneurial career as an early member of its senior management team, leading global sales.


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106 Fierce C-Suite Competitors Now Collaborate: Paula Brown Stafford and Lisa T Grimes Lift Other Women In Business

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