Aliya Omer on gender equality

GOLD Nugget: bonus episode

In this GOLD Nugget, Helena looks back at thoughts shared by Aliya Omer, Vice President and Head of Global Portfolio and Program Strategy at Kite Pharma from our special International Women’s Day episode.

Aliya reflects on her time playing basketball in her youth and fighting for gender equality both on and off the court, some key role models in her life and the importance of listening to engage rather than to reply.


A little more on GOLD’s guest…


Aliya Omer is the Vice President and Head of Global Portfolio and Program Strategy at Kite Pharma – a Gilead company focused on cell therapy targeting tumours. She has lived and worked across four continents over her extensive career of almost 20 years in the pharmaceutical and consumer health industries, but now calls Los Angeles home. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Materials Science Engineering and Biomedical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University and an MBA from INSEAD.


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