A Leaders Journey: Panel Discussion event recap

Written by Triska Moosa

A Leaders Journey: Panel Discussion
event recap

Hyatt Regency Hotel, Austin August 14, 2013

“Have a strategy,” ”persevere” and “seek out mentors” were among the key pieces of advice provided by our panel of outstanding Austin area professionals at last Wednesday’s HBA Texas chapter Austin event.

The panel featured three women leaders from diverse fields. Amy S. Esqueda, MSN, RNC, Austin Endocrine Clinic; Jeanette R. Hill, Ph. D, founder and CEO, Spot On Sciences, Inc.; and Lana K. Varney, partner, Austin, Fulbright & Jaworski, each shared valuable experiences from their professional journey. Audience members took away insights and inspiration on the impact of having mentors, taking calculated risks, shaping their own professional journeys and as importantly, how to bring other women to the forefront of their respective professions.

Generous thanks to our very talented panel of speakers:  

  • Lana K. Varney, partner, Austin, Fulbright & Jaworski. Serving  as national trial counsel for over 20 years, currently pharmaceutical and medical device litigation; developer litigation avoidance programs and ‘best practices’, co-author of several publications and writer, presenter of numerous articles
  • Jeanette R. Hill, PhD, founder and CEO Spot On Sciences, Inc., co-founder of Biochemical Resources, 2011 Finalist Cartier Women’s Initiative Award for women entrepreneurs, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) award recipient, more than 20 years of experience in pharmaceutical research 
  • Amy Esqueda, nurse practitioner, part-time lecturer for the Austin Community College Allied Health Science Department and an integral part of the healthcare community in Texas for over 25 years.


Lana Varney, partner, Austin Fulbright & Jaworski; Jeanette Hill, PhD, founder and CEO, Spot On Sciences, Inc.; and Amy Esqueda, MSN, RNC, NP at Austin Endocrine  

The HBA Texas chapter is committed to bringing women across healthcare together, in support of professional development

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