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Tech Talks: AstraZeneca: What Leaders in Science Can Do

Course Description 
The COVID-19 pandemic has been one of the biggest catalysts for change many of us will experience in our lifetimes. Around the world, individuals, families, communities, organizations and governments have found innovative ways to overcome the challenges they have faced. In this talk, you’ll hear how AstraZeneca responded to the global pandemic, including some great insights from two leaders who were very much at the heart of the company’s efforts to deliver a vaccine made for the world.

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of this talk, you should be able to:
  • Recognize how leaders have responded in challenging times
  • Identify common supply chain issues during the pandemic

 30 minutes
Closed Caption: English

Angie Pettinger is responsible for the Facilities and Engineering department and the direction of ~60 full time professionals as well as many other contract workers at AstraZeneca’s supply site in West Chester, Ohio, US. This includes accountability for facilities, utilities, automation, validation, metrology, capital projects and maintenance and reliability of assets for the site.

Shamus Whyte is responsible for the leadership and direction of the professionals at AstraZeneca’s supply site in Delaware, US. This includes Accountability for all aspects of manufacture & supply of products to global Markets supporting more than $6billion of sales.


This project is based upon work partially supported by the generosity of AstraZeneca.

This course offers 0.10 CEUs / 1.0 PDH. To receive CEU/PDH, the course must be viewed in its entirety in addition to completing the knowledge check with an 80%.

The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) has been approved as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET), 1760 Old Meadow Road, Suite 500, McLean, VA 22102; (703) 506-3275. In obtaining this approval, the SWE has demonstrated that it complies with the ANSI/IACET 1-2018 Standard which is recognized internationally as a standard of good practice. As a result of their Authorized Provider membership status, SWE is authorized to offer IACET CEUs for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET 1-2018 Standard.