Female Health and ResponsivenessHow to Be a Female Leader in the World Today

October 26, 2006

Dr. Mary Ann Leeper is a leader in the development of products that address global women’s health issues and she will speak on female health and responsiveness at Mary Baldwin University at 5 p.m., November 8 in room 107 of the William Wayt King Building.

Leeper is the senior strategic advisor for The Female Health Company, chair of The Female Health Foundation, and co-chair of the Business Women’s Initiative Against HIV/AIDS. An entrepreneur who has launched several companies, Leeper also has extensive experience in gaining regulatory approval of drugs and medical devices in the United States and abroad. She was responsible for the global development and launch of the female condom and has extensive research, development, and marketing experience with several major pharmaceutical companies.

She earned her BA from Drexel University, an MS from Temple University, a master of business management from Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management, and a doctorate in pharmaceutical chemistry from Temple.

The Smyth Business Lecture Series is made possible by the Smyth Foundation, an organization established by Mary Baldwin University former trustee H. Gordon Smyth and his wife, Mary Beth Smyth, Mary Baldwin Class of 1947.

The event will be at 5 p.m. on November 8 in Room 107 in Mary Baldwin University’s William Wayt King Building, New Street, Staunton. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call (540) 887-7009.