Building Careers and Solving Problems with Sharon Willis

Regina McCann Hess, CFP®, CDFA® |

Sharon Willis is the Co-founder and Vice President of Sales and Customer Relations at Integral Molecular, a biotech company in Philadelphia. She joins the show today to share the many hats she wears in her role and why she sees herself as a problem-solver, as opposed to a salesperson. You will get insight into the world of biotech and why it’s so important to foster growth and success in students and at work.

Listen in as Sharon sheds light on the benefits of antibody drugs, as well as the top goals of Integral Molecular and what they are working on developing. She also opens up about her thoughts on being a woman in her field, the aspects of her life where a bit of trailblazing was necessary, and the challenges she has faced along the way.

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What You’ll Learn:

  • Who Sharon is and her role at Integral Molecular.
  • What she loves about her job and the rewarding nature of helping people with their careers.
  • How Integral Molecular fosters growth in the future of biotech.
  • How internship programs have successfully fed into their business and staff.
  • What Integral Molecular is specifically focusing on developing.
  • The benefits of antibody drugs.
  • How they help develop new drugs and treatments.
  • The role of mentors in Sharon's career.
  • The challenges she faced throughout her career.
  • Her vision for retirement.

Ideas Worth Sharing:

  • “What I love most about my job is the people I get to work with. We hire amazingly talented scientists at all levels and really dedicated and smart office staff.” - Sharon Willis
  • “We do a lot of research and development to develop tools, platforms, and services to discover and categorize really cool new antibody-based therapeutics.” - Sharon Willis
  • “One nice thing about antibody drugs is that they are usually very specific and they have fewer side effects.” - Sharon Willis


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