We congratulate this year’s winner of the “Women in Best Practices” program, Ms. Mine Barlan-Aküzüm and look forward to welcoming her to the BPUG Congress 2018 in Frankfurt am Main.
The women’s advocacy program “Women in Best Practices” was launched in 2017 by Stefanie Eilhardt (IM&PS) and is a program to promote women’s career development and training in standards and best practices. The program’s objectives include increasing the proportion of women in project management, standards, best practices and related issues, improving equal opportunities in accessing best practice issues and related training and networking events. Most importantly, it aims to provide access to female expertise in standards and methodologies, and wants to strengthen the collaboration of best practice experts at national and international level.
Ms. Barlan-Aküzüm currently lives and works in Istanbul and is a female expert for regulatory affairs in Pharmaceuticals a branch where the observance of standards is critical for running a business that finally decides about the health and well-being of millions of people around the world. She worked for internationally renowned companies like Zentiva, Sanofi and Novartis and says that best practices in pharmaceutical industry help to ensure quality outcomes while increasing efficiency and improving pharmaceuticals profitability. Pharmaceutical best practices cover everything from medication safety and patient communication & safety to pharmacy management and marketing as well managing projects for the implementation of new standards and controls.
This year, the program will be supported by the cooperation partner “Best Practice User Group Germany e.V. (BPUG)”, an association of companies and private individuals who use best practice methods for their project management. The association organizes the annual BPUG Congress, which will be held this year on 16th November 2018 in Frankfurt am Main at the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management. In addition to round table sessions and lectures, the Best Practice Study Award 2018 will also be presented and the winner of the program “Women in Best Practices” will be present.
Stefanie Eilhardt is a business information manager and a project partner in information management. The foundation of her work are training and certifications in the area of current standards and best practice methods. Ms. Eilhardt is a member of the board of the Best Practice User Group Germany e.V. The association connects people from different companies and organizations to share their experiences, generate best practices and develop existing knowledge on the same.