maria alvim-gaston

Executive Director, Medicines Innovation Hub & Talent Development Academy at Eli Lilly


A result-oriented Talent Acquisition professional and recruiting manager with experience across the STEM fields. My professional career spans over 23 years in the biopharmaceutical industry where I have served in roles across therapeutic areas, discovery, chemistry, research IT, discovery operations, open innovation, and talent acquisition. Experienced in the pharmaceutical industry, proficient at driving and building innovative platforms to tangible results. Impactful and driven leader focused on developing a diverse group of young, emerging scientists from the early stages of their careers. Flexible, creative thinker able to operate both strategically & tactically. Passionate about innovative business models and its execution with track record of high productivity based on ability to work in a team environment At present, I have responsibility for the Talent Development Academy, to identify the next generation work force for Eli Lilly R&D. This work requires strong partnership with internal and external partners. I am passionate about science and its use to create new medicines that improve the lives of patients around the world. I am passionate about creating an environment that values Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. I love to mentor students, early career professionals and help individuals achieve their best throughout their career. Champion for Women in STEM, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Ally, and an Advocate for minority groups.