Anna von Rossum, Ph.D., a Vancouver-based Zymeworks Scientist, Assay Development, personifies all of the qualities that Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association (HBA) seeks in the women honored each year as HBA Rising Stars. Anna exemplifies leadership and is a role model for others. She exhibits dedication to the healthcare industry and is recognized by her colleagues as a strong team player who contributes significantly to the organization, in her role as scientist and numerous other ways.
Zymeworks chose Anna as its 2021 HBA Rising Star namely for her scientific skill and knowledge as well as her interpersonal and managerial acumen. Her talent in immunology has significantly influenced the advancement of multiple projects at Zymeworks over the past couple years.
In 2020, Anna spearheaded the Women’s Initiative at Zymeworks (WIZ), which aims to address the unique challenges affecting women in science. The key goals of the WIZ are increasing recruitment, supporting career-advancement, and ensuring all women within the organization are included, heard, and recognized for their contributions.
Anna will be recognized, along with other outstanding women in the healthcare industry from around the globe, at the 2021 HBA Women of the Year event on May 6. Congratulations, Anna, your Zymeworks colleagues are very proud of you!