Interview with Diana Stuart
For your career, have you ever thought about what mindset you should adapt to?
What do you think marks a “successful” career?
What will help you understand in which direction your career should go?
Diana Stuart, who is a Senior Manager in programming, shares with us her thoughts, lessons, and her vast experience in this field and what we can do to create a robust career with all the surrounding changes.
We also debate these important points:
- Ways to work with your line manager
- Embrace change
- Great self-awareness about your strengths and limitations and about how they change over time (technical and non-technical skills)
- Create networks to ensure being invited into opportunities: create exposure
- Motivation (mastery, purpose, autonomy) is key for long-term success
- Constantly invest in yourself and own your self-management
Senior Manager, Programming
Diana has been programming in SAS since 1996, moving from banking to the pharmaceutical industry in 1998. Her experience includes ten years as an independent contractor and involved working for a number of pharmaceutical companies with a significant global presence. She is an experienced line manager who has a passion for the professional development of programmers and statisticians.
Leveraging 20 years of programming expertise across the pharmaceutical sector, Diana is one of the critical success factors behind the Veramed Graduate Training Programme, which she set up and coordinates each year. Alongside this challenging role, Diana supports employee engagement activities, ensures consistency in approach and advises on line management styles to foster and encourage valued contributions across the company as a whole.
Diana has been actively involved with Pharmaceutical Users Software Exchange (PHUSE) since 2009, editing and contributing to the PHUSE quarterly newsletter and more recently contributing to the PHUSE blogs, as well as active participation in the EU conference across the Professional Development, Industry Starters, University Day and Poster streams. In 2018, Diana was honoured to be made a Lifetime Honorary Member of receive a Lifetime achievement for PHUSE for her significant contribution to the organisation over a number of years.
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