About Nancy

Nancy Fairchild is a human capital executive and trailblazer for women as she began her career as one of the first female park rangers in Texas.

As her career developed, she was Vice President, Human Resources for Esoterix, a life science company built by acquisition and Chief Administrative Officer for an energy company, where she led Strategic Planning, Project Management, Facilities and Human Resources.

Nancy has over 15 years’ experience as an executive officer and Sr. Vice President of Human Resources for global, publicly traded companies and currently she works for, Luminex Corporation.  Luminex is the largest biotechnology company headquartered in Austin. Nancy has established leadership programs for women at all of her companies and loves to mentor women in ways to advance their careers in life sciences.


Speaker: "Policies that have a High Impact on Women"

Why does the same policy have an adverse impact on women but not men? When a woman wears shorts for casual day, why is it viewed differently than when a man walks in with shorts and flip flops? It is not fair that one can be viewed as “sloppy” and the other “creative”.

In this session, we will explore various company policies and practices and discuss some of the real life issues that women face daily.

* When you work from home, what are the pitfalls for your career?

* Why do men apply for jobs, with only have half the qualifications, but not women?

* How should you negotiate for that starting salary and promotional increase?

Awareness is important for all of us as we make decisions about our careers. Small choices about how day to day business choices can have substantial consequence on your career and your earnings. This session will provide insight and practical tips about the choices we make.


Wednesday, August 8th, 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM CT

Panel Moderator: "Options for Women in the Workplace"

Thursday, August 9th, 1:45 PM - 2:45 PM CT 

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