Last week was the first in our Eye Inspire series. These invitation only online events are providing this year’s Eye Health Heroes with the opportunity to connect with senior, eye health leaders from within the sector. In the sessions, they learn about the challenges our leaders have faced in their journey throughout their successful career. At our inaugural event, we were delighted to welcome Dr. Caroline Harper, CEO, Sightsavers, who joined Peter Holland, IAPB CEO, for an informal and inspiring conversation about Caroline’s leadership journey and how she has successfully grown Sightsavers into one of the most successful and well known global NGOs.
During the session, the participants also had the opportunity to ask Caroline questions and find out her guiding principles to being a good leader and how she has overcome barriers such as gender in order to succeed in such a senior leadership position. The session concluded as Caroline talked about what gives her hope. The eye health sector has made great progress in recent times, and even though the COVID-19 pandemic temporarily stalled our efforts, we will continue to achieve much more in the future.
Our next guest in the Eye Inspire series is year Jag Dosanjh, Senior Vice President, Medical Therapeutics, Allergan, an AbbVie company.