CWB's third annual summit celebrates the successes of business women around the country while also discussing their unique challenges.
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There is a strange phenomenon occurring in the United States. On the one hand, Americans have a long tradition of championing the entrepreneur, the underdog who strikes out alone and captures the American Dream. On the other hand, successful entrepreneurs today are facing hostile arguments that say their success makes them the bad guy.
Americans generally agree that they want their nation to remain the global leader in manufacturing. According to Leadership Wanted: U.S. Public Opinions on Manufacturing, a 2012 national survey, 90% of respondents rated manufacturing as “important” or “very important” for their economic prosperity and America’s standard of living. This survey reinforces the importance of the manufacturing sector to the good health of the American economy.
Heather Bresch is chief executive officer of Mylan, a generics and specialty pharmaceutical company. During her 20-year career with Mylan, Bresch previously served as the company’s president, chief operating officer and chief integration officer. In addition to her current role, Bresch also sits on the company’s board of directors. She has served two consecutive terms as chairman of the Generic Pharmaceutical Association and provides expert testimony to national institutions, such as the U.S. Congress and the U.S.