Alum Dr. Ewa Kleczyk provides two days of inspiration and mentoring to SOE students

Ewa provided two seminars: the first, for a general UMaine audience, discussed the steps that helped her progress from a back-office statistician to a leader within the Pharmaceutical Industry. Ewa also discussed the importance of female leadership in corporate America, including the significance of mentoring female employees and developing women organizations in order to establish future female leaders. Her second seminar, aimed at SOE students and faculty, presented how economic theory and tools were used to help pharmaceutical clients develop successful market strategies for their pharmaceutical products across various stages of the product life cycle. Ewa also spent several hours mentoring both undergrad and grad students on their career planning.

Ewa, an Executive with Symphony Health Solutions, has presented in the areas of healthcare and economics at many conferences and has published in peer and non-peer re-viewed journals. She is a member of the Editorial Board for Business and Economics Research. She is active in several women’s organizations including the Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association (HBA). She has been recognized with several Leadership and Mentoring Awards from the HBA and from the International Women’s Leadership Association. She has a passion for Math and Economics and teaches, mentors, and encourages women to pursue careers in these fields. Ewa completed her B.S. and M.S. economics degrees at UMaine.