Josephine Fubara, Global Head of Therapeutics, R&D at Bayer

Josephine Fubara, Advancing Women Executives Leader.

Josephine Fubara, Advancing Women Executives Leader.

Josephine Fubara is a an award-winning R&D executive and respected leader with over 20 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry. A subject matter expert in strategic partnerships, product development, third party development, technology transfer, commercialization, and alliance governance models, Josephine is known for her proactive way of working, often lending foresight which allows her to address challenges before they even arise. Focused on building a high-performing, engaged team, Josephine prioritizes people, confident that relationships are what increase value and drive growth across teams and organizations.

Currently, she is the Global Head of Therapeutics, R&D at Bayer. She and her team are responsible for developing and executing new innovations for pain, cardio, allergy, cough/cold, and digestive health which collectively is worth €2.8 billion of business. Always innovative and cross-functional, Josephine takes pride in leading a team that is committed to creating the ultimate consumer experience.

Born in Nigeria, Josephine obtained a Pharmacy degree from the University of Benin, Nigeria and a Ph.D. in Pharmaceutics from the Medical University of South Carolina. Prior to her time at Bayer, Josephine was in various technical and business roles with Whitehall Robins, Wyeth, and Pfizer. In 2014, she was honored with the Healthcare Business Women’s Association Award recognizing the successful launch of a pioneer initiative and for advancing Pfizer’s commitment to the development of future women leaders.

A loyal champion of women, Josephine is a long-standing member of Advancing Women Executives an organization with the mission to create equity and economic growth at work. She is focused on passing her knowledge to help and empower the next generation of women leaders.

When she is not in the office, Josephine can be found hiking, reading, traveling, watching a movie, or catching up with her two adult children. She and her husband, Mike, call New Jersey their home.


Sally Taylor, Scores Vice President, FICO

Sally Taylor, Advancing Women Executives Leader.

Sally Taylor, Advancing Women Executives Leader.

Sally Taylor is a product executive in the predictive analytics and decision management space, with over 30 years of experience shaping, managing, and delivering products that directly improve business operations and a high ROI. She is a trusted subject matter expert and sought after thought-leader in predictive analytics, decision science, product portfolio management, and product strategy from ideation to execution. The analytic products that Sally has developed have transformed businesses and even industries, as they’ve become integral to operational systems and processes and improved business results by empowering executive teams to make informed, data-driven decisions.

Sally started making her mark in the analytics industry during the days of relative obscurity when she joined FICO in 1987, and continues to innovate and lead the industry in its current state, where it is well recognized by all businesses for the high value it brings. As she worked her way from Programmer Analyst to her current role of Scores Vice President, Sally has been a part of monumental transformations at FICO including, her leading the FICO Scores adoption to revolutionize the mortgage industry, to initial business uses of mathematical optimization in the credit industry, to currently making analytics accessible and consumable via the FICO Analytic Cloud Marketplace.

In her current role, Sally manages a team of 60 professionals responsible for business development and partner relations, product strategy and management, marketing, analytic and software development, analytic delivery and project management for global business-to-business FICO score products.  She and her team just recently announced the launch of a pilot for the new, innovative, UltraFICO™ Score, which leverages data from consumer’s bank accounts in addition to their credit report. Last year, Five Star recognized her as one of the Top Women in the Mortgage Industry.

A dedicated champion of women leaders, Sally is a long-standing sponsor of Women at FICO and is an active member of Advancing Women Executives - an organization with the mission to improve equity and economic growth in the workplace.

Sally completed her Bachelors of Arts in Statistics at the University of California, Berkeley. When she is not in the office, Sally can be found traveling the world, growing her passion for photography, or indulging in a delicious meal. She currently resides in the beautiful city of San Francisco.


Hayley Romer, Publisher and Chief Revenue Officer at The Atlantic

Hayley Romer, Advancing Women Executives Leader.

Hayley Romer, Advancing Women Executives Leader.

Hayley Romer, Publisher and Chief Revenue Officer at The Atlantic, is an expert in creating culture that enables people to thrive. An award-winning leader of a global sales and marketing team, she has proven that investment in human connection is what drives growth. A brave and relentless change-agent, Hayley leverages untapped opportunities and develops innovative strategies. In a time when the media industry is facing major disruption, she positioned a 150+ year-old brand to the forefront of industry trends. Hayley is energized by the pursuit of excellence and progress. She has a keen ability to cue in on details that make pivotal connections between people, ideas, and brands.

In her current role, she leads brand marketing, the global sales team, Atlantic Re:think (the in-house branded content studio), and A57 (the in-house consulting practice). Through deep passion and progressive initiatives, Hayley has driven four consecutive years of record sales and profits. Under her leadership, The Atlantic and Atlantic Re:think have become the leaders in native advertising for the industry. In both 2016 and 2017, Atlantic Re:think was named Content Best In-house Content Studio by Digiday and in 2018 won the Hottest Branded Content Studio by AdWeek.

Prior to joining The Atlantic in May 2012, Hayley spent five years at the Condé Nast Media Group. As Executive Director of Corporate Sales, she managed an integrated sales and marketing team across titles such as The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, and Wired. Before joining Condé Nast in 2007, Hayley spent seven years Forbes Media and began her career in publishing at American Heritage magazine. Hayley completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Communication at the University of Maryland College Park.

A revered thought-leader and subject matter expert, Hayley has spoke at The World Economic Forum, South by Southwest, and Duke University’s Fuqua/Coach K Center on Leadership & Ethics, Cannes Advertising Festival, and in interviews in Politico and Folio Magazine. In 2016, she was recognized as one of Ad Age’s 40 under 40 honorees and in 2018 Folio’s Top Women in Media. Never satiated, Hayley continues to look for ways to expand her mind and extend her impact. She is currently an active member of Advancing Women Executives - an organization that accelerates the careers of women to improve the global economy. She sits on the boards of COLE at Fuqua/Duke and the AdCouncil.

When she is not driving change in media, Hayley can be found running or cooking with her family and friends. She is married to Adam Schoenberg, Co-founder and CEO of Hook and Albert, a men’s accessories company. She has two kids Adler and Pierce. She calls New York home.