Career quest and 5-star movement-focused author, business process optimization expert, and expressionist artist, Penelope Przekop, spent the last twenty-five-plus years moving toward the authentic career, and life, she now enjoys. After learning to apply the proven science of quality management, that changed the global economic landscape following World War II, and, more recently, ushered the 5-star rating system into our cultural consciousness, she began applying it to her personal life. In her upcoming book, 5-Star Career, Penelope introduces the science of quality management to readers, explains how it may be the missing link needed to finally get and stay on your best, authentic path, and shares how this amazing science played a key role in her years-long struggle to move beyond a deeply troubled childhood and suicide attempt at 19 to an authentic, happy adult enjoying a 5-star career.
Penelope Przekop, MSQA, RQAP-GCP is the CEO of PDC Pharma Strategy. The boutique consulting firm partners with pharma and biotech companies to develop risk-based strategic solutions for corporate, clinical, and pharmacovigilance quality systems that support growth and ensure long-term compliance. Before transitioning to consulting, Penelope held leadership positions at Novartis, Covance, Wyeth, and Johnson & Johnson. As a consultant, she has held interim VP level and Chief Compliance Officer roles within the industry. She currently holds the role of Chief Compliance Officer for Engrail Therapeutics along with consulting projects for several other industry clients.
Penelope earned a BS degree in Biology and MS degree in Quality Systems Engineering from Louisiana State University and Kennesaw State University, respectively. She's a graduate of the J&J/Smith College Customized Program for Women’s Leadership and the Rutgers University Senior Leadership Program for Professional Women.
She’s the author of Six Sigma for Business Excellence (McGraw-Hill) and frequently writes, speaks, mentors, and delivers training on pharmaceutical industry quality and compliance topics.
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5-Star Career: Define and Build Yours Using the Science of Quality Management