Jackie Hardwick is the Launch Excellence Advisor and Co-Chair of the Diversity & Inclusion Network with Eli Lilly Canada. Jackie’s career began with Ford Credit Company where she gained experience in customer service and relations after completing a business degree at St. Mary’s University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Following her time at Ford Credit Company, Jackie joined Eli Lilly Canada in 1992 as a sales representative before moving to Ontario with the company in 1995.
Over the past 27 years with Eli Lilly Canada, Jackie has held positions in sales, sales training, sales and marketing integration, sales management, and for the past 19 years she has held leadership roles in marketing, focusing on a variety of therapeutic areas such as Osteoporosis, Diabetes, Men’s Health, and Neuroscience with various products in all stages of the product lifecycle, from pre-launch to post-patent expiration. During that time, Jackie has also had the opportunity to work on joint venture and alliance products, blockbusters and small resource brands as well as navigate all the experiences that come with working for a mid-sized global company operating within a rapidly changing environment.
Over the past 3 years Jackie has led the Diversity & Inclusion Network at Eli Lilly Canada, helping to lead efforts to develop and execute a relevant and meaningful Diversity & Inclusion strategy based on local needs and insights.