Enlightening Leadership Excellence
in Life Sciences HR

Empowering Collaboration to Stay Ahead of People Trends

LEAP CHRO Searchlight

Radically Transforming Biopharma Through People-Powered Networks

In the fast-paced life sciences industry, with rapid growth, a hyper competitive landscape, and the need to ensure regulatory compliance, to name a few key challenges, balancing the demands of your business with the needs of your people means CHROs are more stretched than ever.

LEAP CHRO Searchlight is a strategic, industry-specific network exclusively composed of Life Sciences HR Leaders at the top of their organizations’ HR pillar, struggling with traditional thinkers, old workplace habits and the instability of the biopharma sector.

Built by life sciences CHROs for life sciences CHROs, the network’s purpose is to allow you to plug into a ready-made network that collaborate to make better decisions with more confidence, gain rapid answers to the most critical questions, and move forward faster to build bigger, better biopharma businesses.


SHRM Accreditation

LEAP CHRO Searchlight membership is recognized by SHRM
and offers SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP professional development credits
(PDCs). Membership to the network gives you access to 16 PDCs.

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Business critical conversations

Virtual cornerstone meetings

We facilitate structured, action-oriented, CHRO-focused bi-monthly meetings for members to learn what the industry is doing, giving them inspiration and confidence in their decisions.

Each high-impact 90-minute meeting takes place virtually on Zoom. The meeting agenda is carefully curated to focus on the topics and critical challenges requested by Searchlight members.

Membership is represented by one internal champion with strategic oversight over their HR program to ensure that each discussion is high-value, high-impact, and delivers actionable takeaways for each member to take back to their organization.


Membership brochure

For more information on what’s included as part of the LEAP CHRO: Searchlight membership, please download our membership brochure.

Here’s what you’ll learn more about:

  • The unique mission and purpose of the network
  • What membership includes
  • The various meeting formats
  • How we deliver demonstrable value to you
  • Your annual membership investment

The Member Community Searchlight platform

Build meaningful relationships and gain value all year around

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Instant messaging

Contact fellow members using private or group chat features for faster communication.

Member meetups

Accelerate your connection with peers and thought leaders throughout the community at virtual cornerstone meetings and in-person gatherings at Hanson Wade conferences.

Educate your team

Explore and download various materials to share with your team from the library of shared resources, vendors and videos on-demand.

Search by challenge

Each virtual room is dedicated to business-critical HR challenges to ensure you can quickly post your question, access materials, and find your solutions as a collective.

Innovation doesn’t happen in isolation

Searchlight makes meaningful progress

“We’re all consumed 100 hours a week with the demands of our roles. We just don’t have time to individually build relationships with peers. But one of the reasons Searchlight brings me so much value is because it allows me to work with brilliant people to tackle shared challenges together. I love that I can now pick up the phone and talk to my new network about what’s on my mind whenever I need to.”

“Our long term flexwork strategy has been directly influenced by what we’ve heard our peers doing and thinking about in our Searchlight meetings, and at an even more granular level, we’ve picked up a number of examples of really useful specific language that we’ve heard others coining and applied it directly into our organization. It’s been so useful at such a challenging time for all of us.”

Searchlight gives me confidence that I’m heading in the right direction. I can use this network to affirm I’m on track and course correct where I need to. And just like a GPS, you don’t look at it the whole time when you’re driving, you check it from time to time. I don’t need a hundred thousand data points. I need the top thinkers in my industry, and those top thinkers have gravitated towards Searchlight.”

Discover how we can provide you with demonstrable value…

Save time and money

Find crucial short cuts, avoid costly dead ends, and access road-tested resources you can use immediately

Get board ready insights

This network prioritizes strategic, board-level subjects and generates data points designed to give you more confidence

Work smart, not hard

Plug into a ready-made network of peers working together to tackle shared challenges and objectives