Our Stories - Miroslava Šerpánová

I try to make the most of my life every day. Even though some days are demanding, I always try to find some quality time for myself. Working in a corporate environment is sometimes challenging and finding a work-life balance is important. Yoga is one activity that I use to take a pause, calm down, and clear my head.

I embraced yoga so much that I became an instructor at my friend´s yoga studio. What I enjoy the most about that role is sharing all the things that really work for me and bring me happiness. I prefer a more dynamic style of yoga that stretches the whole body. I also ran the summer edition of our MSD yoga classes for colleagues last year in the beautiful confines of our outdoor terraces. Yoga allows me to simply be myself and focus my perceptions on the present moment.

I like think of myself as well-rounded. When I get excited about something I just go for it. That’s the reason I’m involved in sports and many other activities. I’ve competitively danced in waltz, tango, and quickstep for a long time and have always been into drawing. When I finally took a course in drawing, it led me to calligraphy.

The need for change brought me to MSD two years ago. I came from a non-pharmaceutical marketing environment where I worked for 8 years in different roles. Even though I didn’t have a background in pharma, MSD gave me the chance to be a part of it. That’s one of the things I respect a lot about this company.

What I really like most about MSD is that what we do really makes sense because it saves lives.

- Miroslava Šerpánová