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Video: The Power of Networking

CSL Plasma’s Walt Charles shares the story of a successful attorney – and Mom – who had a life-changing moment of connection while riding the bus to her assembly-line job.


Today, Walt Charles leads CSL Plasma, which is responsible for collecting donated plasma needed to manufacture life-saving medicines for people with rare and serious diseases. Prior to joining CSL in 2020, Charles, who is Senior Vice President and General Manager, held senior leadership positions at companies such as Allergen, Biogen, Kraft Foods, Kellogg’s and Johnson & Johnson. All that experience included a lot of networking.

In the video above, Charles offers his advice for effective networking and introduces a special person who took a moment of encouragement and built it into a remarkable career.