As scientists in every discipline are generating more data more rapidly than ever before, the need for statistical skills is undisputed. Statistical sciences per se, however, seem to be suffering from low visibility. Resolving this paradox requires strong statistical leadership to multidisciplinary teams. As in the drug development and healthcare field, the teams often combine different areas of quantitative sciences, such as statistics, bioinformatics and data science as well as medical, regulatory and clinical operations. In order to propagate enhanced quantitative decision making in the face of uncertainty, effective influence highlighting the value of statistics to other disciplines is paramount. It also requires great appreciation of the unique capabilities of other functions and disciplines. Collaborative partnerships are crucial for statistics and for statisticians to achieve sizable impact in their organization. This session will feature leaders who started their career in the field of statistics and are very effective collaborators. Some later transitioned to prominent positions beyond their original field of expertise.