Special Events

WIB National hosts signature events across our regional chapters during Women's History Month as well as at the annual BIO conference. See below for our upcoming special event announcements, and check out our archive for special events in years past!

WIB @ 2017 BIO International Convention

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Join Women In Bio and the entire biotechnology industry at the 2017 BIO International Convention in San Diego, CA, June 19-22. BIO 2017 provides unparalleled networking opportunities with BIO One-on-One Partnering, two networking parties on Monday and Wednesday, and countless other events including one Women In Bio meetup in San Diego. Don’t miss out on four days of networking, education, and business opportunities—register today!

The Women In Bio annual event, meetups, and panels during the BIO International Convention attract hundreds of WIB members as well as community and business leaders (women and men) from across the United States and beyond. Additionally, we will have a booth located in the BIO 2017 Exhibit Hall (Booth #5409). Stop by, say hello, and learn more about our rapidly growing organization!

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Plenary Event | Sponsorship | Speed Networking | Diversity Panel | BIO Talent Connect 

Annual Plenary Event: Pitch Perfect Challenge

Adjacent the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) International Convention, please join us for our signature annual WIB Plenary Event on Monday, June 19, 2017, at the beautiful Manchester Grand Hyatt from 4:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. (RSVP)

The evening will open with keynote speaker Carol Gallagher, Pharm.D, Partner of New Enterprise Associates, with a presentation discussing the investment landscape and an overview of fund-raising challenges and trends.

We then move into our Pitch Challenge where women leaders in the life sciences will deliver pitches and receive valuable feedback from top female investors on presentation and delivery. If you’re up for the Challenge, please apply here by Friday, May 5, 2017. Please complete the application and attach your slide deck in an email to Pitch@womeninbio.org. Participation Eligibility Criteria and Official Rules are listed in the application. Please note that we only review non-confidential materials.

The Pitch Challenge will be moderated by Simone Fishburn, BioCentury Innovations, and our prestigious panel of judges include:

As with all Women In Bio events, our Plenary Event encompasses an inviting and fun environment for networking as it brings together people from all corners of the life sciences industry, and spawns new career and business opportunities.

This event is not to be missed: Click here to register!

Download a flyer about this event! (pdf)


BIO 2017 WIB Sponsorship Tiers _4-12-2017

WIB Sponsorship @ BIO

Our events during the BIO International Convention attract hundreds of WIB members as well as community and business leaders (women and men) from across the United States and beyond. If you would like to support WIB @ BIO2017, you can learn more here or contact info@womeninbio.org.





Speed Networking Session for Existing and Prospective Women In Bio Members

Join current and prospective Women In Bio (WIB) members on June 21, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. at Booth #321 in the BIO Exhibit Hall to have the opportunity to speed network with industry peers and discuss professional interests. This Meet-Up is open to all BIO attendees.

WIB President Dawn Hocevar to Join Speaker Panel at BIO Event

Invest in Diversity to Drive Innovation
Jun 21, 2017, 10:45 AM–12:00 PM
BIO Convention, Room 2

Diversity is critical to innovation. To truly transform the world with biotech innovation, the ecosystem must include all promising talent, regardless of gender, race or background. Studies show that companies with more diversity at the highest levels see a higher return on investment overall, but even more studies show that the number of women and underrepresented minorities in leadership roles and on boards of biotech and venture capital firms is far too low. Government, the investment community, industry – big and small - must all work together to change the culture and consciously overcome institutional barriers that will allow us to tap into a more diverse talent pool. This session will connect individuals and organizations with a common goal to innovate around the challenge of building a more inclusive biomedical ecosystem as well as hear about existing efforts, resources and programs available.  For more information please click here.

BIO Talent Connect

BIO Talent Connect (formerly the BIO Career Fair) breaks dated career fair boundaries with an open, inviting and efficient new format. It is co-located with the BIO International Convention, taking place June 22, 2017 at the San Diego Convention Center. BIO Talent Connect is a unique opportunity for those seeking career advancement opportunities, professional development resources, and access to hiring managers at the hottest global biopharma companies. A minimum of a 4-year life science degree OR a community college biotech degree is recommended and military veterans and academics are encouraged to apply. All Life Sciences professionals are invited to attend, including PhD and Postdoc candidates as well as professionals with Life Sciences experience in any discipline. Your resume is required to register.