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
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!
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)
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 email@example.com.
Many thanks to our Women In Bio @ BIO 2017 Sponsors!
Marie Curie Level Sponsors
Elizabeth Blackwell Level Sponsors
Rachel Carson Level Sponsors
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BPI Panel: My Path to the Board Room
Career and Personal Paths to the Corporate Boardroom
Thursday June 22nd, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Ever considered sitting on a board one day?
Women In Bio (WIB) will present a panel of Board Room Ready program graduates for a discussion of the career and personal paths each followed to achieve her goal of sitting on a a corporate board.
Among the questions our panelists will discuss are: When did you consider being on a board? What advice would you give women in the early to middle stages of their careers who want to sit on a board? What do you know now that you wish you had known earlier in your career? How did you become a leader in your field?
Please join WIB President and Panel Moderator, Dawn Hocevar, as she leads a panel of distinguished women, including Theresa Matkovits, Senior Vice President, Head of Drug Development at ContraVir Pharmaceuticals; Jennifer Carver, Chief Operating Officer at La Jolla Pharmaceutical Company; and Susan Dexter, Managing Partner at the Latham BioPharm Group for a discussion of the paths each took to the board room.
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Speed Networking Session for Existing and Prospective Women In Bio Members
Join current and prospective Women In Bio (WIB) members to have the opportunity to speed network with industry peers and discuss professional interests. This Meet-Up is open to all BIO attendees.
Women In Bio Meetup
Wednesday June 21st, 3:00 p.m.
Booth #321 in the BIO Exhibit Hall
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Executive Roundtable Discussion
In conjunction with BIO, Women In Bio convenes a roundtable of executives across life science to discuss topics relevant to supporting women's careers, leadership, and entrepreneurship. This year, our topic is: Becoming your company's change agent for gender equality.
For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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WIB President Dawn Hocevar to Join Speaker Panel at BIO Event
Invest in Diversity to Drive Innovation
Wednesday, June 21st 10:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
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.
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BIO International Convention Discount
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!
***Save $200 on BIO Admission with this special offer from Women In Bio and BIO:Registration Code: [CSBA17]
1. Go to: http://convention.bio.org/Register
2. Select the blue “Register Now” button
3. Enter the BIO Registration Coupon Code (ABOVE) in the field at the bottom left of the first page
4. All letters in any codes are capital; any “0” in the code is a zero
5. Complete the registration per the instructions
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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.
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