Special Events Archive 2015

WIB at BIO2015 International Convention in Philadelphia, PA

The Women In Bio annual event and Meetups 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.

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A Women In Bio booth will be located in the BIO 2015 Exhibit Hall (Booth #949). Stop by, say hello, and learn more about our rapidly growing organization!

Annual Plenary Event


Please join us for our signature annual WIB Plenary Event on Monday, June 15, 2015 4:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. EST at Philadelphia’s Top of the Tower,  which offers breath-taking views of Philadelphia. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet new and familiar faces from across the industry and across the globe. Our Plenary featured speaker will be ShaAvhrée Buckman-Garner, M.D., Ph.D., F.A.A.P., Director, Office of Translational Sciences Center for Drug Evaluation and Research at the FDA.

Registration is now open!

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 If you would like to support the WIB Plenary Event, you can learn more here or contact info@womeninbio.org.

WIB Meetups at BIO 2015

In addition to our Plenary Event, we also have two Meet-Up Sessions planned during BIO 2015:

Women In Bio—Tri-State Area Professionals & Executives in Life Sciences Meetup [RSVP]

Tuesday, June 16, 2015, 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Meetup Area, Booth #149, BIO Exhibition      Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia, PA

While this informal gathering is open to all BIO attendees, it should be particularly valuable for attendees based in the Philadelphia area - providing a low-key setting for current and prospective WIB chapter members to meet industry peers and discuss professional interests. Open to all attendees.

Speed Networking Session for Existing & Prospective Women In Bio Members [RSVP]

Wednesday, June 17, 2015, 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Meetup Area, Booth #149, BIO Exhibition      Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia, PA

At this gathering, current and prospective WIB members will have the opportunity to speed network with industry peers and discuss professional interests. This Meetup is open to all BIO attendees.


Women Moving Forward and Up: Boldly Taking That Next Step, BPI Theater Panel

On the brink of moving up in your career? Feeling excited and scared at the same time? You’re not alone. Our panelists will go over how professionals can take the next step of their careers, how sometimes it requires getting out of your comfort zone, and that the next step may not be as scary as it seems. Each panelist will highlight their experiences and expertise of what it takes to move up in your career.

BPI Theater 300PxWomen In Bio Presents “Women Moving Forward and Up: Boldly Taking That Next Step”
June 18, 2015, 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
BioProcess International Theater, Booth 3207, BIO Exhibition


  • Kay Wellman, M.S., M.B.A., Educational Panelist. Faculty member and coordinator for the Johns Hopkins University Biotechnology Enterprise programs; WIB Member.
  • Sherri Oslick, Ph.D., Trifecta Panelist (Science, Business, Law). Partner with McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP; WIB National Communications Chair.
  • Deb Bowes MT, MBEE, Entrepreneur Panelist. Founder & President of Chevy Chase BioPartners; WIB Board of Director.
  • Ashley Bowman, Head Hunter Panelist. Search Solution Group; National Young Women In Bio Chair.


  • Jamie Strachota, M.S., M.B.A., Executive Director of Women In Bio

Check out the rest of the events at BPI Theater in their calendar of events.


Women's History Month 2015


In honor of WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH, Women In Bio is proud to announce our second annual NATIONAL WIB CONFERENCE for Women’s Education and Entrepreneurship, IF NOT YOU, WHO? IF NOT NOW, WHEN?

National WIB Conference events will take place in our chapter cities throughout North America and Canada, offering a rich range of programs on the following topics:

Young Women In Bio (YWIB) Conference programs:

• ATLANTA: Innovations in Science
MONTREAL: Planting the Seeds of Science Workshop


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