September 11, 2014                                                                                                        
Dr. Annalisa Jenkins, MBBS, MRCP Joins Board of Directors of Women In Bio

Women in Bio is thrilled to announce that Dr. Annalisa Jenkins, MBBS, MRCP has joined its Board of Directors. Dr. Jenkins, a highly regarded industry leader, brings to WIB a wealth of experience and knowledge amassed over 18 years in leadership roles globally in biopharmaceutical R&D, and a strong history of support for diversity, in particular women in science. Without question, Dr. Jenkins will be a tremendous asset to WIB’s growth and development.

“We are delighted that Annalisa is joining the Board. She brings years of experience and wisdom, a wealth of ideas and boundless energy, and an intimate knowledge of the biopharma industry, that will help us extend the reach and impact of WIB on women throughout the life sciences,” commented WIB President Simone Fishburn.

In addition to her new role on the Board of Directors of WIB, Dr. Jenkins holds other board positions: She is Chair of the Board of Transcelerate Biopharma Inc. and serves on the Boards of Directors for Biothera, Prosensa, the Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association European Chapter, and the Concert Artists Guild New York, and is on the corporate advisory board of the Center for Talent Innovation. Dr. Jenkins was named the Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association Woman of the Year in 2014, a prestigious award that honors exceptional leaders and role models in the healthcare industry. You can read the full announcement and learn more about Dr. Jenkins here!

Inaugural WIB Live-Streaming Event!

For the first time, WIB is offering the opportunity to participate in another chapter’s event -- virtually!! That’s right! You can be part of the watershed moment in the development of Pittsburgh as a global life sciences center by live-streaming the POWER rally right on your computer. The rally on the evening of Monday, September 22, 2014, will feature prominent women-led funding sources and will showcase women entrepreneurs. Gather your chapter to watch a live-stream of the WIB-Pittsburgh POWER rally and then facilitate your own Q&A session. Experience the POWER of Pittsburgh; experience the POWER of technology! Registration information to follow.

BIO 2014 Event and Other Videos Available on YouTube!

Do you wish you could have attended this year’s Annual Celebration in San Diego? Did you have a great time there and wish you could relive the experience? Now you can! A video of our BIO 2014 event is available for public viewing on YouTube. That’s not all! We have dozens of WIB videos available for public viewing. You can access them directly on our YouTube channel or via our Google+ page.

A Back To School Membership Discount From WIB!

September is Back to School time for many, so over the next month we will turn the “W,” the “I,” and the “B” in Women In Bio into We Invite you on Board! Women In Bio invites everyone to join our membership with a special back to school savings of 25% off our memberships! In addition to our great seminars, networking events, and outreach programs we are excited about the success of our mentoring programs for professionals and students as well as the upcoming launch of our 1:1 mentoring program! Please log in here and use discount code "BackToSchool" to obtain the Back to School Savings! This discount is good through October 15, 2014, so be sure to add a WIB membership to your back to school shopping list!

Women In Bio Partners with SmartBrief

WIB has partnered with SmartBrief to produce a weekly e-mail newsletter, WIB SmartBrief, which brings the most important and timely news stories about women in all areas of the life sciences. WIB President Simone Fishburn states, “Women In Bio is delighted to partner with SmartBrief and to bring this valuable informative resource to industry professionals and scientists across the life sciences. We are thrilled about the opportunity to shine a light on the contributions made by women in the field and the issues important to them. Advancing gender equity in the life sciences is an important part of our mission.” Learn more about WIB SmartBrief and to sign up for this free enewsletter!

WIB’s Video Library is Live!

Have you ever wished that you could view other chapters' events? Now you can! This new Member-Only benefit allows you to view previously recorded WIB events. Click here and log into your WIB account to take advantage of this great resource and access the videos in our WIB video library!

Support Women In Bio While Shopping at

Did you know you can support us while shopping at AmazonSmile at no cost to you? The next time you visit Amazon be sure to designate Women In Bio as the recipient organization of AmazonSmile's donations. The link can be found here. By doing so, Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to WIB. Thanks for your support!

Check Out WIB's Job Board!

Women In Bio has a job board!  Visit to get started. The job board platform can link to your LinkedIn profile, enabling you to upload information directly to the platform from your profile. You can also see who in your network works at companies you are interested in. Whether you are a job seeker, or looking to fill a position, this is the resource for you!                


WIB's Social (Media) Butterflies




Help WIB grow our social media footprint! Remember to participate on our Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn accounts, and post about events and news. You can also find us on Google+ and Pinterest! Thanks for helping spread the word about WIB and your local WIB chapter!








Volunteers needed for National Committees!

The Grants Procurement Committee needs volunteers to help us identify and/or apply for grants applicable to WIB. As our organization grows and expands its reach, we will become eligible for more grant opportunities – and we need your help! If you are interested in serving on this committee, please contact Jamie Strachota for more information.

Our Communications Committee, specifically for Social Media, needs volunteers to with finding and creating engaging relevant content for Facebook and/or Twitter. If interested, please contact Jamie Strachota.

Women In Bio Thanks Our Generous Sponsors!

Are you seeking to support women in the life sciences, as well as market your company to life science leaders? If so, consider this your invitation to become a Women In Bio sponsor! WIB has expanded rapidly over the last few years from a local support group for entrepreneurs in Washington D.C. to a national organization for women across the life sciences industry. We now include 11 chapters across North America, supported by over 1000 members and an outreach of over 10,000 subscribers. Our members and supporters span all sectors of the life sciences industry including biotech, pharma, academia, philanthropic organizations, law and accounting firms, and service providers such as CROs and CMOs. Learn more about our sponsorship opportunities!


Tonight - WIB-Chicago Presents “Fashionably Professional!”

Do you need ideas for maximizing your professional wardrobe, balancing style and function, or picking the right fashion essentials that withstand trends? Then join WIB-Chicago at DNA2050 tonight and hear tips on developing a flexible, professional wardrobe that conveys your personal style. Make connections over drinks and appetizers prior to the presentation, and end the evening shopping DNA2050’s great selection. Enjoy a 15% discount on full priced items, and enter a raffle to win a terrific gift bag from DNA2050! WIB-Chicago thanks DNA2050 for sponsoring this great event.

Join WIB at the 2014 AdvaMed Conference on Oct 6-8 - Win a Free Registration!

WIB has partnered with AdvaMed to gain reduced registration for WIB members who attend the conference! Use the WIB discount code “WIB20” for a 20% discount on registration until October 6, 2014. Entrepreneurs and representatives from early-stage and mid-size companies in the diagnostics and medical device fields are encouraged to register to win a FREE, FULL ACCESS PASS to AdvaMed, courtesy of WIB-Chicago! To register, just complete and submit the Full Access Fellowship Application by Sept. 18, 2014, and send it to

CommuniClear Global offers 10% discount to WIB members!

Ready to improve your spoken English? CommuniClear Global, a WBENC-certified Women's Business Enterprise, offers its linguistic expertise to help global workforce professionals communicate. Women In Bio members can receive a 10% discount on fall courses by using the code "WBIO” when registering." For more information, contact or


Tonight - Paths to Success: “Lean In” Stories and Discussions from Female Leaders in BIO!

Join us tonight to hear a panel of successful Georgia Biotech women leaders share their professional "Lean In" stories with the bioscience community. Through their talent, determination, and perseverance, these women have obtained success and achieved leadership positions in organizations big and small. Coming from all walks of life, these panelists will inspire more women to become leaders in their respective fields, relay knowledge on success and leadership, and provide role models for the younger generation of bioscience workers at large.

WIB-Atlanta Event: Winship Win the Fight 5K

Winship Cancer Institute at Emory University is having a “Win the Fight” 5K to raise money for cancer research on September 27, 2014. Women In Bio-Atlanta has formed a team to help them “Win the Fight!” It is absolutely free for you to join the team as a “sleep-in warrior” and raise funds for this worthy cause. However, coming out to the 5K is another great way to show your support for cancer patients/survivors and to raise awareness about the services that Winship Cancer Institute provides. Show support for your friends and family who are cancer victims/survivors and join WIB-Atlanta’s 5K team by signing up on our team website!

Want to Expand Your Resume While Helping Girls Learn About STEM Careers? Volunteer for Young Women In Bio!

Are you thinking of transitioning to a career in education? Are you trying to get more teaching experience? A great way to beef up your resume is to join our Young Women In Bio-Atlanta committee! Already this fall semester we have STEM events planned for Morehouse School of Medicine (September 13, 2014), Charles Drew High School (October 17, 2014), Northbrook Middle School, Hull Middle School, and Stockbridge High School. There are plenty of opportunities for you to get involved! Check out our Facebook page to learn more and join one of these events. You can also sign up for our YWIB email listserv by contacting Jenniffer Stetler at

7th Annual STEM Career Fair Held at Saint Philip AME Church

On August 23, 2014, the Saint Philip AME Church held a STEM fair for their youth ministry in conjunction with several metro-Atlanta area agencies, academic institutions, and organizations. The church’s goal was to expose young students to the vast world of science and engage them in the discovery of numerous STEM careers. Scientists from YWIB-Atlanta--Jenniffer Stetler, Kristina Clark, and Shacara Johnson--explained allergic reactions to attendees with a puzzle game, and encouraged the your to explore different scientific careers through artistic drawings. These YWIB scientists were awestruck by the knowledge and enthusiasm of the attendees, thereby making for another successful YWIB event!

WIB-Atlanta Holds an Outing at Eclipse di Luna

On August 19, 2014, twenty-two women met at the Eclipse di Luna near Perimeter Mall to catch up with old friends and meet new people. A wide variety of life science professionals was in attendance! A number of those who attended were researchers, professors, faculty members, and healthcare professionals. But also joining us were a biotech partner from Kilpatrick Townsend, a clinical trials consultant, and a nursing home administrator. Meeting a diverse crowd of life science professionals, like you do at WIB events, is a great way to learn about job opportunities, industry news, and hot topics. Since WIB currently offers a “Back To School” membership discount (see announcement in National section above), and there are a number of great Atlanta events coming up, now is the perfect time to join and become an official WIB-Atlanta member!

Southern California

You Leaned In, Now What?

We’ve convened local experts who are passionate about what they do to provide their hard-earned insight and best advice in four impactful areas of professional and personal success. On September 17, 2014, you will have the opportunity to participate in personal, round table discussions with each speaker and our concluding panel discussion topics will be determined by you! Do you have question or topic you’d really like the panelists to discuss? Simply email your suggestion to with the subject line: “You Leaned In Question/Topic” (any submission discussed will be kept anonymous.) Join us and together we’ll take the conversation forward!

Greater Boston

Join WIB-Greater Boston at the 2014 Redefining Early Stage Investments Conference!

The Redefining Early Stage Investments (RESI) conference on September 17, 2014, provides a forum for investors and entrepreneurs to connect and share information. The last RESI event hosted 140 investors from the 10 categories that LSN tracks, including Family Offices, Venture Philanthropy, Institutional Alternative Investors, and Corporate Venture Capital. For one day RESI brings qualified, active, global early stage investors together under one roof; scientist-entrepreneurs can book up to 16 partnering meetings in a day. You can view the latest conference agenda and list of confirmed investors here. WIB has partnered with Life Science Nation, enabling WIB members to register at a discount for this conference! Registering with the WIB discount code “WIB2014” gives you a 20% discount on any type of registration!

Greater Boston-WIB Exhibiting at BioPharm America™!

On September 22, 23, and 24, 2014, WIB-Greater Boston will have an exhibit at BioPharm America™ to spread the word about Women In Bio, and to recruit new members and sponsors. BioPharm America is where biotech industry partnerships get started. This three-day conference provides a proven and highly productive format for establishing new business relationships. Please stop by to visit us if you are attending this worthwhile event!


WIB-Pittsburgh P.O.W.E.R. Event!

WIB-Pittsburgh is proud to announce P.O.W.E.R. which will be a watershed moment in the development of Pittsburgh as a global life sciences center. The rally on the evening of Monday, September 22, 2014, will feature prominent women-led funding sources and will showcase local women entrepreneurs. Experience the POWER; register today!

Save The Date! - WIB-Pittsburgh Halloween Party

Our Annual Halloween Party date has been set! Please mark your calendars for Wednesday, October 29, 2014. More details to follow.


WIB-RTP End of Summer Networking: Let’s Talk About Body Language!

Ever wonder how body language affects perceptions? Aside from our choice of words and tone of voice, gestures, posture, and facial expressions convey powerful messages to the people we interact with. Join us on September 23, 2014, as we discuss this topic at our September networking event. Our signature, semi-structured networking will get you started engaging in conversations about body language, and you are sure to make beneficial new connections.

WIB-RTP and RTP Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association Host a Joint Networking Event!

On October 29, 2014, Women In Bio-RTP and the Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association, RTP Chapter, will bring you the best networking event of the year! These organizations uphold the mission of advancing women in the healthcare and life science industries, and we want to offer you the opportunity to expand your professional network beyond your current organization. By bringing women together from both of these organizations, you will be able to network in a structured environment, meet new people, expand your circle, and enhance your business relationships.

Seattle Metro

WIB-Seattle Metro Book Club Reviews Lean In

We're starting a book club, and our inaugural meeting is on September 23, 2014! And to get us going we've selected one of the most talked about books when it comes to women and their careers - Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg. If it didn’t make your summer reading list, be sure to pick it up, check it out, or download it! During our meeting we’ll discuss what you loved in Sandberg’s book, what you hated, and what you learned. Please bring either a bottle of wine or snack to share.

Savory Socializing in Seattle

On August 27, 2014, Seattle Metro capped off the summer enjoying wine, beer, and chocolate on the rooftop patio of UW-Fluke Hall. Over 50 members and guests enjoyed an evening of sunshine and great conversation while making meaningful connections.

Washington DC/Baltimore

Join Us for an End of Summer Rooftop Potluck

Please join WIB-DC/Baltimore on Wednesday, September 24, 2014, for an evening of fun during our annual rooftop potluck! This event is a great time to network with WIB members and other life science professionals. The event will take place on the rooftop deck of our hosts, Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP, an intellectual property law firm with headquarters in Washington DC. We hope to see you there!

Want to Volunteer? Join Our Communications and Membership Committees!

Are you interested in serving as leaders in our chapter committees? Then consider volunteering with our communications or membership committees! Both committees are seeking amazing WIB volunteers to help with exciting projects such as social media marketing, membership driving, and events planning for the upcoming fall. Gearing up to hone your leadership skills? Email to if you are interested in joining us!

San Francisco Bay Area

Hot Trends in the Life Sciences

What are some of the Hot Trends driving innovation and technological advances in the life sciences? Please join our distinguished panel on September 25, 2014, for a discussion of these cutting-edge trends! We will discuss some of the most exciting areas of research and technology that are shaping basic research, drug development, and therapeutic implementation. Check out this unique opportunity to learn from leading experts and discuss life science priorities from the perspective of academic research, nonprofit organizations, biotech, and pharmaceutical companies. As always, there will be wine, light snacks, and time to network before and after this engaging event.

Hot Trends in Life Science Tools

Cutting-edge discoveries require cutting-edge tools to make them happen. What are some of the Hot Trends in experimental tools used by life science researchers today? To learn more about these trends please join us on October 1, 2014, for a moderated panel discussion on emerging technologies in the life sciences. As always, there will be light snacks, drinks, and time for networking before and after this informative event. We hope by attending you will walk away with insights and inspiration that you can apply to own work. This is one event not to be missed!

WIB–San Francisco Bay Area Mentors, Advisors and Peers Program Needs Mentors!

Are you an experienced and successful woman in the world of Bio? Are you interested in mentoring? The San Francisco chapter of Women In Bio offers a MAPs program that provides 1:1 mentoring for young women who are recent graduates or in early to middle stages of their careers. Mentors and Mentees are paired based on common interests, and then meet at mutually convenient times. Mentees typically look for advice in either career development, transitioning to an alternative career, work/family balance, promoting women at work, managing a team, or the entrepreneurial process. If you have a calling to be a Mentor, please get in touch with Vidula Dixit, Chair, WIB-San Francisco Bay Area MAPs Program to obtain more information.

Memorable Connections Made At WIB - San Francisco Bay Area (South Bay) Speed Networking Event

WIB-San Francisco Bay Area hosted a fun and fast-paced speed networking event on August 13, 2014, at Fenwick and West’s premises in Mountain View, California. Over 40 enthusiastic life science professionals took advantage of this exciting opportunity to make new connections and grow their professional networks. The event began with lively conversation among the participants over wine and appetizers then moved on to a series of speed dating-style five-minute interactions. Participants also learned about WIB’s Mentors, Advisors, Peers (MAPs) program, which brings together women at different career stages, paths, and backgrounds in a professional yet social atmosphere. Special thanks to all volunteers, attendees, service staff, and sponsors for making this event a great success!

Greater Montréal

La section régionale du Grand Montréal de Femmes en bio Série déjeuner: Le paysage des sciences de la vie en Amérique du Nord- Libérer la Valeur, 15 octobre 2014

Rejoignez la section régionale du Grand Montréal de Femmes en bio à l’occasion d’un déjeuner au cours duquel nous explorerons l'état actuel des sciences de la vie au Canada et aux États-Unis. Lara Iob, Partenaire dans le domaine de l’assurance au sein du groupe EY et membre de son réseau global en sciences de la vie, discutera des tendances les plus récentes dans le secteur de la biotechnologie. Les thèmes qui seront abordés comprennent la finance, les faits marquants et les tendances en financement, et la «nouvelle normalité» dans laquelle nous vivons. Lara nous expliquera également comment nous continuons d’être une industrie de «nantis» et de «démunis» et pourquoi il est important pour les entreprises de travailler plus intelligemment pour valoriser leurs pipelines. La matinée se terminera par une session d’échange et de réseautage. Nous avons hâte de vous voir!

WIB-Greater Montreal Breakfast Series: The North American Life Science Landscape – Unlocking the Value, October 15, 2014

Join WIB-Greater Montreal as we explore the current state of the life sciences in Canada and the United States over a light breakfast. Lara Iob, Partner in the Assurance practice of EY, and member of its global life sciences network, will discuss the most recent trends in the biotech industry. Themes that she will cover include financial and financing highlights and trends, and the “new normal” in which we live. Lara will also explain how we continue to be an industry of “Have’s” and “Have Not’s,” and discuss why it is important for companies to work smarter to unlock the value in their pipelines. The morning will end with time for discussion and networking. We look forward to seeing you there!

Metro New York

Save The Date! – YWIB Event in Support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month

On October 22, 2014, WIB-Metro New York YWIB will hold its "Breast Cancer and the Impact of Scientific Discovery" event at New York University’s Langone Medical Center's breast cancer research labs. This event will include a tour by high school students of Langone’s medical facilities, with a focus on breast cancer research and its clinical applications.


Women In STEM Idea Exchange Summit Coming to Boston!

The Women In STEM Idea Exchange Summit will take place in Boston on October 21, 2014 at the Center for Women and Business at Bentley University. College students! - You can attend this great event at no cost! Register by emailing your full contact information to Ali Saland at WIB members! You can save $200 off of the standard registration rates by using the code “STEMBSTEMCONNECTOR.” You can register at the discounted rate of $295 through this link. You can also register by calling 888.670.8200 or by emailing

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