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July 7, 2016 

 Young Women In Bio:

Dawn Hocevar to Serve as WIB Interim President-Elect

WIB President, Kristi Sarno, has announced that Dawn Hocevar will assume the role of WIB Interim President-Elect,emphasizing that “Dawn is a great leader to serve in this role to keep the WIB momentum going full speed ahead. Dawn started out as one of the founding leaders of the WIB-San Francisco Bay Area chapter, in which she led the programming committee. She then was tapped to lead the National Programming Committee for three years, and now serves as the Co-chair of the newly formed Executive Development Leadership Committee. Please help me welcome Dawn to this role and we are looking forward to working with her!”

Women In Bio Announces National Sponsorship Committee Transitions

Pam Garzone, Executive Director of Biotechnology Clinical Research at Pfizer, has served as the WIB’s NationalSponsorship Chair since 2013. Pam had been impressed with the Women In Bio organization and wanted to contribute to its mission. During her term, Pam has met so many talented, inspiring and engaging women in this organization, and is proud to have served this awesome organization.

Pam is pleased to have Chris Meda, Chief Business Officer at InCellDx, step into the role of Chair oftheNationalSponsorship committee, and wishes the best of luck to Chris and the rest of the chapter members and leaders. Chris will assume the National Sponsorship Chair role after having been a WIB member 2011, when she and ten other women started the San Francisco Bay Area chapter of WIB. She served as WIB-San Francisco Bay Area Chapter Vice-Chair in 2012, and then served as Chapter Chair in 2013 and 2014. Chris joined the National WIB leadership team in 2015 as Vice-Chair of Sponsorship. She enjoys serving with this amazing group of women and mentoring young women moving into the science and healthcare workforce.

Laura Pomeroy
, a financial advisor at Merrill Lynch, will step into the WIB National Sponsorship Vice-Chair role, and work closely with Chris on National sponsorship initiatives and helping the 13 WIB chapters achieve their fundraising goals. Laura has been a member of WIB since 2015, and has served on the Sponsorship committee for the WIB-Southern California chapter. She has found WIB to be a wonderful environment for networking with other professional women, and has enjoyed learning new skills by working in fundraising.

Women In Bio Announces Its Boardroom Ready Program

Women In Bio is pleased to launch our Boardroom Ready Program, aimed to help executive women achieve their goal of corporate board service. Inspired by Biogen's successful Raising the Bar Program, WIB’s Boardroom Ready Program seeks to prepare exceptionally qualified WIB members for board service by providing board certification training, and assistance seeking public and private corporate board opportunities. You have different opportunities to engage in this program: You could become a Boardroom Ready Candidate, a Financial Sponsor, or a Boardroom Coach. Learn more.

WIB Video Spotlight Series

Annalisa Jenkins Interview during BIO2014 Plenary Event

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Upcoming Events


Small Dinner Series with Darnisha Grant Harrison, Ennaid Therapeutics

Join WIB Atlanta on July 14, 2016, for one of our Member-only small dinner series events, as we speak with Darnisha Grant Harrison. Ms. Harrison is President and CEO of Ennaid Therapeutics, a company that focuses on providing cures to diseases caused by Zika and other mosquito-borne viruses. To learn more about Ms. Harrison and Ennaid Therapeutics, please watch a short newscast from CBS 46. Note: At time of publication this event was closed. Contact to inquire about placement on a waiting list for event openings.

Golfing at Top Golf - a “High Tech” Driving Range

Join WIB-Atlanta golf pros and beginners on July 27, 2016, for a fun evening at Top Golf Atlanta Midtown - a “high tech” driving range. Enjoy food and drinks from the swanky Top Golf lounge while networking and improving your game. Or just come out to make new friends! WIB will purchase priority passes for our group for the event’s duration. The cost of the event will cover your lifetime membership to Top Golf. Food and drink will be available on the premises for purchase.

Partner with Women In Bio-Atlanta

The Women In Bio-Atlanta sponsorship committee is looking for biotechnology company partnerships. Does your company have a sizable conference room or event space we can use for events? Wouldn’t it be great to have the next WIB event right at work and not have to go through Atlanta’s traffic? Contact us at, let us know that your company has event space, and we’ll work with your company’s leadership to bring the event to you.

Looking to volunteer? Join our Communications Committee!

Looking to gain leadership experience through Women In Bio? Volunteer to serve on our Communications Committee! We seek enthusiastic WIB members wishing to help with exciting chapter projects over the upcoming year such as social media marketing. Don’t miss out on a chance to serve as a leader for the WIB-Atlanta chapter. Contact to learn more and to volunteer!

Emory MAPs-U Group Needs Volunteers

Mentors Advisors Peers (MAP)s-University groups have regular monthly meetings on the Emory campus that involve invited speakers and discussions on various career-related topics. The Emory MAPs-U group is looking for a graduate student and a post-doc to volunteer as group leaders. With help from the MAPs Chair, the group leader(s) will be responsible for organizing regular meetings and inviting speakers. The group leader(s) will also report to the MAPs Chair. Being group leader allows you a great opportunity to network and will better prepare you for your future career. Email and tell us you are interested!

Opportunity for Free Registration to WIB-Atlanta Events

Would you like the chance to attend WIB-Atlanta events for free? WIB-Atlanta is looking for volunteers to work the registration table at the beginning of chapter events. Benefits of this experience include the opportunity to meet and network with event attendees. If you are new to WIB, want to meet people, and want an easy way to initiate professional relationships, this is a great opportunity. Contact to discuss volunteer opportunities that can provide you with free entry into WIB-Atlanta events.

Austin Area

Professional Development Series: “Network with purpose!”

On June 20, 2016, WIB-Austin Area hosted a strategic networking event at BlackFinn Ameripub. Small roundtable discussions allowed participants to target the topics that were most relevant and impactful to them. Discussion topics ranged from Entrepreneurship, Biotechnology & Law, and Healthcare to Regulatory Affairs. This discussion led to the formation of high-value connections that strengthened the networks of participants. Local professionals, including Heather Flanagan, Ph.D., J.D., Jeanette Hill, Ph.D., and Lilly Timon, facilitated discussions at each of the stations over drinks and appetizers. They shared their career development path, and used their combined expertise to maximize the value of the discussion.

Participants enjoyed a relaxing atmosphere while networking on a variety of topics

WIB-Austin Area Chapter Chair, Monica Berrondo (left), and Jeanette Hill, one of the event facilitators

Join Our WIB-Austin Leadership Team!!

Looking to gain leadership experience through Women In Bio? Volunteer to serve on our leadership team! We are seeking volunteers to enhance chapter Membership and Sponsorship. The Membership committee will work with the WIB-Austin chapter and National WIB to update and maintain a complete member database. Enthusiastic volunteers will coordinate membership drives and other activities to boost membership. The Sponsorship committee is active year-round to identify and secure sponsorship money. In addition to creating opportunities for fundraising, volunteers will be confident and comfortable asking for sponsorship money from companies and organizations. Contact for more information!


WIB-Chicago Presents “Symphony in the Park”

Celebrate the summer with WIB-Chicago on July 20, 2016! Join us for an evening free of charge of informal networking in beautiful Millennium Park followed by a symphony performance at Jay Pritzker Pavilion, featuring Marin Alsop and the Grant Park Orchestra in an evening showcasing music by Philip Glass with projected images by famed National Geographic photographer Frans Lanting. Networking begins at 6:00 p.m., followed by the symphony performance at 6:30 p.m. Bring your own snacks and a blanket or portable chair to sit on. Meet at the Southeast corner of the lawn and be on the lookout for a giant “Women in Bio” sign.

Greater Boston

About Our Chapter

The WIB-Greater Boston chapter leverages the strength of the region's biotechnology supercluster to promote leadership and entrepreneurship for women in the life sciences. WIB-Greater Boston aims to foster the community of biotechnology professionals in New England while providing mentorship and professional development opportunities across the career continuum - from those just beginning their careers to industry veterans. We provide educational and networking opportunities to industry members in all disciplines including: research, operations, legal, marketing and beyond. In addition we organize, via our Young Women In Bio (YWIB) program, various educational programs for middle and high school-aged girls to promote interest in life science and the breadth of career opportunities in the field. Learn more about our chapter.

Greater Montréal

Save The Date! - WIB-Greater Montreal Book Club Hosts a Discussion of Is Gwyneth Paltrow Wrong about Everything? by Timothy Caulfield

Join WIB–Greater Montreal for a fun and fascinating discussion on the impact of celebrity culture on science and society featured in Timothy Caulfield’s new book, Is Gwyneth Paltrow Wrong about Everything.

For Timothy Caulfield, lawyer and health science expert, it wasn’t enough to just chronicle the amazing influence of celebrity culture on people’s lifestyle and healthcare decisions. He spends a year employing a hands-on approach trying every popular celebrity beauty routine and diet. He reads all the celebrity magazines, Twitter feeds, and gossip blogs – he even signs himself up with a modeling agency! In the end, he uses science to debunk many of the myths and promises espoused by today’s celebrities, separating sense from nonsense…

Bring a copy of the book, and we will ask questions to kick-start the discussion. Drinks and light fare will be provided. The date and venue will be posted soon.

Réservez la date! - WIB-Grand Montréal Book Club accueille, Is Gwyneth Paltrow Wrong about Everything? Par Timothy Caulfield, Septembre 2016

Rejoignez WIB-Grand Montréal pour une amusante et fascinante discussion sur l'impact de “la culture de  célébrité” sur la science et la société, mettant en vedette le nouveau livre de Timothy Caulfield, Is Gwyneth Paltrow Wrong about Everything?

Pour Timothy Caulfield, avocat et expert en sciences de la santé, il ne lui suffit pas  juste de faire la chronique de l'incroyable influence de la culture célébrité sur le mode de vie des gens et les prises de décisions sur leur santé, il passe une année en utilisant une approche pratique essayant les routines de beauté et régimes alimentaires populaires de chaque célèbre. Il lit tous les magazines de célébrités, les Tweets et les blogs de potins - il signe même avec une agence de mannequins ! En fin de compte, il utilise la science pour démystifier la plupart des mythes et les promesses défendues par les célébrités d’aujourd’hui, la séparation du sens et l’absurdité...

Apportez une copie du livre, nous poserons des questions pour lancer la discussion. Des boissons et des plats légers seront fournis. La date et le lieu seront affichés bientôt.

Metro New York

Rockefeller University Learning at the Bench (LAB) Experience Event for NYC Area High School Students

On December 17, 2015, the Science Outreach Program at The Rockefeller University hosted its first Learning at the Bench (LAB) event with the WIB-Metro New York Young Women In Bio group. 35 young women from seven New York City private, charter, and public schools attended the event, including Achievement First Brooklyn High School, Bard High School Early College (Manhattan), ELLIS Preparatory Academy, KIPP NYC College Prep High School, La Scuola d'Italia Guglielmo Marconi, NYC Lab School for Collaborative Studies, and The Ramaz School. Read the entire article!

Gaining hands-on experience at the bench

Students and Rockefeller University scientists discuss the goals of scientific research

Rockefeller University Learning at the Bench (LAB) Event for NYC Area Middle School Students

20 New York City middle school students visited The Rockefeller University on January 29, 2016, to experience hands-on DNA analysis at the lab bench and learn about research careers in the life sciences. As the first event of a busy spring semester for the WIB-Metro New York Young Women In Bio, the event was special and showcased YWIB’s interest in expanding STEM career exposure to middle school students. YWIB collaborated with the university’s Scientific Outreach Program, which developed the program and which seeks to engage New York City middle and high school students in ongoing research at the university. Read the entire article!

Students were guided by scientists through different experiential sessions

Jeanne Garbarino, the Scientific Outreach Program’s director, discusses population genetics

Philadelphia Metro

Kamala Maddali Receives Healthcare Heroes Finalist Award

WIB-Philadelphia Metro extends our congratulations to Chapter Vice-Chair, Kamala Maddali, DVM, Ph.D., VP, Biopharm Market Development, Collaborations and Companion Diagnostics, Cancer Genetics, Inc., for receiving the NJBIZ 2016 Healthcare Heroes Finalist Award on June 21, 2016. The 10th annual awards pay tribute to individuals and organizations that are making a significant impact on the quality of health care in New Jersey.

Kamala Maddali receives the NJBIZ 2016 Healthcare Heroes Finalist Award

WIB-Philadelphia Metro Serves Professionals in Philadelphia, New Jersey, and Delaware

Interested in joining Women In Bio in Philadelphia, New Jersey, and Delaware? The WIB-Philadelphia Metro Chapter is an organization of professionals actively committed to promoting life science careers, leadership, and entrepreneurship of women in the Philadelphia tri-state area. WIB-Philadelphia Metro aims to foster the community of life science professionals while providing mentorship and professional development opportunities across the career continuum - from those just beginning their careers to industry veterans. Looking to gain leadership experience through Women In Bio? Volunteer to serve on our leadership team. We are seeking volunteers to enhance chapter Programs, Communications, YWIB, Membership, and Sponsorship. Consider joining the leadership team and be a part of launching the WIB-Philadelphia Metro chapter. Learn more by emailing us at


P.O.W.E.R. 2016 - Empowering Women to Protect Women

The annual Pittsburgh’s Outstanding Women Entrepreneurs Rally (P.O.W.E.R.) is a celebration of the contribution local women are making to life sciences and healthcare. P.O.W.E.R. 2016 will showcase the use of science and technology in championing new methods for protecting women.

Sexual assault and physical violence against women are as old as time itself. In today's technological world, sexual assault and female trafficking are more pervasive and organized. P.O.W.E.R. 2016 will link scientific innovation, law, and economic growth in a cross-sectional forum of experts, entrepreneurs, and researchers who have developed key tools for fighting violators. Five successful Pittsburgh innovators will highlight cutting-edge technologies used to combat, prevent and prosecute sexual brutality in Pittsburgh and across the globe:

WIB-Pittsburgh is proud that P.O.W.E.R. 2016 will furnish a platform for these inspiring women – women who live and work in our region – to showcase the science and technology they have developed to protect women and to change the landscape of violence in our world. This year P.O.W.E.R. will again be a part of Thrill Mill's Thrival Festival - an innovation and music festival put on by one of Pittsburgh's newest accelerators. Seating is limited – Early registration is strongly encouraged.

Welcome-To-Summer Potluck Picnic

In spite of the cool weather and gray skies, WIB-Pittsburgh members and family attended their very first potluck picnic on Thursday, June 23, 2016. This was a wonderful way to kick off the summer while eating delicious grilled food and wonderful desserts. Hugs and handshakes could be seen everywhere as friends and family reconnected or met for the first time under the Anderson Shelter in Schenley Park. We look forward to seeing everyone again soon at our next event!

New WIB-Pittsburgh leadership team members Michelle Zorrilla, Mary Florio, and Tara Chowdhury get to know each other better.

Rebecca Watters and her spouse, Michael Watters, enjoy reconnecting with Fabricio Ortiz de Montellano, spouse of WIB-member Susan Farabaugh.

Call for Mentors: Join our Pittsburgh MAPS Mentoring Team

Our Pittsburgh MAPs (Mentors, Advisors, and Peers) 1:1 Mentoring Program is in full swing and we need more mentors! Each mentor will meet with a mentee about once a month for six months. Please share with anyone you think may be interested in giving back to the next generation of women in the sciences. Interested in our Pittsburgh mentoring team? Email: For more information about MAPS and 1:1 mentoring, please visit:


“Find Your Fiscal Fortitude to Manage Your Finances and Forge Your Future during Your Lunch Hour”

Women are often the financial, schedule, and wellness managers of their households. These roles create a variety of monetary demands which, combined with women having a longer life expectancy, means that having a better understanding of wealth planning is vital for women even if they haven’t played this role before. Take control of your financial future by taking advantage of WIB-RTP’s first “lunch and learn” event on July 21, 2016. We will meet at Frontier, which is conveniently located in the heart of RTP. We promise that we will have you in and out within an hour that you probably already take for your lunch break. Come and join us for a boxed lunch while two financial advisors, Amy Johnston and Elizabeth Pritchett from Morgan Stanley, explain the basics of personal finance and saving for retirement to us. They will also educate us about the importance of creating a financial plan, and how to get started with the financial planning process. We offer a limited number of seats so please reserve your spot early before we close our online registration on July 18, 2016.

Young Women In Bio Visits the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health

The University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health is consistently recognized as a leading public health school, and is currently ranked by U.S. News & World Report as the top public school of public health in the nation! The school’s mission is to improve public health, promote individual well-being, and eliminate health disparities across North Carolina and around the world. This July 26, 2016, event will include an introduction to the school with a question and answer portion. The girls will then be taken on a tour of the school and the labs where they can meet with graduate students and faculty, and learn about their research. This event is open to rising 9th-12th grade girls. Advanced registration is required. Walk-ins will not be accepted and parents are unable to participate at the event. Closed-toe shoes and pants are a requirement to participate in the lab tours.

WIB-RTP Young Women In Bio Holds Event at Medicago USA

On June 14, 2016, the WIB-RTP Young Women In Bio held an event at Medicago, Inc. in Research Triangle Park. Girls from area high schools began the afternoon with a company introduction by several female scientists. Next, they learned how to set-up and run a sodium dodecyl sulfate polyacrylamide (SDS-Page) gel electrophoresis to determine the presence of the protein hemagglutinin, which is important in influenza vaccine research. The girls completed the afternoon with a tour of Medicago USA’s state-of-the-art laboratories and greenhouse. Medicago USA is a wholly owned subsidiary of Medicago Inc. It consists of a 97,000 square-foot commercial-scale facility in Research Triangle Park (RTP), North Carolina. This facility includes a fully automated greenhouse, customized infiltration systems, and a state of the art extraction and purification unit whose objective is to produce virus-like particles for influenza. During the afternoon’s activities the girls met female scientists from engineering, analytical development, process development, project management, QC, QA, facility security, and the greenhouse. They learned there are a remarkably wide variety of jobs available in the plant biotech industry! Join us on Tuesday, July 26, 2016, for our visit to the UNC Gillings School of Public Health from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Dr. Stephanie Byrd demonstrates to a student the proper insertion of the pipette tip into the SDS-Page gel while (left to right) Ana Puhl, Diane Darlington, and Lisa Rightmeyer look on.

Lisa Rightmyer demonstrates how to take up solution into a pipette tip.

WIB-RTP Book Club Reviews What Works for Women at Work: Four Patterns Working Women Need to Know

On June 23, 2016, fifteen WIB-RTP members met at the North Carolina Biotechnology Center for a lively and exciting discussion of the featured book, What Works for Women at Work: Four Patterns Working Women Need to Know, by Joan C. Williams and her daughter, Rachel Dempsey. Williams (Distinguished Professor and Director of the Center for WorkLife Law at the University of California, Hastings College of Law), and Dempsey (a student at Yale Law School, who blogs for The Huffington Post on women’s issues) describe four patterns that shape gender bias in the workplace: Prove It Again, the Tightrope, the Maternal Wall, and the Tug of War. Each pattern represents different challenges and requires different strategies. This research-based guide for working women provides indispensable solutions, real-life anecdotes, and concrete strategies to mitigate the effects of gender bias. The strategies presented in this book are practical tools for women from the cubicle to the corner office, be they shy or assertive, juggling a family or single. Hence, women of all ages and professions can benefit from reading this book. It is a must read for everyone committed to creating gender-fair workplaces.

WIB-RTP Book Club members discuss Joan C. Williams’ and Rachel Dempsey’s provocative book.

WIB-RTP Partners with Kayo Conference for First Women in Healthcare Investing Roundtable Discussion

On June 21, 2016, Kayo Conference series partnered with WIB-RTP to hold the first Kayo Women in Healthcare Investing Roundtable discussion. WIB-RTP Chapter President, Aga Truax, and Communications Chair, Alicia Koblansky, were in attendance to hear a fantastic group of female entrepreneurs and investors discuss various topics, ranging from healthcare investment themes in 2016 to an outsider’s perspective of possible investments in the RTP area. It was an informative evening, where plenty of network opportunities emerged. Partnership with Kayo conference has provided WIB a unique opportunity for advertisement and broader exposure to the Triangle community.

Event panelists included (left to right) Cody Nystrom, Managing Director at SJF Ventures, Theresa Sexton, Managing Director at Claritas Capital, Mara Huntington, Managing Director at Banking East for Square 1 Bank, Kapila Ratnam, Ph.D., Partner at NewSpring Capital, and Cindy Whitehead, CEO of The Pink Ceiling.

San Francisco Bay Area

“Hot Trends: CRISPR, Big Data, and the Microbiome”

Please join the San Francisco Bay Area chapter of Women In Bio on July 28, 2016, for an informative panel discussion on Hot Trends in Biology! The discussion will be moderated by Antoinette Kionski (Partner, Foler & Lardner LLP) and feature speakers Rachel Haurwitz (CEO, Caribou Biosciences, Inc), Colleen Cutcliffe (Co-founder and CEO, Whole Biome, Inc), and Amy Swanson (Associate Director, Medical Education and Communications, Illumina). The panel will focus on CRISPR technology, big data approaches, and the microbiome. There will also be opportunities for networking before and after the panel event, which will include light refreshments.

WIB-San Francisco Bay Area Call for Volunteers!

Build a network without even trying - come volunteer with Women In Bio! Our committees are staffed and run by amazing women who you should get to know! Plus, make connections at local companies as part of our chapter’s Sponsorship committee, meet amazing speakers with the Programming committee, hone your speaking and writing skills with the Communications team, and more. Email for more information!

Seattle Metro

“Learn to Golf” Workshop

In this two hour long workshop on July 26, 2016, attendees will receive hands-on instruction on driving and putting the golf ball. This is an excellent opportunity to learn the basics of a sport critical to social and professional networking. Space is limited to 32 attendees so please sign up early! Registration is limited to WIB members.

Southern California

Golf Clinic and Networking Event, July 21, 2016

WIB invites you to a Women Golf Outing event on July 21, 2016, to enjoy golf, sports fashion, and networking at the Oak North Golf Course. The event is for all golf levels, and participants don’t need to have any prior golf experience. Professional golf instructors will hold a one-hour golf clinic where you can either learn basic golf fundamentals from the Back Swing Golf Events team or improve your skills. Clubs will be provided by the Golf Course. Following the clinic, we invite you to Vivacity Sportswear trunk show where you will meet the company founder Vivian Sayward, a Southern California local, and see the latest fashion sportswear collection designed and manufactured in San Diego. Delicious appetizers and drinks will be provided by the Oak North Golf Course. The venue will be decorated with beautiful fresh flower bouquets that attendees would be able to take home after the event.

WIB-Southern California Reviews Let Them Lead: How to Command Less and Accomplish More by Michaela Hart

Michaela Hart, currently the Vice President of Quality Management and Regulatory Affairs at Roche Sequencing Solutions (RSS), once called “a combination of Katrina ‘Kat’ Cole and Danica Patrick,” has been a corporate executive for more than 25 years. She has leveraged her management experience to become a recognized leader, career coach, speaker, and the author of Let Them Lead – How to Command Less and Accomplish More. Michaela is excited to join in our book club and answer any questions you may have. Take advantage of this unique opportunity to get insights into Michaela’s rich career as a dynamic leader, her view of authentic leadership, and receive a free copy of her book. Michaela's "M-power" will help teach you how to lead yourself first on your journey to understanding how to lead others.

Beyond Rare Disease R&D: Accelerating Therapeutic Access for Patients with Rare Diseases

Join Moderator Dr. Christina Waters, CEO and Founder of RARE Science, and a panel of experts on September 8, 2016, as they discuss the importance of early accurate disease diagnosis, as a misdiagnosis not only leads to progression of disease, but also to unneeded financial costs for the patient and health system. They will also focus on therapeutic access to existing drugs, the cost of drug development and therapeutic pricing, and reimbursement. Learn more!

Membership Discount for Biocom Members!

Biocom members can save 25% on WIB membership costs! If you are a Biocom member, contact to learn more and receive the discount code.

BioNetwork West – Partnering Made Easy

BioNetwork West is the essential platform for business development executives across the pharmaceutical and biotechnology space to come together. While there you will develop relationships with true decision makers that lead to strategic partnerships, all done in a beautiful intimate setting. We make it easy for you to make lasting connections…and enjoy yourself while doing so! Pharma/Big Biotechs – register now with code BNW16WIB and receive $600 off your ticket. Book online at or call us at 1-646-200-7530. Discounted rates are also available for Small Biotechs, Academics, and Universities. Join us at The Ritz-Carlton, in beautiful Laguna Niguel, California, October 5-7, 2016.

Washington DC/Baltimore

WIB-DC/Baltimore Presents "Dangerous Documents”

The thousands of emails sent over an organization’s server on a daily basis can be retrieved indefinitely. To survive in our litigious society, life science and biotechnology employees need to understand what they should or should not write in their emails and other documents. In this July 21, 2016, hands-on session by industry expert Nancy Singer (formerly a US Department of Justice Prosecutor and defense lawyer), you will have the opportunity to analyze improperly written documents and revise them so they will reflect the writer’s true intent. You will leave the session with actionable and practical information that you will be able to use immediately.

WIB-DC/Baltimore Kitchen Science Series at Harford County Public Library

The WIB-DC/Baltimore Kitchen Science Series on April 23, 2016, at the Harford County Public Library (HCPL), Edgewood Branch was a fun and educational day. Youth Women In Bio (YWIB) presented the “Layer Magic! Rainbow in a Jar” experiment in coordination with the STEM program at Harford County Public Library. Young ladies, ranging in age from 5 years old to high school freshmen, were guided through a fun and simple experiment in density, building a liquid rainbow by first dying liquids of different densities different colors of the rainbow with food coloring and then layering these liquids (from most to least dense) on top of each other in a clear plastic jar. Our rainbows consisted of normal household items: corn syrup, dish detergent, olive oil, water, and rubbing alcohol. After creating our “rainbows,” we compared the densities of the different liquids to solids, including sponges, wine corks, pennies, and grapes. During the experiment our YWIB volunteers talked about their own careers in the biological sciences and answered any general questions the ladies had about careers, density, or science in general. Read the entire article.

Kids are excited at the event!

"We are making rainbows!"

Want a Network Online? Join WIB DC/Baltimore on LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter!

Tired of too much effort spent traveling and showing up in person for every chapter event? Then join our online social media groups, and start conversation and networking from anywhere! WIB-DC/Baltimore has launched and robustly runs our LinkedIn group (, Facebook Page (, and Twitter handle ( Follow us and you’ll be informed of upcoming events, recaps of past events, resources, recent articles in Bio-related fields, and job postings!

Become a Sponsor for the WIB-DC/Baltimore Chapter! Help us meet our goals!

Support the WIB-DC/Baltimore Chapter! Being a sponsor gives your company the opportunity to interact with members, a WIB annual membership, and a great chance to display your company logo for WIB events! Does your organization want to impact and facilitate professional growth for women in the life sciences? Then consider becoming our WIB chapter sponsor! Since our chapter represents a network of more than 230 members, your brand name will spread easily within and beyond our community. Furthermore, by sponsoring our monthly education and networking events, you will bring true values that promote our members’ professional growth in careers, leadership, and entrepreneurship. For more details, feel free to contact our sponsorship committee chair, Jenny Zhang at

Looking to volunteer? Join our Communications, Membership, Sponsorship, and Program committees!

Looking for opportunities to improve your leadership and communication skills through WIB? Consider volunteering with our communications, membership, program, or sponsorship committees! All these diverse committees are seeking amazing WIB volunteers to help with exciting projects such as social media marketing, membership driving as well as events planning for the upcoming year. Don’t miss out on a chance to serve as future leaders for the DC/Baltimore chapter. Contact to learn more and to volunteer!

To take advantage of a free subscription to WIB-Smartbrief, a weekly newsletter that will keep you updated about women making a difference in biotech and life sciences, please sign up here.

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