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|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
Seeking Funding - Best Practices and Common Mistakes
Learn what you should have in place before seeking funding, as well as best practices and common mistakes, during this WIB-San Francisco Bay Area event in our member-exclusive video library!
|CHAPTER NEWS & EVENTS|
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 Atlanta@womeninbio.org, 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 Atlanta@womeninbio.org 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 AtlantaMaps@womeninbio.org 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 Atlanta@womeninbio.org to discuss volunteer opportunities that can provide you with free entry into WIB-Atlanta events.
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 Austin@womeninbio.org for more information!
“Choose Your Own Adventure - A Panel Discussion of Careers in the Life Sciences and Beyond”
Careers can take unexpected twists and turns. In the life sciences, there are many options to pursue. Each of our panelists started off in on a different path than the one she is on today: from bench chemists and engineers to pharmaceutical pricing gurus, compliance experts, and attorneys, none of them could have necessarily predicted her future at the outset. We hope you will join us on August 16, 2016, to take advantage of their perspective and experiences, in what promises to be an engaging discussion. Our panelists include Colleen Roberts, Chief Compliance & Legal Officer at Valence Health, Lee Tumminello, Partner at Faegre Baker Daniels, and Sanjida Chowdhury, Senior Director of Financial Government Compliance at Fresenius Kabi.
A Golf Social: Golf Workshop and Networking Event
Whether you are a beginner or an experienced golfer, you will enjoy our Golf Social Event on August 9, 2016, with practice golf lessons, networking on the patio with appetizers and drinks, and an optional round of golf available until sundown (additional fee). Space is limited to 25 attendees so please sign up early! Open to both WIB members and non-members.
WIB Greater Boston Holds Summer Social & Speed Networking Event
Set in the heart of Boston’s seaport district, Fish & Richardson provided the perfect backdrop for the Women In Bio-Greater Boston season kickoff event - a Summer Socializing and Speed Networking Night, held June 29, 2016. While networking and socializing by a magnificent sunset, attendees enjoyed an evening complete with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. Following an initial pre-meeting, Kristi Sarno, WIB’s National President, Boston Chapter Chair, Michelle Linn, and Boston Communications Chair, Amy Speak, shared the organization’s objectives for the coming year, expressing enthusiasm for new volunteers to join the WIB Team. Michelle encouraged any interested volunteers to join the WIB mission to help women achieve the highest levels of leadership, influence and decision-making that they desire. The Greater Boston chapter’s objectives for the remainder of the year include continuing to build the membership base and to hold regular monthly events. The goal is to offer events that are both fun and educational, as well as to provide networking opportunities. Read more!
The evening’s featured event was a speed-networking hour.
Attendees enjoyed a relaxing evening complete with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres.
|Metro New York
On April 19, 2016, WIB-Metro New York’s Young Women In Bio group held an engaging and informative panel discussion on “Law and Science.” This event aimed to introduce students to various fields of law that may interest those with an educational background or interest in STEM. The event was open for public registration to female elementary, middle, and high school students from New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut. Read the entire article!
“Law and Science” panelists field student questions.
WIB-Philadelphia Metro Serves Professionals in Philadelphia, New Jersey, and Delaware
The WIB-Philadelphia Metro chapter is an organization of professionals actively committed to promoting careers, leadership, and entrepreneurship of women in the life sciences in the Philadelphia, Delaware, NJ area. We aim 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. The WIB-Philadelphia Metro chapter is seeking volunteers to serve on our leadership team and enhance chapter Programs, Communications, Membership, and Sponsorship. We currently have six chapter chairs who are working on promoting the organization, and setting up a launch event in early October. We would love for you to join us, whether as a member, a sponsor, or to attend our launch event to find out more about us. Learn more by visiting our Chapter Website or emailing us at Philadelphiametro@womeninbio.org. You can also find us on Facebook and LinkedIn. Participate in our survey, and let us know how WIB-Philadelphia Metro can best serve you!
WIB-Pittsburgh Pop-Up Social on July 24, 2016: Bach, Beethoven, and Brunch
Join us for a July Pop-Up Social at “Bach, Beethoven, and Brunch” at Mellon Park on Sunday, July 24, 2016, from 10:30 a.m. to 12;00 p.m. Bring brunch, blankets, and chairs and enjoy the music! This is a non-registration casual Pop-Up event. Please visit our Facebook page for more information, as well as Twitter. This casual event is a great opportunity to introduce WIB to your friends and co-workers!!
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.
Meet P.O.W.E.R. 2016 Speaker Janet R. Necessary
WIB-Pittsburgh invites you to meet the first of five successful Pittsburgh innovators speaking at P.O.W.E.R. 2016 – Empowering Women to Protect Women on September 20, 2016: Janet R. Necessary received a B.A. degree in 1975 from Chatham College (French and Economics), and a J.D. in 1978 from the Vanderbilt University School of Law. She joined the Allegheny County Office of the District Attorney in December 1978. Ms. Necessary is a Deputy District Attorney and supervisor of the Crimes Against Persons Unit, which prosecutes cases of adult sexual assault and other violent crimes, the Elder Abuse Unit, which prosecutes crimes against the elderly, and the Child Abuse Unit, which prosecutes sexual and physical abuse of children. She has also supervised the Violent Crimes/Firearms, Narcotics, Theft, and General Trial Units. She currently prosecutes sex assault cases, homicide, and robbery cases, and has also prosecuted fraud and violent crimes against the elderly. Ms. Necessary is the author of DUI - A Manual for Pennsylvania Prosecutors, initially published by the Allegheny County District Attorney, later published by the Pennsylvania District Attorneys Institute and distributed to all Pennsylvania District Attorneys. She has served on the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Medical Legal Advisory Board on Child Abuse, and was a founding member of the Sexual Assault Response Team of Allegheny County (SARTAC). Ms. Necessary has also served on the Allegheny County Domestic Violence Task Force, the Allegheny County Child Sexual Abuse Task Force, and the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Task Force on Family Violence. Jan grew up in the Knoxville neighborhood of the City of Pittsburgh and now lives in Bethel Park. She has been married to James C. Johns since 1993.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about MAPS and 1:1 mentoring, please visit: http://www.womeninbio.org/mentoring.
Today! - “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. Attendees will take control of their financial future at WIB-RTP’s first “lunch and learn” event today. 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. During the event we will enjoy 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.
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.
Summer Book Club, Part 2 – “Unleashing Your Inner Leader with the Author Herself, Vickie Bevenour”
There is a powerful leader inside each of us, but how do you release it? Unleashing Your Inner Leader: An Executive Coach Tells All provides leaders (and those aspiring to leadership roles) a blueprint for enhancing their overall leadership performance, becoming an authentic leader, and ultimately leaving a stellar professional legacy. On August 4, 2016, international leadership strategist and author, Vickie Bevenour (Coach Vickie), will lead the discussion on her own book, and provide additional insight into how to unleash the powerful leader inside you by identifying the elements that are key to success, practicing them regularly, and making them habits. This book is an essential resource for any professional, and you will have the added bonus of speaking with Coach Vickie. Breakfast and coffee/tea will be provided.
WIB-RTP Presents a MAPs Social
Ever wonder who your fellow MAPs members are, or want to learn more about MAPs? Then come on out on August 16, 2016, to our first MAPs Social to network across the MAPs (mentors, advisors, and peers) groups and learn more about the different groups within WIB. This event is being held in appreciation of the efforts of our members who have made our MAPs program such a success. We will hold a small painting workshop during the event. If you are new to WIB, and would like to learn more about the MAPs program, this is a great opportunity to meet with current MAPs members.
|San Francisco Bay Area
“Hot Trends: CRISPR, Big Data, and the Microbiome” Event
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 Konski (Partner, Foley & 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.
“Breakthrough Discoveries in Aging Research” Event
Can scientists slow down aging? On August 10, 2016, come learn about the latest discoveries and research in aging from expert scientists in academia and industry. Our illustrious panel features Cynthia Kenyon (VP of Aging Research, Calico), Kimberly Scearce-Levie (Director of Preclinical Translational Biology, Denali Therapeutics), Irina Conboy (Professor, UC Berkeley), and Judith Campisi (Professor, Buck Institute). These panelists will discuss cutting edge research being conducted in the field of aging, identify important research trends and technologies used in this rapidly growing field, and speak to current and future intervention and therapeutic strategies for age-related disorders.
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 SanFrancisco@womeninbio.org for more information!
“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.
“Come Mix and Mingle with WIB”
Join us for our annual summer social on August 9, 2016, and put those networking skills to work. This event will be a great opportunity for members and non-members to mingle and enjoy our beautiful PNW summer on the rooftop of Fluke Hall at the University of Washington. We will celebrate and support each other while sharing ideas, aspirations, and experiences. Refreshing drinks and tasty nibbles will be served.
Today! - Golf Clinic and Networking Event
WIB-Southern California will hold its Women Golf Outing event today! 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 attendees can either learn basic golf fundamentals from the Back Swing Golf Events team or improve their skills. Clubs will be provided by the Golf Course. Following the clinic, we invite attendees to Vivacity Sportswear trunk show where they 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. On August 8, 2016, 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!
Inaugural “Start-Up Pitch Challenge” Event an Exhilarating Success
So, how was it? Exhilarating. Approximately 80 event attendees enjoyed networking, an introduction to WIB-Southern California’s mission for women in the Life Science community, and presentations by local entrepreneurs. Read more!
Judges, presenting entrepreneurs, and audience listen as WIB-Southern California Program Chair, Debra Bressaw, describes Women In Bio’s mission.
WIB-Southern California’s Steering Committee team delivered a memorable event.
Membership Discount for Biocom Members!
Biocom members can save 25% on WIB membership costs! If you are a Biocom member, contact SouthernCalifornia@womeninbio.org 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 http://bit.ly/295No3P 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.
Tonight! - 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 tonight’s 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.
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 (https://www.linkedin.com/groups/4260075), Facebook Page (https://www.facebook.com/WIBDCBaltimore/?fref=ts), and Twitter handle (https://twitter.com/WIBDCBaltimore). 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 DC.Baltimore@WomenInBio.org.
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 DC.Baltimore@WomenInBio.org to learn more and to volunteer!
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