|Women In Bio E-Newsletter|
Inviting. Supporting. Succeeding.
We Look Forward to Seeing You at BIO 2017!
Join Women In Bio and the entire biotechnology industry at the 2017 BIO International Convention in San Diego, California on 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 a Women In Bio meetup in San Diego. Don’t miss out on four days of networking, education, and business opportunities - register today at a discount!
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. We will also have a booth located in the BIO 2017 Exhibit Hall (Booth #5409). Stop by, say hello, and learn more about our rapidly growing organization.
Read on for more on BIO 2017 – we look forward to seeing you there!
BIO International Convention Discount
Save $200 on your BIO Admission with this special offer from Women In Bio and BIO! During, registration use Registration Code “CSBA17”:
BIO 2017 Networking Events Announced!
The 2017 BIO International Convention will play host to countless evening networking and partnering opportunities – with receptions and events happening Monday through Thursday, you can’t find a better place to network with the biotechnology industry’s most influential than at #BIO2017.
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. The evening will open with keynote speaker Carol Gallagher, Pharm.D., Partner of New Enterprise Associates (NEA), with a presentation discussing the investment landscape and an overview of fund-raising challenges and trends.
We will 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. The Pitch Challenge will be moderated by Simone Fishburn, BioCentury Innovations, and our prestigious panel of judges includes:
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. Download our Plenary Event flyer.
This event is not to be missed so register today!
WIB Thanks Its BIO 2017 Sponsors!Women In Bio’s Plenary Event and other events during BIO 2017 would not be possible without our generous BIO 2017 sponsors, who with their support demonstrate their commitment to Women In Bio’s mission of promoting careers, leadership, and entrepreneurship for women in life sciences. We give a heartfelt thanks to BDO United States; Cytovance Biologics; EY; Fish & Richardson; Horizon Pharma; Latham Biopharm Group; MaxCyte; Merrill Lynch: The Farrell – Pomeroy Group; Pfizer; Stephanie Seidman, Ph.D., J.D.; and ThermoFisher Scientific. We look forward to working with you all as WIB continues to grow!
Women In Bio invites companies to support us at BIO 2017. Numerous WIB events have been lined up for BIO 2017 – each giving quality exposure to our sponsoring companies. These events include:
As a sponsor, your company would have exposure at each of these events. Make an impact, build your brand, support our mission, and network with the 16,000 biotech professionals expected to attend BIO 2017.
WIB sponsorship benefits can include speaking opportunities at our events, sponsor recognition on the Women In Bio website, onsite signage and marketing materials, complimentary passes to WIB events, complimentary annual memberships, and more.
With BIO fast approaching, please contact us at email@example.com to determine which sponsorship level best caters to your company’s goals.
Ever considered sitting on a board one day?
On June 22, 2017, at 11:00 a.m., Women In BIO 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 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.
BIO 2017 Speed Networking Session for Existing and Prospective Women In Bio Members
Join current and prospective Women In Bio members at BIO on June 21, 2017, to have the opportunity to speed network with industry peers and discuss professional interests. This Meet-Up is open to all BIO attendees.
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.
WIB President Dawn Hocevar to Join “Invest in Diversity to Drive Innovation” Panel at BIO 2017
Diversity is critical to innovation. To truly transform the world with biotech innovation, the biomedical 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 other 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, and industry--big and small--must all work together to change the culture of exclusion and overcome institutional barriers preventing us from tapping into a more diverse talent pool.
This June 21, 2017, speaker panel will connect individuals and organizations that are challenged to continually innovate despite the barriers to diversity existing in the biomedical ecosystem. Attendees will also hear about existing efforts, resources, and programs available to encourage greater diversity in your organization. Learn more.
BIO and BioSpace to Host BIO Talent Connect at BIO 2017
BIO and BioSpace are proud to announce BIO Talent Connect (formally the BIO Career Fair), a career-focused networking event co-located with the BIO 2017 convention on June 22, 2017. BIO Talent Connect takes event recruitment to a new level. Nothing like a traditional career fair, Talent Connect is refreshingly modern, engaging and results-oriented. What makes Talent Connect different?
This 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. Military veterans and academics are encouraged to apply. All Life Sciences professionals are invited to attend, including Ph.D. and Postdoc candidates as well as professionals with Life Sciences experience in any discipline. Your resume is required to register.
|WIB Video Spotlight Series:
Licensing Products and Technologies
Have you ever wondered how to license a product or technology within the life science industry? This previously recorded webinar in our member-exclusive video library will help you learn the art of Business Development and Licensing.
|CHAPTER NEWS & EVENTS|
About Our Chapter
Atlanta is the home of the Centers for Disease Control and a number of prominent academic research centers including Emory University, Georgia Institute of Technology, Morehouse Medical School, Yerkes National Primate Research Center, and Georgia State University. The nearby University of Georgia and Georgia Regents University contribute to this research climate, along with our highly prized hospitals and the network of trained hospital staffers, nurses and doctors who conduct clinical trials for pharmaceutical companies. Atlanta is the regional hub for hospital technology and medical device industries, and is the home of a burgeoning biotech industry that some have likened to a potential “Silicon Valley” of Biotechnology.
The Atlanta chapter of Women In Bio was founded in 2012 to cater to women in the burgeoning life sciences sector here. WIB-Atlanta provides women a space to interact, and exchange information and ideas, through a wide range of social gatherings and educational workshops. Our membership base includes women researchers, sales, law professionals, business, technology transfer specialists, supportive staff, policy experts, doctors, medical/science communicators, educators, and other experts. Learn more about our chapter.
Meet WIB-Atlanta’s Chapter Leaders
About Our Chapter
The Women In Bio – Central Texas chapter provides easy reach to the home of some of the most prominent academic research centers in the country, including the University of Texas at Austin, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, The Texas Heart Institute, the Texas Biomedical Research Institute, the Texas A&M System, and the Baylor, Scott & White System of institutions. The many internationally recognized hospitals and medical research centers in Texas attract a highly skilled network of trained hospital staffers, nurses and doctors, as well as clinical trial organizations.
Our membership base includes academic and clinical researchers, sales professionals, venture capitalists, legal advisors, intellectual property advisors, technology transfer specialists, policy experts, clinical trials professionals, doctors, medical/science communicators, educators, students, and many other experts who support the health, pharmaceutical, and science industries. These and other qualities have nurtured the creation of a burgeoning biotech industry in the state, Texas having recently being dubbed the “Third Coast” of Biotechnology. Learn more about our chapter.
Diversity, Inclusion & Life Sciences Symposium - Discount for WIB-Chicago Members
The June 15, 2017, Diversity, Inclusion, & Life Sciences Symposium is an annual, collaborative symposium for health sector professionals and executives, physicians, HR professionals, clinical trial professionals, patients, entrepreneurs, patient groups, researchers, academics, and diversity & inclusion advocates to discuss diversity and inclusion in the life sciences and health sector. The symposium focuses specifically on the latest trends, challenges, opportunities, and best practices related to implementing strategies and tactics to make these industries more diverse and inclusive. Additionally, the symposium serves to increase understanding of how to better serve different patient groups. WIB-members enjoy a 10% DISCOUNT on registration using the code "PARTNER." Learn more and register.
WIB-Chicago Invites You To Become A PITCH NINJA!There is much more to a good business presentation than a slick PowerPoint deck. On July 19, 2017, join our speakers, Sara Myers and Mike Moyer, as they introduce the Super-Awesome Presentation Zone Program, which teaches how to properly “choreograph” your presentation for incredible impact. Attendees will learn a simple yet powerful framework that consists of three distinct “zones” for turning any presentation into a compelling, persuasive event. Even experienced presenters will leave with a new way of thinking about how they address an audience to make more meaningful connections. Post-seminar coaching will be available to interested WIB members and companies participating in WIB-Chicago’s Start-up Challenge!
Membership Discount for MATTER Members
MATTER members can save 25% on WIB membership costs! If you are a MATTER member, contact Chicago@womeninbio.org to learn more and receive the discount code.
Join us on June 20, 2017, for an exciting panel discussion on leading and innovative new technologies fueling the future in life sciences. Instrument research scientists and innovators will share their thoughts on promising future industry trends and the commercialization process, including regulatory and cost pressures. Our panelists will also discuss advances in highly-sensitive technologies and how they are fueling discovery in various biomedical fields. The panel will be moderated by Rose Mary Su, Senior Consultant at Acentech, a leading consulting company that provides sound and vibration control for emerging technology platforms in academic, corporate, and healthcare institutions. After the panel discussion there will be plenty of time to network with panelists and ask additional questions, so don’t forget to bring your burning questions and business cards!
|Metro New York
About Our Chapter
The Metro New York Area Women In Bio chapter invites you to join a dynamic organization committed to developing and promoting leadership and entrepreneurship by women in a region which boasts the highest concentration of women with advanced degrees in the nation. Our goal is to build a community of biotechnology professionals that provides mentorship and development opportunities for women at all stages of their careers – from those just starting out to well established, industry veterans.
Our members come from all walks of life sciences - from start-up entrepreneurs to global pharmaceutical officers, researchers to lawyers, editors to marketing and communications professionals. Together we share the passion of science, and ultimately, its role in transforming our daily lives. Learn more about our chapter.
Meet WIB-Metro New York’s Chapter Leaders
WIB-Philadelphia Metro Presents "Childhood ADHD: The Past, Present, and Innovative Future"On June 27, 2017, come along with us on a journey to explore the evolution of treatment for childhood attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Dr. Nicole Myer and Dr. Sari Goldman will discuss past trends, how the disease is currently treated and managed, and how scientific advances in the field of genetics will soon change the current state of treatment. Dr. Betsy Bove will lead Genomind Laboratory tours throughout the event. Refreshments and appetizers will be served.
WIB-Philadelphia Invites You to Swing & Sip with Navigate Women’s Leadership Network
We are excited to partner with the Women’s Leadership Network of Navigate Corporation to bring you this year’s exclusive golf event! Join us on July 14, 2017, for your choice of a 90 minute clinic or 9 holes followed by an hour of networking with other Philadelphia Area businesswomen! Pricing includes 90 minutes of instruction or 9 holes of friendly play, one drink ticket, and light appetizers. Please register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/swing-sip-event-series-2017-tickets-34366800024?aff=erelexpmlt. Click “Tickets” and select the July 14th event.
Stacey Treichler has been instrumental in educating and leading our social media practices. As Product Manager at Essential Pharmaceuticals, LLC, she is primarily involved in marketing their bioprocessing and tissue preservation products. Stacey also supports Essential Pharmaceuticals’ medical product, Custodiol (R), an organ preservation solution for use in organ transplants. Stacey earned a B.S. in Biology from Ursinus College in 2006, and went on to complete her Ph.D. in Microbiology and Molecular Genetics at UMDNJ (now Rutgers University) in 2012. Following graduation, she spent over three years at Roka Bioscience, Inc., a start-up company that launched the first fully automated molecular pathogen detection system for the food safety industry. During her tenure at Roka Stacey wore many hats, including Technical Trainer, Product Manager, and Manager of the Field Applications team. In her free time, she enjoys doing gymnastics, a sport Stacey has been involved with since she was three years old.
WIB-Pittsburgh Presents: "P.O.W.E.R. 4 - Precision Medicine"
Pittsburgh’s Outstanding Women Entrepreneurs Rally (P.O.W.E.R) is an annual celebration of the contribution local women are making to life sciences and healthcare. As our fourth annual P.O.W.E.R. event, P.O.W.E.R. 2017 showcases an emerging trend in healthcare – precision medicine, diagnosis, and clinical treatment based on the kaleidoscope of genetic, environmental and lifestyle inputs using patient-per-patient analysis.
Conditions summarized by a single word - Diabetes, Depression, Cancer – no longer fit within a “one-size-fits all” classification. On September 26, 2017, P.O.W.E.R. 2017 will take attendees right to the root of an illness and capture the individual variability in genes, environment, and lifestyle. Six successful Pittsburgh scientists and sector leaders will highlight the startling discoveries that fuel the engine of precision medicine, covering clinical perspectives as well as impact on patients, health care, and health insurance in Pittsburgh and across the globe. Learn more!
WIB-Pittsburgh Presents Entrepreneurship Workshop #2: Business Model Canvas
On May 23, 2017, WIB-Pittsburgh presented a workshop to educate attendees on how to transform an idea into a business. WIB-Pittsburgh sponsored this workshop as part of Life Sciences Pittsburgh's Life Sciences Week initiative. Joanna Sutton, the VIP speaker, introduced workshop participants to an essential tool for establishing a successful startup: The 9 Building Blocks of the Business Model Canvas. These building blocks include value proposition, customer segments, channels, customer relationships, key resources, key activities, key partners, and cost structure. Throughout her presentation Joanna stressed the fact that an idea is not equal to a business model. The evening ended with participants working to create a business model canvas for a well-known company: Amazon. Throughout the night, attendees enjoyed excellent food and drinks as well as the opportunity to network with other participants while learning how to develop a business model canvas.
Joanna Sutton explains the building blocks that can successfully transform an idea into a business.
Workshop participants learn the steps of establishing a business model canvas.
A Quintessentially Pittsburgh Story -- the Caliguiri Endowed Chair for Amyloidosis Research at Pitt
On May 23, 2017, several WIB members attended a VIP presentation at Pittsburgh’s Bio Breakfast which discussed the newly endowed Chair for Amyloidosis Research and Heart Failure at the University of Pittsburgh. This position oversees one of country’s largest research efforts on amyloidosis, the disease that led to the deaths of Pittsburgh Mayor Richard Caliguiri and Pennsylvania Governor Robert Casey. Speakers at the event included David Caliguiri, son of Mayor Caliguiri; Jennie Zioncheck from the Pittsburgh Foundation; and Prem Soman, M.D., Ph.D., who is a member of the search committee for the expert to fill this Chair. This is a great Pittsburgh story about the search for a cure to an important disease.
WIB-RTP Lunch and Learn – Strategies for Managing Investment Risk to Strengthen your Financial Future
When considering your finances and planning for your future it is very important to manage risks associated with your investment portfolio. These risks include uncertainties about your personal financial situation as well as uncertainties about the securities or assets you are invested in. Over lunch on June 20, 2017, Amy Johnston and Elizabeth Pritchett will talk about some of these risks, and explain ways for you to manage them when developing an investment strategy and selecting investment options. Join WIB-RTP over your lunch break for this valuable event – lunch will be provided for those who register ahead. Learn more!
|San Francisco Bay Area
On June 15, 2017, learn how to define the skills needed to negotiate what you want in your career and empower all future and present negotiators. Heather Mills, attorney and negotiations expert will be the guest speaker at the event. Be inspired, enjoy appetizers, and network!
More postdoctoral and Ph.D. candidates are considering a career transition to the Pharma/Biotech industry, rather than staying in academia. Although the choice may seem obvious and easy to make, the actual process of making this transition is very challenging, and different from finding an academic postdoctoral or research position. Join us for an interactive panel discussion, during which our panelists will answer key questions to assist you in understanding the process of finding employment in industry. We will discuss various roles Ph.D.s and postdoctoral scholars can consider, in addition to research positions. We will also discuss what managers and recruiters look for in a compelling resume, and how to interview well. Our panel will include Moderator Toby Freedman (Synapsis Search and author of Career Opportunities in Biotechnology and Drug Development); Johanna Lucas (Senior Director, Talent Acquisition, BioMarin); Rong Wang (Vice President, Finance, MID Labs); and Matt Valentino (Calico Labs).
Personal Branding for Life Science Professionals
Who am I? Why do I do what I do? How do others perceive me? We explored these questions and more on May 16, 2017, when WIB-Seattle hosted Linda Lander, founder of Inside Out Coaching and Consulting. During her presentation Linda explained that branding is the complex, ongoing process of establishing an image in the mind of others. One’s brand is the sum of their talent, skills, and passions multiplied by their community and career engagement. Developing and reinforcing our personal brand is extremely important because it makes us memorable and communicates our value to others. Read more!
Linda Lander discusses how once develops and reinforces her personal brand.
Event participants worked in groups develop their personal brands.
About Our Chapter
The Southern California life sciences community is a hotbed of innovation and scientific expertise. The entrepreneurial spirit is alive and investors are gaining momentum. The WIB-Southern California Chapter is pleased to help inspire women in our industry. We welcome support and participation from men and women alike, and look forward to presentations from the most successful and influential leaders in our community.
Recent reports state Southern California is now the second largest biotech hub in the country. This is exciting news for the women in our community! New opportunities are on the horizon and WIB-Southern California will provide professional development programs, mentorship, networking, and relationship building opportunities to women at all stages of their career. We invite you to join our journey with our chapter as we unite and pave the road to success. Learn more about our chapter.
Meet WIB-Southern California’s Chapter Leaders
WIB DC/Baltimore and AWIS Bethesda Co-Host Career Preparation Workshop
On May 23, 2017, the WIB-DC/Baltimore and AWIS-Bethesda chapters co-hosted an engaging workshop aimed at helping attendees prepare for the next steps in their careers. The event led off with a presentation from executive career coach Patricia Reich, who discussed strategies for being a compelling and successful candidate during job interviews. She gave wonderful tips on how to best prepare for an interview, including describing the five-stage interview process in-depth, and offering insight into what participants should focus their time on while preparing for their interviews. Attendees then broke off into small groups to have their resumes evaluated by recruiters from leading companies in the DC/Baltimore area. The event was a huge success, and we’d like to extend our sincerest thanks to the Rockville Public Library for providing a venue for our event, as well as to the AWIS Bethesda chapter for helping to co-host. We’d also like to thank Patricia Reich and our resume evaluators for taking their time to help our members. We look forward to seeing you at our summer potluck networking event!
Patricia Reich (standing, right) is introduced to a packed room.
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