News Archive 2014


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

JenkinsWomen in Bio (WIB) 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. Read more...



A Back To School Membership Discount From WIB! 

September is Back to School time for many, and for the month of September and the beginning of October, we are turning 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 and the launch of our 1:1 mentoring program, coming soon.  

Please 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!



Join WIB at the 2014 Redefining Early Stage Investments Conference on September 17 at Fenway Park! 

WIB is partnering with Life Science Nation (LSN) for discounted registration for WIB members to the Redefining Early Stage Investments (RESI) Conference.  Registration with the WIB discount code (WIB2014) gives you 20% off of any type of registration.

The RESI conference 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, Corporate Venture Capital and more.  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. Click here to view the latest agenda or the current list of confirmed investors.

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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 sign up for this free enewsletter!


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. By doing so, Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to WIB.



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Check Out WIB's Job Board!

Women In Bio has a job board!  Visit our Career Center 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 at BIO 2014 International Convention in San Diego

Opening Doors, Expanding Horizons, Empowering Women to Reach Their Full Potential

WIB is building up to a range of activities at BIO International Convention 2014 in San Diego this June, headlined by our signature WIB Welcome Celebration, which will feature one of the most prominent women in Pharma, Annalisa Jenkins.   

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The Welcome Celebration will be held at the beautiful Hilton San Diego Bayfront, Sapphire Terrace on June 23rd, 2014 from 4:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. [RSVP]

In addition to our Welcome Celebration, we also have two Meet-Up Sessions planned during BIO 2014:

  • Women In Bio-Southern California Area Professionals and Executives in the Life Science Industry. Tuesday, June 24, 2014, from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m at Booth #255. [RSVP]
  • Speed Networking Session for Existing and Prospective WIB Members. Wednesday, June 25, 2014, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m at Booth #255. [RSVP]

A Women In Bio booth will be located in the BIO 2014 Exhibit Hall (Booth #2403). Stop by, say hello, and learn more about our rapidly growing organization!

Read more in our Brochure and in our Special Events page!


March is Women's History Month! 

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Women In Bio is excited to celebrate Women’s History Month this March by hosting the first annual WIB “North American Conference for Women’s Education and Entrepreneurship." To honor and recognize the contributions that generations of women have made to events in history and to society, WIB's 11 chapters will hold events in cities across North America. These events will include keynote addresses and panel discussions from pioneer women in life sciences, covering topics such as science education for girls, career path choices, cultivating skills to move from bench to business, and breaking the life sciences “ceiling.” Check out our Brochure or Special Events page for more information.


WIB Proudly Announces Partnership with BioTalent Canada for Canadian Expansion

Women In Bio is delighted to announce a new partnership with BioTalent Canada that will expand WIB activities in Canada to help women advance their careers in the life sciences. WIB currently has an active chapter in Greater Montreal, in addition to 10 chapters in the U.S., and plans to add new chapters in additional Canadian cities to be announced. WIB offers professional development seminars, networking events and mentorship programs to women working in the life sciences, as well as Young Women In Bio programs to encourage middle and high school girls to choose life science careers.



PEGS 2014 Boston Chapter Scholarship Announced

Would you like to attend the 10th annual PEGS The Essential Protein Engineering Summit in May? WomenInBio and Cambridge Healthtech Institute (CHI) have teamed up to create a scholarship that allows you to do just that! Additionally, all WIB members will receive a 20% discount on their conference fee as well as complimentary passes to the exhibit hall. The chair of our Greater Boston chapter, Kristi Sarno, will chair the conference’s Plenary Keynote Session. Applications are due February 26, 2014 - learn more here on how to apply!




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