WHO WE ARE
We are an organization of professional women from all career walks in the field of life sciences. We are all volunteers and we all share the goal of enabling and empowering women to reach the highest levels of leadership, and -- more importantly -- to fulfill their own career aspirations.
Our members reflect the increasing spread of the life sciences. We belong to biotech and pharma companies, universities and institutes, law and accounting firms, marketing and PR firms, CROs and CMOs.
Many of our members are entrepreneurs, and a focus on entrepreneurship has remained core to the mission of WIB since its foundation in 2002.
“Women helping women” is one of the most important features of WIB. We have found that successful female role models can inspire our members to challenge themselves and aim for the top, and can show women that people who “walk like them and talk like them” can become leaders in any field.
Friendly, relaxing networking is key to our – and your – success. Our events are relatively small by design (under 100 attendees is common) to enable people to have meaningful interactions with each other and with featured speakers. WIB events spark friendships, business relationships and job opportunities by taking the awkwardness out of networking and creating a fun, welcoming environment.
WHAT WE DO
At WIB, we focus our activities on education, mentoring and networking, and on creating opportunities for leadership that can help you advance your career.