Women In Bio (WIB) programs support the professional and personal growth of women involved in all aspects of the life sciences. They offer valuable networking opportunities. WIB programs are educational, experiential, social, and business enhancing. Below are the WIB National Committees.
1. Communications Committee
The mission of the WIB Communications Committee is to promote the overarching strategic plan of the WIB organization by developing and delivering timely, predictable, and professional communications in support of WIB committees and activities. Communications Committee products include bi-weekly emails, the WIB website and brochure, public service announcements, press releases, event materials, and more.
Chair: Sherri Oslick
Vice Chair: Winnie Pong
2. The Mentors/Advisors/Peers Committee (MAPs)
WIB’s MAP program is a group peer-mentoring program consisting of like-minded women and experts who meet—typically over breakfast, lunch, drinks, or dinner—to discuss relevant issues. It Discussions tend to focus on building skills and knowledge. Past themes have included working with the FDA on new drug and device approvals, legal issues for the life science entrepreneur, and in-licensing as a business model. Discussions are frank and open. MAP groups are open to WIB members.
Chair: Sandi Hiebel
3. Funding Committee
The role of the Funding Committee is to connect with potential sponsors and identify grant opportunities. WIB is a growing organization with many opportunities for sponsors. The Scholarship Subcommittee is part of the Funding Committee.
Chair: Pam Garzone
4. Program (Events) Committee
The Program (Events) Committee is composed of several subcommittees, each chaired by a different WIB member. They plan local and national events and also step up when an international opportunity arises. The subcommittees are Young Women In Bio (YWIB), Special Events Committee and the Annual Dinner Committee.
Janice A. Vatland
5. Chapter Development Committee
The Chapter Development committeee is responsible for identifying and supporting the formation of chapters worldwide.
Chair: Valerie Fremont, Ph.D.
Vice Chair: Katya Vert
6. Grant Procurement Committee
The Grant Procurement committeee is responsible for identifying and applying for grants applicable to the mission of WIB.
Chair: Nimisha Gupta
7. Membership Committee
The Membership committee is designated to increasing membership numbers, as well as retaining current members.
Joana Rosario, MD, MPH
8. Member Benefits Committee
The Member Benefits committee is responsible for Identifying, negotiating and securing discounted prices on products and services for WIB members.
Chair: Shobha Kothapalli
9. Young Women In Bio (YWIB)
The Young Women In Bio committee creates programs and events geared towards encouraging middle school aged girls to consider the life sciences as a career choice. The events ignite girls’ curiosity in biotechnology while nurturing a business and entrepreneurial spirit. These events include exposure to many different female science professionals, their careers and experiences; an in-depth look at a bioscience organization; and a tour of a bioscience facility.
Chair: Sylvia Yip
Vice Chair: May Samaan
10. Special Events
The Special Events committee handles unique events outside of the Program Committee, such as the BIO conference that is held every year and other like conferences.
Chair: Sherri Oslick, Ph.D
* If you are interested in serving on any of the above committees, please email firstname.lastname@example.org