MAPs (Mentors, Advisors, and Peers) Groups are local informal meetings of six to ten women who have an interest in discussing topics of common professional interest.
Topics may include:
- career planning
- transitioning careers
- maintaining a work/life balance
- managing a team/department
- leading/running a company
- raising capital
Our program strives to bring together people in various stages of their career, who are on different paths, and with a range of backgrounds in a professional yet social atmosphere. Current members enjoy the program for the “diversity of viewpoints and experiences” and have said they enjoy the opportunity to “share experiences and give advice” on everything from personal challenges to professional topics.
Also learn about our MAPs-University Groups held at local area universities.
What kind of events do you hold?
MAPs Peer Group meetings are self-directed, with the group deciding when, where, and how often to meet. Some groups may decide to meet over breakfast or lunch, others may meet in the evenings or for dinner or wine tastings. Ultimately, every MAPs Group will develop its own character that reflects its members' personalities, interests, goals and schedules.
How can I get involved?
We use a brief questionnaire to place you in a MAPs Group based on your professional interests, experience and schedule/location preferences. To enroll, please fill out the appropriate questionnaire for your location:
Pittsburgh *Please note our Pittsburgh Chapter is currently focusing on our 1on1 Mentoring Program. Please click here for more information.
*We are accepting new members until October 18, 2016 and will place people in groups by the end of October.
If you don’t see your chapter on the list above and are interested in starting a MAPs Peer Group in your chapter, please email us at MAPGroup@womeninbio.org.
Enrollment in the MAPs Peer Group program is open to WIB members only. If you are not a member of Women In Bio, click here for more information on how to become a member, and join our vibrant community of entrepreneurs, leaders, business development professionals, investors, scientists, students and others who work in the biotechnology and life sciences industries.
I have additional questions…
The WIB MAPs Committee is available to answer questions and assist with challenges, so please contact us at MAPGroup@womeninbio.org.