YWIB is a special initiative of Women In Bio, designed to introduce school girls to careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).
YWIB creates programs and events geared towards encouraging middle and high school girls to consider the life sciences as a career choice. The events ignite girls’ curiosity in the life sciences while nurturing a business and entrepreneurial spirit.
The National YWIB Committee is comprised of scientists, managers, legal professionals and bioentrepreneurs who all share the passion of inspiring a love of science in girls, and who are committed to increasing the representation of girls in STEM. Presently, the Committee is spearheading initiatives such as collaborative projects with other non-profit organizations and internships, mentorship, and online programs for middle and high school girls.
Spring Into STEM™ 2017
We are proud to launch Young Women In Bio’s (YWIB) first annual Spring Into STEM™ Festival. Spring Into STEM™ celebrates the spring season by showcasing the work that YWIB does yearlong to introduce young girls interested in STEM to the wide range of career opportunities open to them in the sciences. From the first day of spring in March through the end of April 2017, participating chapters of YWIB across the country and in Montreal are offering unique events and company tours to present to middle and high school girls a diverse array of careers in STEM, ranging from scientific research, drug development, agricultural biotech, urban forestry to biotech entrepreneurship. Find out more (pdf) about our featured events and participate!
Press release: March 27, 2017 - Women In Bio Announces the Launch of YWIB’s First Annual Spring Into STEM™ Festival (pdf)
Upcoming Young Women In Bio Events
To sign up your daughter for YWIB events, please create a profile. Note: the profile must be created with the parent/guardian's information. When creating a profile:
1. Provide your name and email address
2. Select your chapter location
3. Skip the remaining questions (geared towards our WIB professional members)
4. Click "Submit" at the bottom of the page.
You will receive two emails: a welcome email and an activation link email. Once you verify your profile, click on the event(s) your daughter wishes to attend and that is where you will enter her information. Be sure to check your spam folder if you do not receive the activation email. If you experience any problems, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we are happy to assist you!
YWIB event PERMISSION FORMS (English / Spanish) and PHOTO RELEASE FORMS found here.