Long-time and new members of Women In Bio, along with family and friends, gathered at a picnic area at Rock Creek Park on Sunday, August 11th for the 2nd Annual Summer Picnic. Programs Chair, Jenny Lindvall, organized great food (and weather!) for the get-together. The casual event didn't have a formal program. Remarks were given by Susan Bahri of Capital Region sponsor NIH Federal Credit Union (NIHFCU). She explained her transition from commercial banking to non-profit banking and the ability of NIHFCU to offer personalized assistance for things like starting or growing a business.Thanks to Susan and her colleague Peggi McCarty for coming out and for several raffle prizes. WIB National Executive Director, Lisa Iadicicco, spoke next and closed the informal program. Lisa just celebrated her first year as Executive Director, and she became familiar with Women In Bio because of its great work in her city, Pittsburgh, PA. As Lisa has gotten to know WIB even better, she talked about two things that set it WIB apart for her: 1. WIB's ability to support women at all stages of their career (from 12 to 112!) and 2. the extensive involvement of volunteers to deliver on the mission at the chapter level. Lisa also previewed upcoming activities, such as focused efforts for entrepreneurs and executives. A great time was had by all at what is quickly becoming a WIB-Capital Region tradition.
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