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WIB-Atlanta: Holiday Potluck, December 8, 2019

Posted By Claire Jarvis, Wednesday, December 18, 2019
It was a full house at the annual WIB-Atlanta Holiday Potluck! Attendees brought a mouth-watering array of dishes: homemade cornbread, pasta salads, minestrone soup, Dhokla, chocolate pies, and cookies. A special thank you to Jamie for hosting, and for everyone who made 2019 such a great year for the chapter! We look forward to seeing you in 2020. 

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WIB-Atlanta: Using and Building Your Network, November 7, 2019

Posted By Claire Jarvis, Wednesday, November 13, 2019

On  November 7, WIB-Atlanta members enjoyed a phenomenal evening with Dr. Chris-Michelle Jones, AKA The Life & Style Executive. Dr. Jones guided us through making the most of our personal and online networks and building our professional brand. Special thanks to Invest Atlanta for hosting, and to Dr. Jones for sharing so many valuable insights.

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WIB-Atlanta: Using and Building Your Network, November 7, 2019

Posted By Claire Jarvis, Wednesday, November 13, 2019
On  November 7, WIB-Atlanta members enjoyed a phenomenal evening with Dr. Chris-Michelle Jones, AKA The Life & Style Executive. Dr. Jones guided us through making the most of our personal and online networks and building our professional brand. Special thanks to Invest Atlanta for hosting, and to Dr. Jones for sharing so many valuable insights.

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WIB-Atlanta: Girl Scouts Super STEM Expo, October 26, 2019

Posted By Claire Jarvis, Friday, November 1, 2019

On Saturday, October 26, 2019, YWIB-Atlanta volunteers partnered with the Georgia Intellectual Property Alliance (GIPA) to host a booth as exhibitors at the Girl Scouts Super STEM Expo held at the Delta Flight Museum in Atlanta, GA. Roughly 600 girl scouts and their families attended the STEM expo.

The booth consisted of several activities to inspire girls to think like an inventor and consider a career in STEM. The activities demonstrated that science and invention are everywhere...even in makeup! The Girl Scouts learned about intellectual property via patents, trademarks, and innovation. Participants were asked to "think like an inventor". What does it mean to be an inventor? Why invent something? Where does inspiration come from? Are you meeting a need? Solving a problem? The girls also learned about the importance of trial and error in creating the best product, finding the right packaging for a product, creating and protecting the brand, trademarks, and design.

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There were three tables that collectively made up the "Science of Makeup". The first table showcased makeup patents, trademarks and related items including patents for the eyelash curler, compact, and lipstick tube. Participants also learned about female inventors, including the founder of Girl Scouts, Juliette Gordon Low. Juliette Gordon Low had two patents: one for a liquid container to use in trash cans, and a design patent for a badge shaped like a “Trefoil” which symbolizes the three parts to the Girl Scout Promise. Dr. Angelika Domschke, a local scientist and inventor, was present and displayed plaques for her three patents on various types of contact lenses.

The second table featured information on two clean and local makeup brands – The Clove + Hallow makeup lines. A representative from Aillea, a clean makeup boutique in Atlanta, was in attendance to discuss the innovative makeup lines and the local women who created them. Participants also learned about sustainability and the importance of creating "clean makeup".

At the third table, participants took part in a hands-on "extreme wear" lipstick trial. This activity showcased the scientific process. Participants were first asked to hypothesize how long lipstick will stay on. Volunteers helped the girls apply lipstick via a cotton swab and handed out the experiment logs for participants to blot their lips on and record their results and observations.

Overall, it was a fun and successful day learning about the science behind makeup! 


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WIB-Atlanta: IP Networking Event, September 5, 2019

Posted By Claire Jarvis, Thursday, September 12, 2019

Around 30 WIB-Atlanta members came to Kilpatrick Townsend on September 6 for our IP-themed networking social. Guests had the opportunity to meet with our featured guests - start-up superstars Vipula Tailor and Erika Tyburski - and connect with other local Intellectual Property specialists. The event was a collaboration between WIB-Atlanta and Georgia Intellectual Property Alliance (GIPA). Thanks to our speakers, organizers, and to Kilpatrick Townsend for generously sponsoring the event.

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WIB-Atlanta: YWIB-Atlanta at Saint Philip AME STEMS Fair as Exhibitor, August 24, 2019

Posted By Dan Cui, Wednesday, August 28, 2019

YWIB-Atlanta attended the 12th annual Saint Philip AME Church’s STEMS Career Fair (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math & Service) as an exhibitor.  The 11 YWIB volunteers had a great time meeting roughly 100 families while showcasing two demonstrations corresponding to famous women in science. The demonstrations included flower dissection for Maria Silbylla Merian and strawberry DNA extraction for Rosalind Franklin.


The purpose of this fair is to expose K-12 students to S.T.E.M. careers through hands-on activities with professionals in science, engineering, and math, as well as a variety of technical careers.  St. Philip’s Resource Ministry is working to make sure middle and high school students are exposed to careers to encourage their interest in pursuing S.T.E.M. opportunities. 

Backpacks with school supplies are given to all registered students and free workshops on college planning and financial aid are available for parents.

YWIB-Atlanta is proud to be a part of this annual event.

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WIB-Atlanta: 2019 New Year Kick-off, January 28, 2019

Posted By Breezy Lachance, Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Around 30 people came out to celebrate the start of 2019 with Women In Bio-Atlanta at Vino Venue. A mix of new faces and long-time WIB members came together to sample a fine selection of wines and enjoy complimentary appetizers. The staff at Vino Venue provided excellent service and everyone who came made new professional connections. We hope the rest of the year will also be this successful!

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WIB-Atlanta: Women and Career Management - A Panel Discussion, May 30, 2019

Posted By Claire Jarvis , Monday, June 10, 2019

On Thursday, May 30, WIB-Atlanta hosted our second career panel of 2019 in collaboration with Georgia Innovation Crescent. The evening's theme was "career transitions", and our team of experts readily shared their experiences and advice on managing transitions at every stage of your career. Professional headshots were available throughout the evening to attendees contemplating such transitions. Thank you to our moderator Matt Cheij, and our speakers Bree Becker, Jane Morgan, Kara Morrison, and Margaret Kenny Offerman. There were many lively and thoughtful conversations!



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WIB-Atlanta: Panel Discussion: A Journey to Leadership, March 27, 2019

Posted By Dan Cui, Tuesday, April 9, 2019

On Wednesday, March 27th, in memory of Women's History Month, WIB-Atlanta hosted a panel discussion event titled “A Journey to Leadership” at Arbor Pharmaceuticals. Robert Demont, director of Bioscience-Healthcare Ecosystem Expansion at Metro Atlanta Chamber, moderated the panel of four successful entrepreneurs: Sonya Martin, director of Corporate Strategy at The Medical Affairs Company; Amy Holcomb, CEO at SkyMedicus Inc; Beate Lloyd PhD RD LD, president/CEO at Health Strategies & Food Solutions LLC; and Amy Baxter MD FAAP FACEP, founder/CEO at Pain Care Labs. The panelists candidly shared their journeys as a path of discovery, passion, entrepreneurship, challenges they overcame. In the end, they offered advice of being confident, knowing self-worth, and encouraged women to support each other at work, raise each other’s awareness, and promote each other’s career.

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WIB-Atlanta: YWIB Generating Excellence in Math and Science - Agnes Scott College STEM Day, March 29, 2019

Posted By Claire Jarvis , Friday, April 5, 2019

On March 29, 2019, students from Alcovy High School came to Agnes Scott College and spent the day attending classes, touring the campus, and participating in different STEM activities with ASC faculty and students. The 20 high school students in attendance were members of the “Gifted Girls” group at Alcovy. The Agnes Scott students who organized the day are representatives of the Generating Excellence in Math and Science (GEMS) living and learning community. This annual event was established by an Agnes Scott College alum to give students from her alma mater the chance to experience STEM resources not available to them otherwise.


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For the WIB sponsored activity, students learned about green chemistry and renewable feedstock resources. Students used a plastic cup made from poly-lactic acid and performed base hydrolysis to break the polymer down into lactic acid monomers. The solution was then neutralized and can now be used as a safe, sustainable, household cleaning product. Students were able to bottle the cleaning product and take it home.

Students from both Alcovy and Agnes Scott showed significant interest in learning about the WIB organization and the GEMS were thrilled to have a national organization backing their event as a co-sponsor. The group picture shows students holding cups, cleaning products and the blue WIB keychains, and many are wearing their WIB pins.

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