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WIB-Philadelphia Metro: Western PA Suburbs Networking Event, October 24, 2019

Posted By Sherry Chen, Friday, November 1, 2019

On October 24, 2019, the WIB-Philadelphia Metro chapter expanded our geographic reach to the Western Suburbs of Philadelphia and was introduced one of the region’s most exciting life science companies: Rockland Immunochemicals. Our participants enjoyed light hors d’oeuvres and drinks while networking and learning about WIB. They also learned about Rockland through a tour of their facility and through an insightful story about Joy Cappel (an entrepreneur ahead of her time, who guided Rockland for more than 30 years as President and CEO). Overall, there was a great turn-out and a successful event.

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WIB-Philadelphia Metro: Friend or Foe: Breaking Down the Mystery of using AI in Life Sciences, September 12, 2019

Posted By Yesim Mercan, Friday, November 1, 2019

WIB-Philadelphia Metro hosted Dr. Tara Grabowsky on September 12, 2019, at Venture Café. It was such an educative and inspiring talk for all of us. She touched on the brief history of scientific progress until the robotics age helped to clarify the definitions of Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Deep Learning. In the second part of the presentation, she focused on why AI is important in healthcare, how it can be applied and possible challenges that we can have in the future. 

We welcomed a very diverse audience profile from students, tech-savvies, entrepreneurs to professionals in the life sciences industry. Everyone was engaged in conversation, eager to learn more and came up with lots of questions. We again thank Tara Grabowsky for this amazing event.


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WIB-Philadelphia: Swing 'n Sip, August 21, 2019

Posted By Robyn Sussman, Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Everyone had a wonderful time at the annual Swing n' Sip event. The weather didn't allow for swinging so everyone did some extra sipping and networking. We had a great turnout, despite the weather!

   

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WIB-Philadelphia Metro: MAPS Peer-to-Peer Mentoring Meet-Ups (June/July 2019)

Posted By Sherry Chen, Wednesday, August 7, 2019
WIB members participated in inaugural peer-to-peer mentoring circles in June and July, which took place in four locations across the Philadelphia-Metro region (Center City, Doylestown, Malvern, and University City). The topic of discussion was a recent article by the Harvard Business Review about the adjectives that are used to describe women and men that perform equally on objective measures. Participants shared their relevant experiences and gave each other guidance/feedback.  

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WIB-Philadelphia: Chapter Meet-Up During BIO 2019, June 5, 2019

Posted By Sherry Chen , Wednesday, August 7, 2019
As the hosting chapter, the Philadelphia-Metro chapter of Women In Bio invited BIO 2019 conference participants to play a quick hole of mini-golf for the chance to win a raffle prize. This fun game gave women (and some men) a great excuse to network and learn more about all that WIB has to offer.  

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WIB-Philadelphia Metro: Progressive Dinner, May 8, 2019

Posted By Sherry Chen, Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Our progressive dinner was a great success. Women from various backgrounds in life sciences came together to mingle and share their corporate and ladder climbing experiences over great ethnic food. Led by one of the top restaurant guides in Philadelphia, the conversations continued as we strolled to the different restaurants on Passyunk Avenue. Our tour included an appetizer in Sate Kampar, a main course dinner in Barcelona Wine Bar, and dessert at Paradiso. Everyone is looking forward to the next progressive dinner. 

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WIB-Philadelphia: Young Women In Bio (YWIB) at GETT EXPO, March 23, 2019

Posted By Marsha Morgenstern, Friday, April 12, 2019

Young Women In Bio Philadelphia hosted a table at the GETT Expo at Phoenixville Area Middle School on March 23, 2019.


 Girls Exploring Tomorrow’s Technology (GETT) is an annual event in the spring for girls in grades 5-10 and their parents to learn more about career opportunities in a broad scope of STEM-related industries. The day is filled with exciting, enlightening and experiential workshops led by successful women in STEM fields. This year, GETT was attended by 957 students, 315 parents and educators, 73 volunteers, 32 STEM ambassadors, 121 Expo STEM Activities, and 67 organizations.   

YWIB Philadelphia hosted an experiment table where the girls came up to participate in a density experiment and talk about careers in STEM, and the parents learned about YWIB and Women In Bio (WIB).

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WIB-Philadelphia for Member Spotlight - Leigh Filippini, Co-Chair Programming Committee

Posted By Stacey Treichler , Friday, April 5, 2019

 

What is your title and company you work for?

Founder and Partner at Concord Management Group

 
What's your favorite thing about your job?  

Finding someone their dream job is beyond rewarding and can re-direct their entire life. There is no better career as far as I am concerned.

 
What's your role in WIB-Philly?

I am the Co-Chair for the Philly Metro Program Committee

 
Why did you join WIB?

I arrived at my first WIB event last spring and was instantly inspired by the idea of a collective community supporting individual aspirations and goals. Women helping women!

 
What is a hidden talent most people don't know you have?

I know how to juggle. Not just figuratively (ie: raising three kids while helping run a company), but I literally know how to juggle and was a member of the juggling club in high school.

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WIB-Philadelphia: Women's History Month: A Celebration with the Region's Female Pioneers in Life Science, March 21, 2019

Posted By Sherry Chen, Monday, March 25, 2019

The WIB-Philadelphia Chapter honored three women who have helped set the stage and pave the way for the foundation and tremendous growth of the local Life Science industry in the Philadelphia Metro area. The speakers shared their stories, insights on trends in Philly’s Life Science community, challenges as an entrepreneur, and lessons learned. With cocktails and light bites, the event was held on Thursday March 21st 2019 at 5:30pm in the Navy Yard, at Adaptimmune's headquarters. The event was well attended and received with over 90 people registered.

Moderator Kimberly Freeman is Vice President at Adapatimmune US, where she works in Commercial Strategy & Planning. Freeman has extensive oncology experience including R&D, New Product Planning, Marketing, Sales, and National Accounts. Her specialties are Oncology and National Accounts.

Speaker Jane Hollingsworth founded and manages Militia Hill Ventures, an organization that creates and develops high growth, high value life sciences companies, and has successfully founded, financed, grown, managed, and taken public two biopharmaceutical companies. She has been a key senior management member of a fast growing, publicly-traded, multinational Clinical Research Organization (CRO). Hollingsworth co-founded and was CEO of NuPathe, a biopharmaceutical company focused on innovative solutions for diseases of the central nervous system, including neurological and psychiatric disorders. NuPathe was sold to Teva Pharmaceuticals in 2014. She was also Co-founder & EVP of Auxilium Pharmaceuticals, a biopharmaceutical company dedicated to providing innovative solutions for unique diseases that improve health and quality of life, which was sold to Endo Pharmaceuticals in 2015.

Speaker Maria Maccecchini  is one of Philadelphia Business Journal’s 2019 Power Women: 12 who are Having an Impact on Bioscience. She founded QR Pharma in May 2008 to develop better therapeutics for Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and other neurodegenerative diseases. She was also partner and director of two angel groups: Robin Hood Ventures and MidAtlantic Angel Group; Founder and CEO of Symphony Pharmaceuticals/Annovis (a biotech company that sold in 2001 to Transgenomic); General Manager of Bachem Bioscience, the US subsidiary of Bachem AG, Switzerland and Head Molecular Biology Mallinckrodt. Dr. Maccecchini did one postdoc at Caltech and one at the Roche Institute of Immunology. Her PhD in biochemistry is from the Biocenter of Basel with a 2 year visiting fellowship at The Rockefeller University.

Speaker Priya Buhtani is Founder & CEO RegDesk, a venture backed by IBC, Penn Medicine and DreamIt Ventures. RegDeskTM is the developer of a cutting-edge regulatory approval software solution. Its platform delivers regulatory intelligence to medical device and pharmaceutical companies that are ready to penetrate foreign markets. Its mission is to help life sciences companies reduce their time to market, eliminate the risks associated with penetrating new markets, maximize their product revenues and market share, and increase patient access to lifesaving medical devices and therapeutics.

 

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WIB-Philadelphia Member Spotlight: Amy Armstrong

Posted By Sherry Chen, Friday, March 8, 2019

 

What is your title and company you work for?


Senior Marketing Specialist/Event Coordinator at IPS

What's your favorite thing about your job?


Working with such a great team of people and knowing that what we all do in Marketing is helping IPS get in front of our clients to help them bring life-impacting drugs to market faster.

What's your role in WIB-Philly?


I am co-chair of the Sponsorship committee and also help to plan the IPS-sponsored events for WIB.

Why did you join WIB?


Although I was recruited by Sue Behrens, WIB was an organization that I had been interested in beforehand.  

What is a hidden talent most people don't know you have?


My hidden talent is that I’m a professional singer in Philadelphia who sings opera, musical theatre, and sings with the Philly Pops orchestra.  Recently, one of my singing bucket list goals was achieved when I was asked contracted to sing in Sarah Brightman’s World Tour stop here in Philadelphia as one of her backup singers!



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