Join Southern California WIB members for the MAPS Peer Group Launch Event. Over 80 professionals will be meeting monthly in seven different peer groups across Southern California from October 2018 - March 2019.
Groups have met in Del Mar, Poway, Carlsbad, Mission Valley, and UTC and new groups are forming in Orange County. Two subject specific groups will also form this period; one for founders of life science companies and another focused-on women in business operational roles.
Invest in your career! Peer groups are a powerful career advancement tool. Face challenges, obstacles and celebrate new opportunities taking advantage of advice, counsel, and mentorship from women in your field who are vested in your success.
Peer groups are made up of 8-10 life science professionals in an intimate group designed to support, advise, and encourage you as you work towards your career goals. Each group determines the format and topics that are most meaningful to them with guidance and support from experienced members. Peer groups are made up of a mix of junior and more established senior life science professionals, in a variety of different roles and types of life science companies.
Apply to join a group and in your application share your interests, personal career goals, desired peer group location or special interest group, and prioritize topics that interest you. **Click here for the application**
You may join more than one group. If you cannot make the launch event, apply today so we have your information and can add you to your preferred group. We will connect you to your peer group leaders who will be in touch regarding the next meeting in November.
No new applicant will be admitted to peer groups for the enrollment period of October 2018-March 2019 after the 2nd meeting in November. We will continue to encourage applications on a rolling admission after that time for the enrollment period that follows which will run from May 2019-September 2019.
This is an exciting new addition for WIB-Southern California and we encourage you to join a group today.
Walk-ins are not accepted – be sure to register early!
6:00 p.m. - 6:15 p.m. Intro to MAPS including stories from our first cohort – successful transitions to new positions, networking and mentoring wins, and the appeal of having a core group of support you meet with regularly.
6:15 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. “Give & Get” an interactive experience where you walk away with support from someone in the room for something you need to advance your career and offer support you can provide to others.
7:00 p.m. - 7:45 p.m. Meet your peer group leaders and participants, decide on topics for the 6 meetings and next date.
7:45 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Wrap up and share. Learn about the plans of each group and final networking for the evening.
- RSVP required and completion of the MAPS application in advance of the meeting date **here**