WIB-Pittsburgh: P.O.W.E.R. — Pittsburgh Outstanding Women Entrepreneurs Rally
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WIB-Pittsburgh: P.O.W.E.R. — Pittsburgh Outstanding Women Entrepreneurs Rally

 Export to Your Calendar 10/21/2020
When: Wednesday, October 21, 2020
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. EDT
Where: Online (Zoom)
Contact: WIB-Pittsburgh

Online registration is available until: 10/20/2020
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2020 marks WIB-Pittsburgh's seventh annual P.O.W.E.R. event. What originated as an event for entrepreneurs to pitch their innovations to women-led investment groups has become a celebration of women in the Pittsburgh region that have significantly contributed to the local entrepreneurial ecosystem. Previous P.O.W.E.R. events have showcased women in the areas of digital health, precision medicine, immunotherapy, and empowering women to protect women.

This year, our panel of women speakers fits into the Pittsburgh entrepreneurial ecosystem with expertise in medical communication, precision medicine, business planning, patient safety, and clinical research. We will hear a little bit about how they arrived at their current role and how they have navigated and contributed to the health innovation continuum. After the main program, attendees will have the opportunity to join breakout rooms with the speakers for more detailed conversations.

We will also be presenting the P.O.W.E.R. award which we use to recognize life sciences women in transformative roles. Recipients of this honor have made significant contributions within the Pittsburgh region. They have achieved the highest level of professional excellence in life sciences and are committed to promoting careers, leadership, and entrepreneurship for women in the life sciences.


Free virtual childcare available through Flexable!


Disclaimer: This event may be recorded. If so, there is a possibility your image and or voice may be a part of that recording. If you do not wish for your image to be included please turn off your camera.


Speaker Bios

Mara McFadden
COO of Noctem Health

Please click here for Mara's bio.


Jessica Gibson
CEO and Co-Founder, Ariel Precision Medicine

 Please click here for Jessica's bio.



Lisa Beers
Co-Owner and Vice President of Operations, Kay Square Scientific

Please click here for Lisa's bio.


Sarah Palya
Founder and CEO, Gus Gear LLC

Please click here for Lisa's bio.



Amy O'Sullivan
President/CEO, SCOPE USA

Please click here for Amy's bio.


Courtney Williamson, Ph.D.
CEO and Founder of AbiliLife

Please click here for Courtney's bio.



Pricing Information

  • Members: Free
  • Limited Free Guest Registration (Non-member)*: $5
  • Optional Donation: $10 (Funds raised will support WIB-Pittsburgh's Young Women In Bio initiatives.)

*Click here to purchase a WIB membership.


Note: Zoom meeting link and details of how to register for free virtual child care will be sent along with confirmation email, after registration has been completed.

Registration Deadline 

October 20, 2020


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