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WIB National hosts signature events across our regional chapters during Women's History Month as well as at the annual BIO conference. See below for our upcoming special event announcements, and check out our archive for special events in years past!

Women In Bio @ BIO2018

Women In Bio will be featured at BIO 2018 June 4-7, 2018 in Boston, MA. Be sure to stop by Booth #2501 to check us out!

Jump to: Plenary Event | Meetups | BPI Panel | Sponsors


Plenary Event

Our 2018 Plenary Event “Lift While You Climb,” will take place Monday, June 4, and encompasses an inviting and fun environment for networking as it brings together people from all corners of the life sciences industry, and spawns new career and business opportunities. Register now to join us for this inspirational event!

Moderated by Simone Fishburn, VP and Executive Editor at BioCentury Inc., both Penny Heaton, CEO at Bill and Melinda Gates Research Institute, and Nora Volkow, Director at National Institute of Drug Abuse at NIH, will lead discussions highlighting their experiences as inspirational female senior life sciences leaders who support and encourage others while advancing their own careers. This interactive evening will include opportunities for audience participation, informal discussion and time for Q&A!

This will also be a great opportunity for both male and female life science industry professionals to engage in career and business networking. 

Register to join us at this event!

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Join our two speed networking meetups that are open to all BIO attendees:

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BioProcess Theater Panel

Women In Bio (WIB) presents a panel of Boardroom Ready program graduates for a discussion on career ambitions and the path to a corporate board of directors seat at the BioProcess Theater.

Lift While You Climb
BioProcess Zone (Booth #375)
Thursday June 7, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

  • Moderator: Kristi Sarno, Director, Strategic Analysis, Latham Biopharm Group, National President Emeritus of Women in Bio (WIB)
  • Panelists:
    • Marianne DeBacker, Vice President, JNJ 
    • Terri Matkovits, COO, ContraVir
    • Birgit Schoeberl, Global Head Modeling and Simulation, PK Sciences at Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research (NIBR)
    • Sofija Ovic, CEO, ProPhase
    • Rebecca Frey, COO, Cardurion Pharmaceuticals
    • Dominique Cote, VP and Head of Market Excellence, UCB

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WIB at BIO 2018 Sponsors

Interested in supporting Women In Bio at BIO 2018? Learn more about sponsorship opportunities here OR email us at

 Marie Curie    
 Elizabeth Blackwell    
 Rachel Carson     




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