Joining WIB's volunteer leadership team serves as a great way to meet new people, get involved with your local community and develop new skills.
Volunteer Leadership Opportunities: the Core of WIB
Women In Bio is almost entirely run by volunteer leaders, from the President and Board to the Chapter chairs and committees.
Whether you prefer to get involved with a finite, limited project such as running a local event, or to help build our non-profit organization at a local or national level, we have skill building positions for you that provide concrete accomplishments for your resume. As a WIB leader, you will have the chance to closely network with other women in the life science industry from across North America, giving you an edge when pursuing new job opportunities.
Leaders can work either with local chapters or with the National team (which operates virtually). Most leaders join a committee, while some help out with special projects.
The chapter committees and leadership positions include:
- Communications Committee
- Membership Committee
- Programs (Events) Committee
- Sponsorship (Funding) Committee
- Young Women In Bio Committee
- EWIB (Not All Chapters)
- MAPS Committee (not all chapters)
- Treasurer (not all chapters)
For more information on the committee activities, please see here.
Interested in taking advantage of our leadership opportunities or receiving more information? Please fill out our Volunteer Leader Inquiry Form.
If you are not yet a member of Women In Bio, find out more information about us and on how to become a member, and join our vibrant community of entrepreneurs, leaders, business development professionals, investors, scientists, students and others who work in the biotechnology and life sciences industries.
Calling All Female Founders!
Join us by participating in WIB’s Founders Forums. The Founders Forum program is for first time and serial female founders/CEO’s of startup life science companies with IP and/or a business entity, including those seeking (dilutive and non-dilutive) funding. We focus on company, accountability, and support for companies one to 15 people in size. Once matched with other like-minded Founders, the small group of 10 to15 women would meet monthly for this year-round engagement. This programming opportunity is included in WIB’s membership benefit, and you must be a WIB member to participate. If you are interested in finding out more about the program or want to participate, please email Sibylle Hauser and Ginger Johnson at email@example.com.