Young Women In Bio (YWIB) is a nationwide, nonprofit, volunteer organization that encourages young women and girls to explore opportunities, education, and careers in STEM. YWIB is affiliated with Women In Bio.
Our mission at YWIB-Southern California is to create programs and events that ignite girls’ curiosity of the sciences while nurturing an entrepreneurial spirit. Our events are geared towards encouraging middle and high school girls to consider the life sciences as a career choice by giving them exposure to different aspects of the thriving Greater San Diego biotechnology ecosystem.
Our goal is to connect the diverse Greater San Diego community of young women with the robust and innovative science community right at our backdoor.
In fact, we have already hosted a number of inspiring events, having partnered with leading local and national organizations, such as
Winward Academy and Girl Scouts. The most recent event is featured in the latest YWIB
Spring Into STEM Newsletter. We also have a partnership with Biocom Institute.
Important Update! Given the growing number of social distancing mandates and restrictions on large events and other gatherings across the United States and Canada due to concerns regarding the spread of coronavirus, YWIB may decide to postpone or cancel many of its upcoming YWIB events and programs in the interest of public health and safety. Please check in regularly to the webpage for the latest update on our events and programs, or email us at
YWIB Volunteer & Involvement Opportunities
YWIB-Southern California is always open to collaborate, partner, or volunteer with local organizations and sponsors committed to STEM education and who support the prosperous professional future of young women.
If your organization is interested in sponsoring a YWIB-Southern California event, or if you would like additional information, please contact SouthercaliforniaYWIB@womeninbio.org.
Stay connected by following us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/YWIB.SoCal/
to learn about future events!
Our first and newest Special Champion Chapter Sponsor is Scientist.com. Their support was key to getting our YWIB-Southern California chapter off the ground. We had a successful social media campaign that highlighted incredible Women in STEM and for each click and like they made a monetary donation to YWIB.
Thank you Scientist.com for your support!
Check out the Press Release
to find out more!