YWIB San Francisco Bay Area
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Young Women In Bio (YWIB) is a nationwide, nonprofit, volunteer organization that encourages young girls to explore opportunities, education, and careers in STEM. YWIB is affiliated with Women In Bio..

Our mission at YWIB San Francisco is to create programs and events that ignite girls’ curiosity in the sciences while nurturing a business and 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 Bay Area biotechnology ecosystem. 

If your business is interested in sponsoring an event, or if you would like more information, please feel free to contact sanfranciscoYWIB@womeninbio.org.

If you are interested in volunteering with YWIB, please reach out to us at sanfranciscoYWIB@womeninbio.org with any questions or for more information on how to get involved.

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@womeninbio.org.


We are partnering with local organizations and schools to launch yCARE, an initiative to introduce girls in underserved communities to careers in STEM. yCARE’s vision is to build Career Awareness, be a Role model, and Energize school girls in these communities to study STEM. Events include mock career fairs, job shadowing, speed networking, inspirational guest lectures, mentoring, and more. 

We are now seeking volunteers from the biopharma industry for yCARE! If you are passionate about STEM outreach, we encourage you to fill out this short form to join as a volunteer. Each event is only a one-time commitment, and you may choose any event you’re interested in. For more information CLICK HERE for our flyer.

If you have any questions, please email us at sanfranciscoYWIB@womeninbio.org.

YWIB Partnerships

We have a specific interest in engaging with organizations serving low income neighborhood schools. A few examples of efforts include outreach with California Life Sciences Institute and San Francisco Unified School District; College Track (SF and Oakland) and Pfizer; the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Peninsula; and Citizen Schools in San Jose.