National Diversity & Inclusion Resource Group

WIB D&I Mission Statement

The Women In Bio (WIB) Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) Resource Group aims to actively promote equity, champion inclusivity, and increase the visibility of all women across WIB’s Initiatives and programming – from the classroom to the boardroom. Members of this group will provide resources and guidance for National and Chapter Leaders to help ensure that all of WIB’s activities are a catalyst for fostering a diverse and inclusive environment across the organization.

The WIB D&I Resource Group’s mission includes supporting, strengthening, and growing women from diverse backgrounds to achieve excellence. Diversity is imperative, and WIB will continue to build on the progress we have made in supporting women to achieve success across the life sciences continuum. With this group, WIB seeks to develop a community to broaden the inclusion lens of women from all backgrounds, abilities, communities, and experiences in the life sciences by providing resources for their professional development.  

Goals of the WIB D&I Resource Group

• Assist National Leadership in the creation of the D&I strategy and key milestones

• Embed the diversity and inclusion function across WIB from National to Chapter Initiatives

• Provide for ongoing assessment to ensure effectiveness for D&I Initiatives

• Broadly build and share knowledge on D&I successes and impact

• Assist in the creation of content and custom D&I messages for the Communications team to deliver to WIB members, sponsors, and supporters

• Act as change agents for the organization – challenge the status quo – champion D&I and promote WIB as an organization that is inclusive to all who support its mission

Judith Adair McCorry
Director, Quality Assurance
Emergent BioSolutions Inc.

Onyekachi Agwu
Bronx, NY

Maureen Cruz
Sr. Manager
Faegre Drinker

Tina de los Reyes
Sales Executive
Mission Bio


Ronna Dornsife
Instructional Technology
Specialist, NCCU, BRITE 


Lourdes Felix
CEO/Senior Executive
BioCorRx Inc.


Alicia Hemphill
VP, Regulatory, US


Ashley Lopez
Life Science Coordinator
Innovation Works



Alaknanda Mishra
UC Davis


Tracy Mitchelson
Director, Project Lead, Disability
Confidence, WREF Strategy
& Innovation, GSK


Alanna Munoz


Catherine Solovay
Scientist II


Kristine Steen
Partner, TSG