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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

Young Women In Bio (YWIB) gives girls the inspiration and support they need to become tomorrow’s leaders in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). As a nonprofit with 13 chapters across the U.S. and Canada, we partner with leading companies, universities, hospitals and organizations to develop engaging, educational and motivational programs. We aspire to be the “go to” organization for girls looking to shape and change the world through STEM, providing them with the tools and resources they need to build successful careers.  We exist to ignite the curiosity and fuel the passion in girls, supporting them as they shape and change the world.

Supporting the Next Generation of Female Scientists and Leaders

YWIB creates programs and events geared towards encouraging middle and high school girls to consider the life sciences as a career choice. The events ignite girls’ curiosity in the life sciences while nurturing a business and entrepreneurial spirit.

The National YWIB Committee is comprised of scientists, managers, legal professionals and bioentrepreneurs who all share the passion of inspiring a love of science in girls, and who are committed to increasing the representation of girls in STEM. Presently, the Committee is spearheading initiatives such as collaborative projects with other non-profit organizations and internships, mentorship, and online programs for middle and high school girls.

Check out our latest E-newsletter!  Check our our YWIB flyer here!  To learn about opportunities to support YWIB please click here!

Women In Bio's 13 chapters hold amazing and information YWIB events throughout the year.  Please see our upcoming events page to see what events will be occurring in your area soon.

YWIB National Initiatives

Spring Into STEM 2018

We are proud to launch Young Women In Bio’s (YWIB) second annual Spring Into STEM™ Festival. Spring Into STEM™ celebrates the spring season by showcasing the work that YWIB does yearlong to introduce young girls interested in STEM to the wide range of career opportunities open to them in the sciences. From the first day of spring in March through the end of April 2018, participating chapters of YWIB across the country and in Montreal are offering unique events and company tours to present to middle and high school girls a diverse array of careers in STEM, ranging from scientific research, drug development, agricultural biotech, urban forestry to biotech entrepreneurship. Find out more (pdf) about our featured events and participate!

Please see our press release from our second annual Spring Into STEM Festival 2018 - Women In Bio Announces the Launch of YWIB’s Second Annual Spring Into STEM™ Festival (pdf)

Young Women In Bio Presents: The Future of Life Sciences & Tech

Young Women In Bio is presenting a series of events focused on “The Future of Life Sciences and Technology” to engage young girls in discussions and activities on how life sciences and technology are working together to solve health and other life sciences-related problems.  Our first event was held with great success in New York on February 28, 2018 and additional events in this series will take place in other cities later this year.  To read about our New York event please click here

Upcoming Young Women In Bio Events

To sign up your daughter for YWIB events, please create a profile. Note: the profile must be created with the parent/guardian's information.

YWIB event PERMISSION FORMS (English / Spanish) and PHOTO RELEASE FORMS found here.



Check out the latest press coverage about YWIB below! Want to learn more about our YWIB program? Contact us at:

Genome Alberta interviewed our leaders at BIO International Convention 2018 to talk about Women In Bio and our YWIB initiatives - listen to the podcast here!