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Women In Bio has alliances with many complementary organizations who share the mission of helping women advance their careers in life sciences.

Strategic Partners


BIO is the world's largest trade association representing all sectors of the biotech industry including companies, universities, government and non-profit organizations. Women In Bio has a long-standing alliance with BIO and holds its annual celebration at the BIO International Convention each year. WIB also is an exhibitor and holds Meetups at the BIO convention, which serves as a key venue for people around the country and the world to get together, expand their network and benefit from both organizations. 


SmartBrief has partnered with Women In Bio to produce the weekly free WIB-SmartBrief newsletter which covers women making news in biosciences. For a free subscription, register here.


Springboard Enterprises is a network of expert innovators, investors and influencers dedicated to building high-growth technology-oriented companies led by women.Women In Bio has partnered with Springboard to hold many events about entrepreneurship in life sciences. 


The AUTM Women Inventors Committee (WIC) recognizes that the creation and transfer of research discoveries and knowledge from academic research into the marketplace is recognized globally as paramount to building and sustaining a robust and innovative world economy. 




Local Chapter Partners


WIB Southern California is partnering with Biocom, a member-driven organization providing unmatched opportunities and resources to help life science companies and their employees fulfill their business goals and improve life through advancements in health, energy and agriculture. Biocom partners with WIB Southern California to provide venues and co-promote events.


WIB Capital Region is partnering with BIOBuzz. For over 4 years BioBuzz has been hosting the community at monthly networking events and social gatherings. BioBuzz is working to build a stronger community by bringing the biotech workforce out of the offices and labs to culture relationships, instead of cells. By building a stronger social community we will enhance business and job opportunities for everyone in the region. Women In Bio -  DC/Baltimore chapter will partner with BioBuzz to help promote each other's events that will further strengthen the local biotech community.


WIB Capital Region is partnering with BioHealth Innovation. BHI is a regional innovation intermediary that accelerates and facilitates technology transfer and commercialization of market-relevant research in federal labs, universities, and biohealth companies in the Region.  It is a private-public partnership in the form of a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit that connects the Region’s innovation assets to provide integrated technical knowledge, financial means and entrepreneurial/managerial expertise to turn promise into prosperity for the region while advancing human health.


WIB Capital Region is partnering with Maryland Department of Commerce.  Maryland's Department of Commerce focuses on attracting, retaining, and expanding businesses and creating jobs in Maryland, and markets Maryland’s many assets to companies across the nation and abroad.


WIB Capital Region is partnering with the Virginia Biotechnology Association, the premier statewide non-profit trade association representing the life sciences industry in the Commonwealth of Virginia. More than 200 member organizations have joined forces to make Virginia Bio an effective advocate for the biopharmaceutical and device industries before federal, state and local policy-makers. 


WIB-Chicago is partnering with the American Medical Women’s Association, an organization which functions at the local, national, and international level to advance women in medicine and improve women's health, to promote events and collaborate on programs that bring together Chicago’s vibrant life sciences community.


WIB-Chicago is partnering with MATTER. MATTER is a community of healthcare innovators, an incubator of ideas, and a catalyst for change. They are boots-on-the-ground entrepreneurs pushing against the status quo and established institutions dedicated to improving patients’ lives. At MATTER they are all hungry for change, and are working together to solve real and complex healthcare problems.  WIB-Chicago has partnered with MATTER to provide venues and co-promote events. 


WIB-Boston partners with BioPharm America

BioPharm America™ is a unique partnering event that forms the nexus of discovery and realization. Startup companies, established biotech and entrepreneurs from academia attend in search of finance, pharma and development partners. The event format highlights innovation and promotes new business relationships by bringing dealmakers from the life science ecosystem together to engage and de-risk the enormous task of drug development. Life science executives from around the world gather to identify, meet and to enter into strategic relationships facilitated by partneringONE®, the world’s leading web-based partnering system. BioPharm America is the only event in North America based on the same reputable formula as EBD Group’s acclaimed European events BIO-Europe® and BIO-Europe Spring®. In 2016, BioPharm America attracted 850+ delegates from over 525 companies who participated in 2,350+ scheduled one-to-one meetings. Learn more. #BioPharmUSA

WIB-Chicago is partnering with the American Heart Association for Go Red Goes STEM, a day-long event at Northwestern University's Prentice Women's Hospital, on November 30, 2017, aimed at inspiring girls to explore STEM outside the classroom and embrace being heart healthy. The event will consist of speed mentoring, breakout sessions led by top STEM-related organizations, and opportunities to make lasting connections with companies and women leaders. Chicago area high school students are encouraged to apply for this great event at

 Did you know Greater Boston Women In Bio is planning to launch a mentoring program later this fall? Join us at The Festival of Genomics Boston on October 3, 2017 for speed networking and a sneak preview of what the program will entail and how it could benefit you. Whether you’re interested in being a mentor or mentee, or just want to network, we’d love to see you there. Please complete our survey at to provide us with information on your areas of interest. Learn more about the Festival of Genomics at: WIB members can register for the Festival for free – contact for more information. All attendees must be registered.


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