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eMAPS Seattle

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About EWIB-Seattle eMAPS (Executive Mentorship, Advisors, Peers, and Sponsorship)

eMAPS programs offer professional development for rising Directors, for VPs and C-Level executives. eMAPS cohorts meet for a year creating a culture of support, sharing, and confidentiality for executives in their cohort. Alumni gatherings for past cohorts support on-going relationships. eMAPS chapter offerings vary in model as well as availability. We have also been hosting a series of fireside chats for current and past Seattle eMAPS mentees to learn from local executives and their experiences moving into executive leadership. 


Program Models

eMAPS Monthly Professional Development

The purpose of the Executive Mentoring (eMAPS) Program is to prepare women in senior management roles looking for guidance in your transition into executive leadership within the next five years. Our executive mentors are dedicated to the advancement and success of local women in scientific leadership roles. At the end of this program, a mentee will:

  • Feel prepared for transition to executive leadership
  • Recognize when they are getting in the way of their own success
  • Refine their leadership style and develop strategy for career advancement
  • Polish their execution
  • Have a stronger network of life science professionals in the Seattle area

WIB members within the greater Seattle area who are at the director level or higher. Applicants must complete an application. Once selected, mentees must commit to attending at least 80% of the meetings, and provide feedback throughout the program and after.



eMAPS - Executive Roundtable or Circles

Intimate and private safe space to discuss challenges and learn anecdotally from each other. Topic emphasis driven by executive peer participant(s) who facilitate the discussion using tailored content selected from the learning repository or newly created and Q&A and break out activities planned in conjunction with guest mentors.

  • Time Commitment: five to six meetings; two hours/each with pre-work
  • Topics are set at the start of the program based on diversity of applicant pool
  • Applicants: approx 15 participants in a cohort, representation across all business and clinical operational executive life science and biotech roles
  • Company Size: Chapter eMAPS leaders determine focus based on needs keeping cohorts to similar size to ensure challenges and/or experience are aligned
  • Guest Mentors: Guest executive mentor/guides identified for each meeting to work with facilitators and share guidance


Benefits of eMAPS

The executives in eMAPS are all life science, biotech, diagnostic and pharma focused. Many women’s executive programs are STEM or more diverse than STEM and offer enormous value in that diversity. eMAPS executives find, however, that a cohort laser focused on our industry can be enormously beneficial as the issues related to regulatory rules, operational issues, fundraising and even board management have trends and nuances not necessarily at play in tech or other industries.

  •  A meaningful executive community within your chapter that meets on a recurring basis as a cohort over the course of a year
  • Professional development providing mentorship, a supportive cohort and peer-based learning towards advancement of career goals
  • Strengthen relationships and build a connected community of executives in the region who convene and engage on a regular basis for your personal development
  • Take advantage of a repository of learning materials made available for facilitating discussions in your eMAPS chapter program by life science and biotech executives from across the country
  • An important local professional and relationship development program in addition to, National webinars and convenings


eMAPS Topics

A learning repository of materials is used by Chapter leaders for eMAPS to plan and use by executive mentors and/or member facilitators of discussions. Sample meeting topics have included:

  • Being Intentional And Strategic With Relationships
  • Transition to Executive Leadership
  • Corporate Strategy
  • Behavioral Assessment (DiSC, MTBI, etc.) to understand preferences to build capability to lead
  • Finance & Accounting 101
  • Negotiation Tools
  • Performance Management & Managing Others
  • Change Management
  • Board and Investor Relationships
  • Navigating Funding & Business Development
  • Audit Committee Management
  • Compliance
  • Cybersecurity
  • D&O Insurance
  • Fundraising & Financing through IPO
  • Legal Liability

*Learning repository contains materials for the majority of these topics and more in development and added with every cohort.

Contact us for more information:


Women In Bio is an organization of professionals committed to promoting careers, leadership, and entrepreneurship of all women in the life sciences.

WIB membership and events are inclusive of all who support our mission.

(877) 717-5273


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