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Founded in 2010

The WIB-Chicago community is committed to creating opportunities and careers for women in the life science industry and to encouraging women in our state to translate novel discoveries into products. As the first chapter established in the Midwest, we are especially thrilled to expand the WIB organization and bring its resources to our region. We offer programs in the greater Chicagoland area, including virtual events and support for women living and working nearby. We support women and non-binary individuals at all stages of their careers, and we welcome allyship and participation from men. Our leadership opportunities are second-to-none. Programming topics cover a vast range of subjects across industry, academia, startups, law, venture capital, pharma, biotech, science communication, professional growth, networking, and others. The 3.8 Initiative, named for the March 8 International Women's Day, seeks to increase startup board leadership for women in Chicago's life science and health tech innovation ecosystem.

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Upcoming Events


Tue 21 May 24, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM CDT | WIB-Chicago: Show Her the Money Film Screening

Instituto Cervantes, 31 W. Ohio Street, Chicago IL 60654


Wed 01 May 24, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM EDT | WIB-National: PowerConnect – Exclusive Members-Only Speed Networking

Online (Zoom)

Wed 15 May 24, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT | WIB-National: Allyship in STEM and Life Sciences

Online (Zoom)

Tue 04 Jun 24, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM PDT | WIB@BIO 2024: Speed Networking

San Diego Convention Center, BIO Meet Up Lounge (Booth 5935)

Tue 04 Jun 24, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM PDT | WIB@BIO Plenary: Empowering Women's Health – Pioneering Progress in Technology, Access, & Equality

Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina, Grand Ballroom, 333 W Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101

Tue 16 Jul 24, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM EDT | WIB Unlocked! A Guide for New and Future Members

Online (Zoom)

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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.

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