Supports for Women in the Life Sciences
WIB is “an organization of professionals committed to promoting careers, leadership, and entrepreneurship for women in the life sciences.” Find local chapters to join, mentoring, career support, and more. See their “Entrepreneur Center,” which supports female founders of life science companies from early start-up to later stages.
- WIB Event Calendar – Be sure to check out local virtual events. You can often attend from anywhere in the country.
- Women In Bio Mentoring Programs – Women in Bio offers several opportunities for obtaining mentoring: Mentorship, Advisors, Peers, and Sponsorship (MAPS) discussion groups, university outreach, and virtual programs, as well as a 1:1 Mentoring program.
Non-profit with a mission of supporting full participation of women and achieving equity in all disciplines and across all employment sectors of STEM (Science, technology, engineering, mathematics) and STEM.
- Innovation and Entrepreneurship – “AWIS provides a unique national platform where essential research meets advocacy, innovation, and practice in supporting the advancement of women in STEM.” Read about their many projects completed or underway.
National non-profit organization that seeks to enable more women to attain leadership positions in academia, industry, and government.
Supports for Women Entrepreneurs
A non-partisan federal advisory committee that provides advice and policy recommendations to the President, the U.S. Congress, and SBA on important issues for women business owners and entrepreneurs. Priorities include access to capital and opportunity, promoting and supporting women STEM entrepreneurship via education and capital, and identifying and addressing challenges to rural women’s entrepreneurship.
- NWBC ‘Grow Her Business’ Resources is a collection that supports women entrepreneurs’ commitment to growing their businesses.
Webinar co-hosted by NIH 3 agencies (NCATS, NHLBI, NCI) and the Association for Women in Science (AWIS). Describes programs and funding opportunities and provides advice to support women-owned small businesses and women in research and technology transfer. Video: Length: 1:19 hrs (*starts at the 6 minute mark)