Connecting Women in biohealth

Women in Biohealth (WiB) is dedicated to supporting and uplifting women in the biohealth industry.

Women in Biohealth

Who we are

Women in Biohealth (WiB) was started in the fall of 2017 to provide a platform to empower and connect women in the biohealth community. Biohealth encompasses biotech, medical devices, digital health, diagnostics, and medical research. We are currently not a nonprofit organization but are utilizing BioForward, an association representing Wisconsin’s biohealth industry, as our fiscal agent and marketing entity.

Get Involved

As an inclusive network, WiB provides mentoring, professional development, and an environment for women and allies to connect.  No membership requirements! Just connect with the group in person or online.

Our mission

  • Provide a platform for women in biohealth to connect and uplift one another
  • Deliver opportunities for professional and leadership development
  • Facilitate cross-country and industry career mentoring

Our founding partners

Women in Biohealth
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Meet the Steering Committee

Subcommittees

Professional Development Subcommittee

Assures regular cadence of seminars and workshops on career and professional development topics by gathering members’ feedback and planning events to suit members’  interests.

  • Gauge member interest and needs in various professional development topics in order to guide event planning (e.g. résumé tips, leadership, personal development,  negotiating, etc.).
  • Identify potential speakers or trainings/workshops to host (aim for one event per quarter).
  • Coordinate with Steering Committee and Event Planning Subcommittee and Marketing &  Communications Subcommittee to schedule each event
  • Responsible for managing speakers, hand-outs, and working with the Event Planning Subcommittee on room preparation.

Event Planning Subcommittee

Ensures members can gather regularly for networking, professional development,  and social activities by handling the logistics around venue selection, vendor coordination, sponsorships, and event execution.

  • Work with other committees to align on yearly event schedule and venue needs.
  • Curate a database of venues that are based on event needs.
  • Identify sponsors for hosting venue, paying speaker fees and food/drinks.
    • Contact potential sponsors and confirm support.
    • Work with Marketing and Communications Subcommittee to fully acknowledge sponsorship support.
  • Secure venues and vendors to suit the needs of upcoming events and manage all logistical details from event setup to take-down.
    • Including details such as attendee sign-in sheets, snack procurement, display of marketing collateral, name tags, etc.

Marketing & Communications SubComittee

Helps develop and execute the organization’s marketing and  communications strategy to engage and grow member base through the dissemination of information about our mission and events.

  • Publicize upcoming events via website, marketing emails, Eventbrite, and social media channels.
  • Nurture and grow member base by developing or sharing high quality, interesting, and relevant content in newsletter and on social media.
  • Manage and leverage social media content/channels and publication cadence.
    • Includes efforts to expand reach and increase membership.
  • Ensure unified branding and messaging in all communications and materials.
  • Collect data on events, the organization, and social media to utilize in marketing communications and year-end analysis of the WiB organization.