Members and Friends of Virginia Bio,
Over the past several months a steering committee of women from across the state and across many sectors of the bio industry have been planning a first-ever statewide conference highlighting and building on the contributions of women to the biosciences in Virginia.
Virginia Women Building Bio - The XX Factor will be a day-long experience, filled with expert presentations, interactive discussions and networking aimed at building a stronger bioscience industry, stronger companies and institutions, stronger collaborations and stronger individuals.
We are soon to finalize the date and location in Northern Virginia for this terrific event.
The event promises to bring together leaders from life science companies, entrepreneurs, researchers, funders, professional firms and public policy makers, research institutions, health care systems and will provide information, advice and open discussion on important topics. Topics will include finding sources of investment, collaborations in research and commercialization, developing employees and leaders in the ever changing workforce, and networking.
Breakouts, panel discussions, structured breaks and a capstone networking reception will provide generous opportunity to make new acquaintances, explore collaborations and renew existing ties.
This will be the first time women in all sectors of bioscience have come together from across Virginia, to identify needs and opportunities, identify leaders across the state in all fields, make connections and learn from one another. We expect this to be the start of an annual event bringing women together.
Prominent leaders of the industry who have confirmed their intent to participate include US Representative Barbara Comstock, Chairwoman of the Subcommittee on Research and Technology of the House Science, Space and Technology Committee, and Amy Caro Vice President and General Manager Health Division at Northrop Grumman Information Systems.
Watch for the announcement of date and place coming soon. Thanks to our Conference Committee and our sponsors who make it all possible. If you would like to help plan and prepare this terrific conference, let us know.