By Wayne Koberstein, Executive Editor, Life Science Leader magazine
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One benefit of the June BIO Digital meeting was the opportunity to revisit the group Women In Bio, which had given us valuable help with a report on the progress of women in the industry a few years ago (December 2017).
This time, I speak with Lisa Iadicicco, WIB’s executive director, and Jessica Bosc, national president & board chair, focusing particularly on how the group is faring in the midst of two world-transforming events: the COVID pandemic and the Black Lives Matter protest. They tell me what effects the events have had on the organization and in what ways they might bring changes to this 18-year-old industry network. They describe some of the programs and initiatives WIB conducts, not only to help individual women further their own careers but also to pave the way for all women to move past institutional barriers to gender, racial, and cultural diversity in the bio workplace.