SF-Women In Bio “Finding the Path to Your Own History” Conference and Dinner

From the organizers:

March is Women’s History Month, and Women In Bio – San Francisco Bay Area wants to help women in the life sciences consider the various career choices that will let them create their own successful histories through a very special, two-part event.

Afternoon Session – a mini-conference and networking opportunity at UCSF Mission Bay, focused on career opportunities and job environments including:

“Workplace Cultures and Environments: Which Is Right For You?”

A discussion of the cultural differences between academia, industry, and the non-profit world in a panel moderated by Dr. Amy Antman Gelfand, child neurologist and assistant clinical professor at UCSF.

“Making It All Work: Operational Roles in the Life Sciences”

A discussion of the many career opportunities that make life sciences companies work: manufacturing, regulatory affairs, medical sciences, and more. Hear from professional women from such companies as Sutro Pharma, Illumina and BioMarin.\

“Off the Bench: Alternative Careers for Life Scientists”

Decided that research isn’t really for you? Then come to a discussion of alternative career paths for the scientifically trained, moderated by:
Toby Freedman, Ph.D., executive recruiter and author of the original “BioGoddess”
Cynthia Robbins-Roth, Ph.D, founding editor of BioWorld, and today a patient advocate for families dealing with teenage mental health issues
Nancy Burns, business development professional from Nektar Therapeutics
Antoinette Konski, Partner at patent law firm, Foley & Lardner

Evening session: Networking, a sit-down dinner, and a keynote address by Dr. Karen Antman, an internationally known cancer researcher and Dean of Boston University Medical School, who will share her recent research on women’s leadership in the life sciences at Dogpatch Wine Works, San Francisco’s only working winery.

Information and registration here.