“It is imperative that we foster and encourage scientists of all genders, backgrounds and ethnicities if we are to have any hope of solving the many problems facing our world today.”—Kevin Lustig, PhD, Scientist.com CEO and Founder
SAN DIEGO July 02, 2019
Scientist.com, the marketplace for medical research, is pleased to announce that its social media campaign highlighting 19 outstanding woman scientists led to a donation of $5,000 to Women In Bio of Southern California (WIB-SoCal). The campaign was launched to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the passing of the 19th Amendment—in the 19 days leading up to and including June 4, 2019, a different highly-accomplished scientist was featured in a social media post. One dollar was donated for every social media post on either Scientist.com or WIB-SoCal’s LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook or Instagram accounts. WIB-SoCal will use the donation to continue its ongoing efforts to promote careers, leadership and entrepreneurship for women in the life sciences.
“We are always keen to partner with like-minded groups like Scientist.com that share our goal—encouraging females to pursue careers in the life sciences,” said Alyssa Master, PhD, Chair Emeritus of WIB-SoCal. “This specific campaign was so successful because it highlighted scientific breakthroughs made by brilliant women spanning multiple time periods, even centuries, further illustrating the important role women have played in pushing innovation and discovery over the years.”
One of 13 chapters established by Women In Bio throughout the US and Canada, WIB-SoCal seeks to provide mentorship and promote opportunities in the life sciences as well as enable and empower women to reach the highest levels of leadership. Founded in 2001, WIB has more than 2,000 members and develops programs that reach 22,000 participants ranging from middle-school STEM programs to executive-level training and development.
“This social media campaign highlighted the work of 19 brilliant women that have made world-changing scientific contributions,” said Kevin Lustig, PhD, Scientist.com CEO and Founder. “It is imperative that we foster and encourage scientists of all genders, backgrounds and ethnicities if we are to have any hope of solving the many problems facing our world today.”
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About Women In Bio (WIB)
WIB is an organization of professionals committed to promoting careers, leadership, and entrepreneurship of women in the life sciences. Founded in 2001 to support women employed in the field of life sciences from the classroom to the boardroom, Women In Bio (WIB) is a multifaceted organization with 13 chapters in North America. It offers an array of professional educational programs, peer to peer learning, mentoring and networking opportunities, and is the only organization for women that integrates all career levels and life sciences fields. Each local chapter hosts numerous events throughout the year that vary from networking events to career development, to professional education, to executive level-focused events. In addition to events, WIB hosts a Young Women In Bio program, which offers events and encouragement to middle and high-school aged girls, a mentorship program which provides women the chance to mentor or be mentored, and a national Boardroom Ready program through Executive Women In Bio, which has recently placed over 20 women on for-profit boards. As a volunteer organization, WIB offers leadership opportunities at every career stage, and a chance to expand professional networks in a supportive and inclusive environment. Please visit http://www.womeninbio.org.
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