Women In Bio Closes Boardroom Ready 2018 Applications and Celebrates Board Appointments of Program Alumni

NEW YORK, April 02, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Women In Bio (WIB), an organization of professionals committed to promoting careers, leadership, and entrepreneurship of women in the life sciences, has closed the application period for this year’s Boardroom Ready Program. The selection committee will now evaluate each applicant and select 20 high caliber candidates for the 2018 program. WIB is also pleased to announce the recent appointment of Dr. Alpna Seth, a past participant of its Boardroom Ready program to the Board of Directors of Seattle Genetics, Inc. With Mary Thistle’s appointment to the Board of Directors of Homology Medicines, this is the second appointment of a WIB Boardroom Ready participant in 2018.

Boardroom Ready is Executive Women In Bio’s exclusive executive development platform, designed to fuel women’s participation on corporate boards in the life sciences.

“We are excited by the growing momentum of the program,” remarked Carolyn Broughman, Chair of the Boardroom Ready Program, “The highly-qualified women who have completed the program have accepted a dozen board positions since inception of the program in 2016. We have just closed the application window for the 2018 program with a very competitive group of accomplished applicants and look forward to another successful year.”

The Boardroom Ready program is held on an annual basis and is currently seeking qualified mentors to support the 2018 program candidates. The full list of this year’s candidates will be announced in July. Find out more information about Boardroom Ready and Women In Bio’s commitment to board diversity by visiting: http://womeninbio.org/executives/boardroom-ready.

Women In Bio (WIB) is an organization of professionals committed to promoting careers, leadership, and entrepreneurship of women in the life sciences. Each of its 13 chapters hosts numerous events throughout the year, including networking, career development, professional education, and executive level-focused events. WIB also hosts a mentorship program which offers women the chance to mentor or be mentored, a Young Women In Bio program, which offers events and encouragement to middle-school aged girls, webinars, and the support of a large national organization with 13 chapters and growing. As a volunteer organization, WIB offers leadership opportunities at every stage of your career, and a chance to expand your network in a supportive and professional environment. For more information, visit www.womeninbio.org.

Boardroom Ready In its third year, the Boardroom Ready Program is a cohesive program designed to elevate, promote, and place highly qualified women to corporate boards.  Throughout the program and following completion, WIB, LifeSci Advisors, and other sponsors work to facilitate matching of program participants with companies seeking new board members. In addition, each candidate is partnered with an experienced board mentor to help navigate the path to board service. An intensive board competency building curriculum at George Washington University is held annually to refine each candidate’s understanding of the duties, responsibilities, and commitments related to serving on both public and private boards. Boardroom Ready candidates also work with a professional resume writer to craft a board-tailored Curriculum Vitæ and biography. For more information regarding the Boardroom Ready program, including cost, the selection process, and application requirements, please visit http://www.womeninbio.org/page/BoardroomReady

Contact: Carolyn Brougham, Chair Boardroom Ready, Women In Bio
E-mail: boardroomready@womeninbio.org