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Girls in Tech: Biotech in Boston
Thursday, June 17, 2010 from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM (EDT)
Girls in Tech Boston is excited to announce our first biotech focused event, coming up on Thursday, June 17th at the Microsoft NERD Center. We have a truly fantastic line-up of speakers from a wide range of biotech companies, and we'll be announcing our moderator in the coming weeks. Check out our speakers and their bios below.
We hope you join us for an evening of professional development, learning from experts and leaders in the field, and networking with other women in the biotech field. And of course drinks and hor d'oeuvres!
We'll also be introducing everyone to our new Managing Director, Heather Margolis, who we're very excited to have on board. For more about Heather, check out the press release about her appointment.
6:30-7:30 Panel Discussion
7:30 Continued networking and casual post-event discussion if you'd like to stick around.
We look forward to seeing everyone in June, and as always, please feel free to invite friends and coworkers.
Kim Wilkinson, Ph.D. Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Harvard University Medical School
Kim currently works at the Harvard Neuro-Discovery Center where she is an experienced scientist with background in cell and molecular biology and immunology. She specializing in high-content screening projects for discovering novel pharmaceutical targets.
Janet Wolfe, Ph.D., President and Founder of Wolfe Laboratories (WLI)
The organization is a biopharmaceutical development services company located in Watertown, Massachusetts. Dr. Wolfe’s scientific and business career has focused on the intersection of the critical path activities in CMC, DMPK, preclinical and clinical development. Prior to starting Wolfe Laboratories in 1999, Dr. Wolfe was on the faculty of the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Tennessee, Memphis.
Jennifer Strauss, Senior Research Associate at Genzyme
Jennifer has more than nine years of research experience in the fields of biochemistry and pharmacology and more than seven years holding various high-level research positions within the biotechnology industry. Before working at Genzyme, Jennifer worked in the research divisions at AVEO and Takeda Pharmaceuticals.
Sheila Gilbride-Wilson, Vice President of Clinical Operations at Vertex Pharmaceuticals
Sheila has more than 15 years of biotechnology/pharmaceutical industry experience. Prior to working at Vertex Pharmaceutics, she was the Senior Vice President of Operations & Quality Assurance at ePharmaSolutions and held the position of Vice President, US Medical Operations at Pfizer.
Katie Sobey, Global Product Leader at PerkinElmer, Bio-discovery
Katie has more than 20 years of experience within the biotechnology, pharmaceutical and clinical research industries. She is currently the Global Product Leader at PerkinElmer and prior to that she worked at Bristol Myers Squibb, DuPont Pharmaceuticals and Brigham & Women’s Hospital. During her career she has working in many difference capacities including product development, clinical research, imaging technology and marketing.
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About Girls In Tech
Girls in Tech is a social network enterprise focused on the engagement, education and empowerment of like-minded, professional, intelligent and influential women in technology. As young women with the capacity to inspire, we made it our personal desire and passion to create and sustain an organization that focuses on the collaboration, promotion, growth and success of women in the technology sector.
Created in February of 2007, ‘Girls in Tech’ (GIT) was founded by Adriana Gascoigne. GIT and was born out of a need to provide a place for women to cultivate ideas around their careers and business concepts involving technology.
Girls in Tech aims to offer a variety of resources and tools for women to supplement and further enhance their professional careers and aspirations in technology. Some of these resources include, educational workshops and lectures, networking functions, round table discussions, conferences, social engagements, and recruitment events.