Women are significantly under-represented around the Boardroom tables in biotech companies. More than 50% of biotech companies in the U.S. and Europe have all male Boards and makeup less that 25% of the leadership teams. Both a lack of structure in the recruitment and promotion practises and an element of unconscious bias are 2 of the reasons this is happening. The Women in Bio
organization has some ideas to change that.
They call it the "Boardroom Ready
" program and it was kicked off here at BIO in San Francisco. It isn't the only initiative the organization has to get more women represented in the biotech sector but it is one they are pretty excited about.
I talked with Dawn Hocevar, Kristi Sarno, and Jamie Strachota about what they have planned. Here is our conversation