Press Release February 24, 2020

Goodwin Supports Women in Life Sciences Industry with National Sponsorship of Women In Bio

Global law firm Goodwin today announced its national sponsorship of Women In Bio (WIB), a national organization supporting diversity and inclusion for women in the life sciences and beyond.

Founded in 2002, WIB’s mission is to educate, engage and empower women from the classroom to the boardroom. Goodwin’s Life Sciences practice will support WIB nationally across the organization’s core pillars, including:

  • Young Women In Bio’s (YWIB) STEM programming: an initiative of Women In Bio (WIB), which is a nationwide, nonprofit, volunteer organization that encourages young girls to explore opportunities, education, and careers in STEM. YWIB works closely with leading companies, universities, hospitals, and other organizations to host engaging, educational, and motivational events and programs for girls from elementary school through high school.
  • Boardroom Ready program: Executive Women In Bio’s exclusive executive development platform, designed to fuel women’s participation on corporate boards in the life sciences.
  • The Entrepreneur Center: a community dedicated to supporting female founders from early start-up to later project stages of their life science companies through peer to peer interactions, educational programs and resources as well as fundraising support.
  • WIB’s growing mentorship community: a network that support women in various stages of their career and personal development.

“Diversity and inclusion are key drivers of innovation and critical to the success of the global life sciences industry,” said Lily Wound, partner in Goodwin’s Life Sciences practice, national chair for Young Women In Bio and national committee member of Women In Bio. “As the law firm grounded at the intersection of innovation and capital, we are thrilled to partner with Women In Bio in promoting the careers, leadership and entrepreneurship of women in the life sciences and supporting industries.”

“Being a part of a non-profit organization promoting diversity and inclusion for women in the life sciences, from the classroom to the boardroom, is important and impactful!” said Lisa Iadicicco, Executive Director of Women In Bio (WIB). “The lives we enhance through our educational programing and mentorship/sponsorship of our members and affiliates, has truly moved the needle in our mission to create a platform for success for women in the life sciences and beyond.”

Goodwin’s Life Sciences practice represent leading public and private life sciences companies and investors across their entire life cycles – including financings, capital market transactions, mergers and acquisitions, collaborations and licensing, intellectual property and regulatory matters. Goodwin was named “Hatch-Waxman Litigation Firm of the Year” and “Corporate Firm of the Year” by LMG Life Sciences, “Biotech Firm of the Year” by U.S. News and World Report - Best Lawyers, and Intellectual Property “Practice Group of the Year” by Law360.

About Women In Bio (WIB)

Founded in 2002 to support women employed in the field of life sciences, from the classroom to the boardroom, 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. WIB is funded by sponsors and partners dedicated to supporting diversity and inclusion for women of all ages in their lifelong journey, in the life sciences and beyond. Please visit http://www.womeninbio.org.