Life Science Women's Conference Makes History

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Austin, TexasHistory-making Life Science Women’s Conference receives State of Texas commendation. “I am thrilled that my home state has recognized the significance of the Life Science Women’s Conference,” says Co-Founder Patti Rossman, adding, “this is the first event of its kind for women who work in the field of life science.”

The conference will be held on August 8-9th at the Austin Convention Center, from 8:30 AM to 5 PM. The conference will include exhibitors, Main Stage presentations, workshops, panels, and a variety of networking opportunities for women. Men are also welcome.

“We selected Austin for the premiere of the Life Science Women’s Conference for several reasons — among them are Austin’s progressive business and creative atmosphere; that women play a major role in the state of Texas economic growth, and the state recognizes that the life science industry is a catalyst for job creation and women in Texas play an important role,  according to a recent statement by Governor Abbott in support of the Life Science Women’s Conference”, says Ms. Rossman.

The conference is hosting a special breakfast at the convention center on August 8th to commend girls active in STEM education (science, technology, engineering and math) and their instructors.  The Life Science Women's Conference supports local STEM programs which develop future women to enter the life sciences professionally. This conference has been established to empower, inspire, and educate women, and to encourage them to stay in the life science fields.

The goal of this conference is to bring together bright minds to discuss idea-focused issues on a wide range of subjects; among them are encouraging women to make a career in the life sciences and to foster learning, inspiration, and wonder, and provoke conversations that matter.

The Life Science Women's Conference will provide women information on communication and negotiation skills, identifying viable career paths, enhanced professional development, networking opportunities, and candid discussions to formulate practical and tangible solutions to overcoming obstacles facing women today in advancing in the life science fields.

“I believe that the Life Science Women’s Conference will provide an unparalleled forum for women in the life sciences to network, establish mentor relationships, and provide educational opportunities for career development,” says Ms. Rossman, adding, "I am grateful for the widespread support from elected officials like The City of Austin and Mayor Steve Adler, State Representative District 48 Donna Howard, and Governor Gregg Abbott.”

June 26, 2018- THBI heads to BIO International: Life Science Women's Conference joins as a Texas delegation contributor. It was quite the honor to be involved with THBI, a Life Science Women's Conference strategic partner, at BIO International 2018. Click here for the full press release.