SEPTEMBER 25, 2019

Gender Bias To Be Addressed at Life Science Women’s Conference

Andie Kramer will present "Gender Bias: It's Not You, It's the Workplace," at the 2020 Life Science Women's Conference on February 19 and 20 in Tampa, Florida.Al Harris will present on "Gender Bias: It's Not You, It's the Workplace," at the 2020 Life Science Women's Conference in Tampa, Florida on February 19 and 20.

Wife and Husband team, Andrea (Andie) S. Kramer and Alton (Al) Harris will participate as guest speakers at the Life Science Women’s Conference, held on February 19-20, 2020 at the Tampa Bay Convention Center.

Both speakers have worked extensively as authorities in workplace gender bias. Ms. Kramer has worked over 30 years to remove discriminatory barriers to women’s careers. She has helped thousands of women navigate through gender-based obstacles and is a nationally recognized authority on gender discrimination.
Among her many professional achievements, she was named one of the “50 Most Influential Women Lawyers In America”, “Women with a Vision” awarded by the Women’s Bar Association of Illinois and was named the “2014 Gender Diversity Private Practice Lawyer of The Year” by Chambers USA.

Alton Harris, a distinguished attorney, is one of a few men publicly speaking about the discriminatory consequences of gender bias in the workplace. Al has written over 150 articles and blog posts on gender, diversity and combating biases.

Al speaks, conducts workshops, and mentors women across the country. Al speaks to women about what male colleagues expect from future leaders, to men about what they need to do to become effective allies in the effort to achieve true gender diversity, and to organizations about the practices and policies they need to adopt.

Al and Andie will be presenting “Gender Bias: It’s Not You, It’s the Workplace”, which is also the topic of their new book, which is being released August 2019.
For more about Andrea Kramer and Alton Harris, as well as current speaking engagements and their writings



More information regarding the Life Science Women’s Conference may be found at :


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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.