Women in Biotech - Cambridge

  • 10:30 - 18:30, 12 Mar 24
  • Hinxton Hall Conference Centre
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In this special extended Women in Biotech, we'll be celebrating International Women's Day with a full day of thought-leading panels and discussions, inspirational talks as well as exciting keynote speakers. 

'BIG WIB 2024' will bring together 250+ attendees in Cambridge to connect, support and inspire. Expanded to a full day, the event will provide practical workshop roundtables on key topics, inspiring keynotes and thought leadership panels addressing the two IWD themes of #InvestInWomen and #InspireInclusion - as well as heaps of networking opportunities.

#InvestInWomen: Breaking down double standards in investment

The fundraising process is tough, particularly so for female founders and teams. For every £1 of venture capital investment in the UK, all-female founder teams get less than 1p, all-male founder teams get 89p, and mixed-gender teams 10p. There is strong consensus that for innovation to succeed, founding and investment teams need to be more diverse, so how do we change the narrative and tackle the double standards that exist?

This panel will bring together female investors from different funds across the life sciences space, with a focus on demystifying investment and addressing some of the challenges that female founders face. We will cover the different types of fund, how to find your potential investors, how to prepare for a fundraise process, what investors look for when reviewing your pitch deck and conducting due diligence, and questions to ask of a potential investor.  Bring your questions for the Q&A!

#InspireInclusion: Re-defining Sector Leadership

It's imperative that we retain incredible talent in the sector so it's deeply concerning that the statistics around equality and diversity at senior levels are stubbornly poor. Do we need to prepare women (and diverse leadership more broadly) better for leadership and push to make sure they are 'in the room' to be considered as contenders, or do we focus on re-defining leadership to make sure that top roles are attractive to women? Join the debate! 

Allyship is something we fully appreciate and this event is open to all. Book early to avoid disappointment.

Speakers

Keynote speakers 

Loubna Bouarfa

Loubna Bouarfa

Envision Pharma Group, Chairwoman, AI Innovation Board

Michelle Griffith Robinson OLY

Michelle Griffith Robinson OLY

Olympian. Life Coach. Mentor. Trainer. Mum.

Stella Peace

Stella Peace

Executive Director Healthy Living and Agriculture, Innovate UK

Speakers 

Dr Kate Barclay

Dr Kate Barclay

Skills Strategy Consultant

Cassie Doherty

Cassie Doherty

Investment Director, Parkwalk Advisors

Paula Holland

Paula Holland

Partner, Cooley

Anne Horgan

Anne Horgan

Partner, Cambridge Innovation Capital

Lucy Edwardes Jones

Lucy Edwardes Jones

Life Sciences Investor, BGF

Fiona Marston

Fiona Marston

Chair & CEO, Erebagen Limited

Kirsty McCarthy

Kirsty McCarthy

CEO and Co-founder, M:M Bio

Harriet Oppenheimer

Harriet Oppenheimer

Chief Executive, RNID

Emily Pilkington

Emily Pilkington

Director, HSBC Innovation Banking

Rippon Ubhi

Rippon Ubhi

General Manager, Sanofi UK & Ireland

Erica Whittaker

Erica Whittaker

Vice President & Head of UCB Ventures, UCB Ventures

 

Agenda

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MENTORING PROGRAMME COHORT 1.0 & 2.0 ONLY

09:00 – 09:30                     Mentees/mentor arrival (invite only)       

09:30 – 11:00                     Mentoring roundtables discussions

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OPEN TO ALL 

10:30 – 11:30                     Registration and networking                                                                      

11:30 – 12:30                     Session 1                                                                                             

12:30 – 13:30                     Networking lunch                                                            

13:30 – 13:40                     Welcome                                                            

13:40 – 13:55                     Keynote                                                                                              

13:55 – 14:55                     #InvestInWomen: Breaking down double standards in investment – Panel and Q&A

14:55 – 15:30                     Networking break                                                                                                           

15:30 – 16:30                     #InspireInclusion: Re-defining Sector Leadership – Panel and Q&A

16:30 – 16:45                     Keynote                                                                                              

16:45 – 17:00                     Closing remarks                                                                               

17:00 – 18:30                     Networking drinks reception      
Cost and booking T&Cs

BIA members (Emerging companies):        £95 +VAT  
BIA members:                                                   £145 +VAT
BIA Associate members:                                 £185 +VAT
Non-members:                                             £225 +VAT
Emerging companies (non-member):     
Please contact the BIA Membership team for a discounted non-member rate. 

By registering for this event you accept our Terms & Conditions.

From January 2024, please be aware we are no longer able to accept payment by invoice on bookings under £100 +VAT. 

All bookings under £100 +VAT must be paid immediately by credit or debit card. For bookings exceeding £100 +VAT you can choose the invoice option. Invoices should be paid within 30 days of the invoice date.

In case of any issues registering for the event, please contact the BIA Events team

 

Allyship is something we fully appreciate and this event is open to all.

Venue

Hinxton Hall Conference Centre
Wellcome Genome Campus
Hinxton
Cambridgeshire
CB10 1RQ

 

Supporter opportunities

We have a limited number of Supporter opportunities available at this event.

If you are interested in supporting, please contact Sam: [email protected] 

Sam Care

Sam Care

Head of Events

 

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Download the digital banners to let your networks know you'll be joining us at #WomeninBiotech

For speakers

Suggested social media text:

Join me in Cambridge on 12 March where I will be speaking at @BIA’s #WomenInBiotech event dedicated to celebrating #IWD2024. Don’t miss out on a day of thought-leading panels and discussions and inspirational talks focused on:

✨ Breaking down double standards in investment #InvestInWomen
✨ Re-defining Sector Leadership #InspireInclusion

Register ⬇️
https://www.bioindustry.org/event-listing/women-in-biotech-cambridge.html

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For attendees

Suggested social media text:

Join me in Cambridge on 12 March at @BIA’s #WomenInBiotech event! We'll be celebrating #IWD2024 with inspiring keynotes and thought leadership panels focused on:

✨ Breaking down double standards in investment #InvestInWomen
✨ Re-defining Sector Leadership #InspireInclusion

Register ⬇️
https://www.bioindustry.org/event-listing/women-in-biotech-cambridge.html

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