Women in Biotech - London

Growing the pool of diverse non-execs

Women in Biotech returns to London in December 2023. We’ll be hearing from more inspirational women and allies.

We know that diverse boards and management teams are more successful - both for business and for a thriving, inclusive organisational culture - so why does the preference for recycling 'experienced' board members, over an emphasis on bringing talented fresh faces and new thinking on board persist? It's 'easier' to approach people who have done it before and tick the right boxes. So how do we grow a broader pool of talented non-Execs in the UK, and what can we learn from those who have established themselves successfully as NEDs? In association with the Diverse Directors' Programme (a collaboration between Start Codon and RBW) we'll discuss the challenges, explore solutions and as always, hear from some incredible women leading the way in our sector.

Join us for an inspiring session and a glass of wine; connect with a welcoming and supportive community of talented life science leaders; be inspired and grow your network!

This event is now SOLD OUT. If you would like to be added to the waiting list please submit your details via the form on the 'waiting list' tab. 

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Kathryn Chapman

Kathryn Chapman

Director of Science & Entrepreneurship, Babraham Research Campus Ltd

Jane Dancer

Jane Dancer

Chair, Spirea, PharmEnable and Elasmogen

Jo Pisani

Jo Pisani

Strategic Advisor, Non Executive Director and Charity Trustee

Emma Thorp

Emma Thorp

Co-Founder of The Diverse Directors Programme (DDP) and NED for RBW Consulting

Emma Tinsley

Emma Tinsley

CEO, Weatherden



17:30 – 18:30     Registration and networking

18:30 – 19:30     Panel and Q&A 

19:30 – 21:00     Networking drinks reception


Bird & Bird LLP
12 New Fetter Lane

Transport: The venue is in central London and easily reached by public transport. It is within 10 minutes walk of Chancery Lane, Temple, and Blackfriars stations. 

Cost and booking T&Cs

BIA members:     £35 +VAT
Non-members:   £45 +VAT

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