CPhI North America and iBIO parnership supports women in STEM

Published: 17-Apr-2019

Partnership includes US$10,000 donation to fund iBIO STEM programming for girls, plus discounted rates for iBIO members at the upcoming CPhI North America

CPhI North America has established a new partnership with Illinois Biotechnology Innovation Organization (iBIO). Through the partnership, CPhI North America will donate US$10,000 to the iBIO EDUCATE Center, which delivers industry-led STEM programmes to teachers and students, to support STEM programming for girls.

CPhI North America’s donation to the EDUCATE Center will specifically be used to fund iBIO’s Stellar Girls and STEM Girls Camp. Both programmes work to introduce girls in grades three through eight to careers in STEM.

Stellar Girls does this through after-school programming, and the STEM Girls Camp does this through a five-day summer camp.

Joseph Marks, Brand Director, CPhI North America, said: “As an industry-leading event committed to inclusivity and equality, we’re also proud to present the third annual Women in Leadership Forum, an integral component of CPhI North America, which this year focuses on the theme ‘From Manager to Leader,’ and will see senior leaders from the pharmaceutical industry sharing inspirations and defining moments in their leadership journeys to date.”

CPhI North America’s Women in Leadership Forum takes place Thursday 2 May, from 8-11pm.

In addition to the donation, iBIO members will also enjoy a 30% discounted attendee rate for the upcoming CPhI North America event, being held in Chicago from 30 April to 2 May at Lakeside Center.

John Conrad, president and CEO of iBIO, added: “We’re excited that Illinois, home to the second highest concentration of biopharma companies in the United States outside of the Philadelphia/New York/New Jersey triangle, is hosting this year’s event.”

iBIO is an association that represents more than 85,000 life science employees at member companies, universities, service providers, and venture firms throughout Illinois.

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