The Women of Bioscience

The Women of Bioscience organization was formed in 1997 to promote a collegial environment and facilitate networking amongst the women employed in the San Diego biomedical sciences community.  The events are open to any women members of our biomedical community (pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical devices, diagnostics).  The happy hour gatherings are entirely dedicated to social interaction/personal networking and do not involve speaker presentations.  Womens' organizations (AWIS, Athena, etc.) are invited to promote their upcoming events and attendees are encouraged to announce current job opportunities.  Sponsors provide literature and present their services to the group before the gift raffle. 

Over the past few years, the Women of Bioscience has flourished from an initial ten women in attendance to over one hundred per event.  Costs for the happy hours are supported entirely by service provider sponsors.


The Women of Bioscience Happy Hours are held once every quarter, usually on a Tuesday or Thursday evening from 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm. Our new location is Cozymel's in UTC on the corner of La Jolla Village Drive and Genesee.  The happy hours involve no speaker, as they are truly a social gathering to promote networking amongst female biomedical colleagues.  Gift raffles are held at 7:00pm and, as with the appetizers and beverages, are graciously provided by the event sponsor.  There is no fee for the events or membership, as the biomedical service providers financially support all Women of Bioscience expenses.

Demographics of the Attendees

Attendees include senior management, R&D scientists, clinical scientists, quality and regulatory personnel, business professionals, and others employed by local for-profit and non-profit biomedical organizations.  The group is very diversified with reference to employers and areas of scientific expertise.  The events are highly anticipated and attendance is regularly over one hundred in number.  Currently, the email notification list contains over
1,800 members.

For Further Information, Contact:

Thomas Studebaker, Studebaker Biomedical Business Consultants

Attendees at a Women of
Bioscience Meeting