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Lessons of Connection & Resilience

We. Have. Emerged. The Pacific Northwest’s women-in-STEM workforce has survived the great ‘she-cession’ with resilience and connection and an eye toward innovation. With 29,890 jobs held by women and 14,430 jobs employing minorities (as of 2020) in Oregon’s bio workforce, local ‘she-roes’ have real-world experiences of leadership, personal growth, work/life balance and allyship to share.

At Oregon Bio Women’s 2022 CONNECT (live and in person) “Lessons Learned of Connection & Resilience” summer event, participants will meet and welcome Emily Leproust, CEO and Co-Founder of Twist Bioscience, the newest company to expand to Oregon. Emily and her colleagues are creating the “Factory of the Future” south of Portland, growing beyond Twist Bio’s 2013 founding and 2016 IPO.

The event will also feature smart networking opportunities and interactive discussions with a panel of local women leaders who will discuss their career pathology, career management strategies, building trust while protecting boundaries, as well as the drive for diversity, and how it matters to you.  You’ll also get a special first look at the launch of Oregon Bio Women’s unique mentorship efforts.

Attend. Network. Balance. Discover. Emerge. Learn where your springboard is. Drink wine and taste Northwest cuisine. We hope to see you there.

Oregon Bio Women’s mission is to cultivate diversity in present and future leadership in Oregon’s growing biotechnology and life science sector. The events are open to all (membership in Oregon Bio is not required) and have been successfully providing dynamic content, attracting national speakers and supporting diversity in our local community of those looking to advance their careers and personal development. We conduct annual OBW CONNECT events in partnership with companies, women’s special interest groups and leadership organizations.


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$35.00 Early Bird discount rate for Oregon Bio members or students – offer expires June 22, 11:30 p.m.
$55.00 Regular rate Oregon Bio members
$70.00 Regular rate non-Oregon Bio members

For group tickets or volunteer opportunities please contact Julie Black.

Must be 18 years or older to attend.  Students please provide valid ID.


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OBW CONNECT2022 Regular Member Admission
Regular rate for current Oregon Bioscience Association members. Attendees must be 18 years or older.
$ 55.00
OBW CONNECT 2022 Non-member admission
Regular rate for non Oregon Bioscience Association members. Attendees must be 18 years or older.
$ 70.00


July 7
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
$35.00 – $70.00
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525 3rd St.
Lake Oswego, OR 97034 United States
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