Oregon Bio Women CONNECT 2024 – Leadership From Anywhere

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OBW CONNECT 2024: Leadership From Anywhere

Women in the bio space (spoiler, there are more than 15,000 of us in the Oregon bioscience and biotech ecosystem!) are natural leaders – whether they are entrepreneur-ing, in the lab/at the bench, in commercialization and R&D, QA, venture capitalizing and funding, or in academia. And at all levels of our careers, we uniquely can seize on everyday opportunities to innovate and lead from anywhere – with ‘anywhere’ meaning wherever we are in the org chart, in our career trajectory, or in our readiness to succeed.

Our speakers:

Namrata Saroj
Entrepreneur and national biotech executive Namrata Saroj, OD,  brings her ‘anywhere’ to us  via her worldly expertise around global development and commercialization of drugs and technologies. With her leadership experience at Genentech, Regeneron, The Clinical Trials Resource Group and the Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital, Dr. Saroj has much to share to empower us all.

Erica Schlesinger
Erica is the VP of Technical Development at Serán Bioscience at the Bend, Ore. campus. Prior to joining Serán, Erica worked as a Scientist at Regeneron Pharmaceuticals developing advanced formulations and novel drug delivery systems for protein therapeutics and served in roles focused on technical development of pharmaceutical products and processes at Genentech and Seattle Genetic. She even has the Peace Corps in her background, when she volunteered to teach high school chemistry in Mozambique.


Let’s get our ‘anywhere’ together at the upcoming Oregon Bio Women CONNECT event on Thursday, July 25 at the Twist Bioscience campus in Wilsonville, Oregon. OBW CONNECT is the annual signature event of the Oregon Bio Women’s Committee.

Previous CONNECT events have featured keynote speakers like Emily Leproust, CEO & Cofounder, Twist, as well as seminars on negotiation and conflict resolution.


July 25, 2024 | 5 – 8 pm

Tickets will be available in early June.

Tickets – Oregon Bio Members*
* All employees of Oregon Bio Member companies are eligible
$35: Early bird online rate
$55: Standard online rate
$75: At the door – subject to availability

Tickets –  Non Members:
$75:  Standard online rate
$90: At the door – subject to availability

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