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CLSI Launches New Women’s Leading Life Sciences Initiative
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The California Life Sciences Institute (CLSI) has launched a new initiative – Women Leading Life Sciences – to provide females at all levels with tools and opportunities to advance their life science careers. Complementing its Women Life Science Executives Dinners – 20-person, sponsor-invitation-only dinners offering high-caliber, peer-to-peer exchanges on industry issues – the Institute will host a panel and networking reception with C-Sweetener on Advance Your Career Through Mentorship on October 10. C-Sweetener connects female leaders on the path to – and already in – the healthcare C-Suite with male and female industry leaders and innovators who have the knowledge and experience to propel them forward. The panel will feature both women executives and mentors who have experienced valuable connections through the C-Sweetener portal.  We encourage interested females and males to take part in this insightful discussion and opportunity to make meaningful connections. Learn more / register here.

On September 10, CLSI is launching the first in a series of professional development workshops on Leadership Edge for Women, a six-part seminar that can be taken as one or multiple dates, aimed at helping women excel in their careers.  Topics include: developing your authentic leadership style, finding your niche for career success, networking for success, vision as a leadership tool, executive presence, and communication and influence for impact.  Facilitated by Leadership Edge President Gaylene Xanthopoulos, the workshops will also feature guest speakers and, later in the series, a networking reception. Click here for more information and here to register for one or multiple dates in the series.

CLSI is also involved in several initiatives aimed at getting more young females into STEM careers.  Through the California Career Pathways Trust program, CLSI has partnered with Young Women in Bio to create speed networking workshops for female high-school and community college students in San Francisco with life science women professionals.  CLSI also partners with NexGeneGirls to provide rigorous hand-on scientific training and internships to young females of color.

The Women Leading Life Sciences Initiative is an integral part of CLSI’s commitment to advance diversity, collaboration and innovation. Stay tuned for additional offerings in the months ahead.  For more information, or sponsorship interest, please contact Lori Lindburg.