Jennifer Lee wins SCBIO Young Women in Life Sciences Scholarship
The life science sector has undergone a major evolutionary jump in the past decade with gene editing, stem cell research, data analytics, and more. However, one statistic still lags behind – the amount of women representation in the field. While this number is growing, there is still a lot that needs to be done; and South Carolina is leading the fight. The life science sector in South Carolina has an overwhelming influence of women leadership.
At SCBIO, women comprise 33% of the Board and 50% of the staff, in addition to the Board Chairman being the CEO of a woman-owned pharmaceutical company. The representation does not stop at the top, as the network of women leaders permeates through the industry. SCBIO will kick off this initiative to catalyze a year-round network of Women in South Carolina’s life science industry to celebrate, convene, and cultivate Women in STEM/Life Sciences.
At SCBIO we believe inspiring the next generation is the best way to ensure continued success and growth. SCBIO will host Jumpstart Her Life SCiences Career: Young Women Excelling in STEM.