WIB-San Francisco Bay Area: MAPS Panel Discussion–Do You Belong at a Startup or a Large Organization


This Mentorship, Advisors, Peers, and Sponsorship (MAPS) event will provide helpful advice to professionals in different stages of their career on things to consider before going to a startup or joining a medium-sized or large organization. While larger organizations offer best practices and strong teams, startups offer a broad scope of work and greater creativity. Topics will include culture fit, career advancement opportunities, and team dynamics in different sized biopharma organizations.

Join the panel discussion with five women leaders as they offer insights based on their experiences in startups versus larger organizations and the benefits and challenges of transitioning from one to the other.

The entire event will be interactive with an active chat box and you will be given an opportunity to talk directly to the panelists and have your questions answered during the breakout sessions. Please feel free to email us questions in advance at sanfranciscomaps@womeninbio.org that you would like answered by our panelists!

Disclaimer: This event may be recorded. If so, there is a possibility your image and or voice may be a part of that recording. If you do not wish for your image to be included please turn off your camera.

Speaker Bios

Dr. Erica Stone

VP, Oncology at GigaGen Inc


Diksha Gupta

Senior Product Manager at SCIEX


Ania Wronski, PhD

Business Development Executive for Drug Products at Thermo Fisher Scientific


Lori Lyons-Williams

Former Chief Commercial Officer, Dermira, Inc. and Independent Director at Pipeline Therapeutics and Five Prime Therapeutics


Dr. Julie Huang

Scientist II, Biomarkers at Alector



Pricing Information

  • Members: Free
  • Non-Members*: Free
  • Optional Donation: $10

*Click here to purchase a WIB membership. Please enter the code Becomeamemberandsave to save $10 off membership. This code is valid through July 31, 2021.

Note: A Zoom meeting link will be sent along with your confirmation email, after registration has been completed.

Special Pricing for Guests

Members can register guests at member pricing.

Maximum Capacity 300