FEB 2017
Boardroom bound: Efforts to bring more women into biomed industry’s top ranks
[NATURE MEDICINE] – A year ago, an investor-relations consultancy firm created controversy when it chose to hire female models to mingle at a party, which was hosted contemporaneously with the 2016 J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference in San Francisco…
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FEB 7, 2017
How A Gaffe With Scantily Clad Models Catalyzed Change At LifeSci
[FAIRYGODBOSS] – LifeSci Advisors, which provides consulting services to companies in the life sciences field, hosted a party last year that exposed a major flaw in the way women are portrayed and represented…
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JAN 24, 2017
Study: Women hold just 1/10 biotech board seats
[MedCity News] – A new study of 177 publicly-listed biotechs found just 10.9 percent of board seats are occupied by women. Perhaps more shocking, 98 percent of the companies had a male chairman of the board of directors, not a chairwoman…
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JAN 24, 2017
Women are gaining more board seats in biotech, but real change is happening at a snail’s pace
[ENDPOINTS NEWS] – The number of women occupying board seats at 177 biotech companies that went public between 2012 and 2015 ticked up last year. But just barely, with one in 10 board seats occupied by a woman…
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JAN 12, 2017
Why that infamous LifeSci party might soon get women on boards
[MedCity News] – It’s 7:15 a.m on the final day of the J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference and Mike Rice, a founding partner of LifeSci Advisors, is exceedingly energetic…
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JAN 11, 2017
Biopharma Leaders Call for Gender Diversity Amid J.P. Morgan Conference
[Xconomy] – A group of more than 100 prominent life sciences executives, investors, and business leaders have signed an open letter calling on the industry to step up efforts to increase gender diversity…
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JAN 10, 2017
There’s something missing from one of the largest healthcare investor meetings of the year
[Business Insider] – “Woo, another woman!” a woman holding an information sign shouted at me at a hotel in San Francisco…
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JAN 9, 2017
JPM17: One Year after ‘The Party,’ Michael Rice, LifeSci Advisors Spearhead Gender Diversity in Life Sciences
[BioSpace] – For Michael Rice, a founding partner of LifeSci Advisors, 2016 was a year of tremendous personal growth—growth brought on in part by public outcry…
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JAN 9, 2017
Has biotech learned its gender diversity lesson?
[BioFlash Podcast] – Lynn Seely oversaw development of a blockbuster prostate cancer drug as chief medical officer at Medivation, but when she left the biotech company and job offers started flowing in, not a single one was for a CEO job…


JAN 9, 2017
Has biotech learned its gender diversity lesson?
[San Francisco Business Times] – Michael Rice is a new man when it comes to the issue of gender diversity in the corner office and the board room of biotech companies…
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JAN 4, 2017
LifeSci updates gender diversity initiatives
[BioCentury] – In an epistle to industry on Wednesday, LifeSci Advisors Co-Founder Michael Rice and SV Life Sciences Managing Partner Kate Bingham called on biotech’s leaders to take further steps to increase gender diversity in the life sciences business…
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NOV 18, 2016
Bringing Women into Biotech Boardrooms
[The Bio Report] – A number of studies have recently called attention to the lack of gender diversity in leadership positions in the life sciences industry. Women in BIO and LifeSci Advisors have taken steps to increase the presence of women in the boardroom of biotech companies through a new training program…


FALL 2016
Girls Perform Hands-on Lab Activities and Meet with the 1st and Only Female Chair of an Academic Orthopaedic Department in the Country
[Savoy] – LifeSci Advisors, a New York-based investor relations consultancy, sponsored a field trip for 20 middle and high school-aged girls to the Department of Orthopaedics at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai to perform hands-on laboratory activities and experiments and meet with leading medical researchers and doctors…
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NOV 1, 2016
Women In Bio: Looking Through The Glass Ceiling
[Life Science Leader Magazine] – Back in 2010, Life Science Leader published “Women In Biopharma: Analyzing The Glass Ceiling,” which looked at the experiences of women in biopharma. It’s time to see whether things have changed…
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SEP 3, 2016
Girls Inc. STEM Program Shows the Way to a Bright Future
[Black Enterprise] – It’s back to school time, but some lucky girls in New York City will be hitting the books with a greater knowledge of the sciences and the opportunities for women in STEM careers…
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Aug 24, 2016
Months After Infamous ‘Sexist’ Biotech Party, 20 Women Join New Exec Training
[BioSpace] – The new Women in Bio Boardroom Ready program has tapped 20 women for its inaugural class. The program is an intense five-day project to prepare more women to join corporate…
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Aug 13, 2016
Science and tech have a gender problem – these programs want to change that
[theguardian] – It’s mid-summer but instead of running around outside catching Pokémon or enjoying the sunshine, 20 teenage girls are sitting around a table at Mount Sinai Hospital…
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Jul 18, 2016
Are Women Execs Ready to Break Through the Drug Industry’s “Glass Ceiling”?
[Pharma Marketing Blog] – These are historic days for women. For the first time ever, a woman (Hillary Clinton) will be a major political party’s nominee for president of the United States…
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Jun 9, 2016
Interview – LifeSci models its new behavior
[EP Vantage] – As Asco and BIO, two of the industry’s biggest events, draw to a close, a few people might be conscious of the relative absence of a once-vital ingredient in the usual round of evening socials: models…
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Jun 8, 2016
BIO2016: Months After Infamous “Sexist” Biotech Party, LifeSci Advisors Finds New Ways to Showcase Women
[BioSpace] – Five months after being scorned for hiring models in tight dresses for an industry party at the J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference, the leaders of LifeSci Advisors…
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Jun 7, 2016
After infamous party, biotech firm finds new ways to showcase women
[San Franciso Business Times] – Leggy female models in tight, black dresses — hired to attract male investors to a January biotech party — came to symbolize biotech’s gender divide…
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May 9, 2016
Biotech boardrooms: the benefits of gender diversity
[thepharmaletter] – The top jobs in biopharma are overwhelmingly held by men, but despite biotech’s lack of women in leadership…
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Apr 15, 2016
After Gaffe, Biotech Firm Emphasizes Women (Not Just at Parties)
[Bloomberg Technology] – Embarrassed after hiring female models to balance the crowd of men at an industry party in San Francisco, biotech investor relations firm LifeSci Advisors LLC is adding women to its staff and pledging to help clients increase gender diversity on their boards…
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Apr 15, 2016
LifeSci Advisors launches gender diversity initiative
[BioCentury]
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JAN 27, 2017
Women In Bio Now Accepting Applications for the 2017 Boardroom Ready Program
[Nasdaq] – Women In Bio (WIB), an organization of professionals committed to promoting careers, leadership, and entrepreneurship of women in the life sciences, today announced that it is accepting applications for its 2017 Boardroom Ready Program to WIB members…
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NOV 4, 2016
LifeSci Advisors’ Board Placement Initiative Announces Fifth Board Placement
[Nasdaq] – LifeSci Advisors, a leading life sciences-focused investor relations consultancy, announced today the fifth placement of a female executive to a life science company board, as part of their Board Placement Initiative (BPI), launched this year to match qualified female candidates with open seats on corporate boards of life sciences companies…
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NOV 3, 2016
Nivalis Therapeutics Announces Appointment of Cynthia Smith to Board of Directors
[Nasdaq] – Nivalis Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:NVLS), a clinical stage pharmaceutical company focused on developing innovative solutions for people with cystic fibrosis (CF), today announced that Cynthia Smith, chief commercial officer of ZS Pharma, Inc., a subsidiary of AstraZeneca, has been appointed to the Company’s Board of Directors…
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Oct 31, 2016
Women In Bio Announces First Boardroom Ready Program Graduates
[Nasdaq] – Women In Bio (WIB), an organization of professionals committed to promoting careers, leadership, and entrepreneurship of women in the Life Sciences, today announced the successful completion of their board certification course by the first class of 20 women executives participating in its Boardroom Ready program…
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Oct 12, 2016
Inspyr Therapeutics Appoints Claire Thom, Pharm.D. to Board of Directors
[Nasdaq] – Inspyr Therapeutics, Inc. (OTCQB:NSPX), a biotech company developing a novel prodrug therapeutic for the treatment of cancer, announced today the appointment of Claire Thom, Pharm.D. to its Board of Directors…
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Sep 22, 2016
TiGenix Appoints Dr. June Almenoff to its Board of Directors
[TiGenix] – TiGenix NV (Euronext Brussels: TIG), an advanced biopharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing novel therapeutics from its proprietary platforms of allogeneic expanded stem cells…
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Sep 14, 2016
Faith Charles Joins Agilvax’s Board of Directors
[Agilvax] – Agilvax, Inc. today announced that Faith L. Charles, partner in Thompson Hine‘s Corporate Transactions & Securities practice group and chair of the firm’s Life Sciences group…
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Aug 23, 2016
20 Executives Selected for Women in Bio’s First Boardroom Ready Class
[Nasdaq] – Twenty accomplished female life sciences executives will comprise the first ever cohort of Women In Bio’s Boardroom Ready program, the organization announced today…
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Aug 3, 2016
LifeSci Advisors, Girls Inc. of NYC Host Inspiring Field Trip for Low-Income Middle & High School Girls to Mount Sinai
[Nasdaq] – On Tuesday, August 2, LifeSci Advisors, a New York-based investor relations consultancy, sponsored a field trip for 20 middle and high school-aged girls to Department of Orthopaedics…
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Jun 23, 2016
Rockwell Medical Announces Appointment of Dr. Robin Smith to Board of Directors
[Nasdaq] – Rockwell Medical, Inc. (NASDAQ:RMTI), a fully-integrated biopharmaceutical company targeting end-stage renal disease (ESRD) and chronic kidney disease (CKD) with innovative products…
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Jun 2, 2016
Women in Bio to Host Series of Events for Women Executives in Life Sciences at the BIO International Convention
[Nasdaq] – Women In Bio (WIB), an organization of professionals committed to promoting careers, leadership, and entrepreneurship of women in the life sciences, today announced plans to feature its newly launched Boardroom Ready program for women executives in the Life Sciences at the BIO International Convention…
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May 19, 2016
Women in Bio Launches Executive-Level Certification Program to Prepare Women in Life Sciences for Board of Directors Role
[Nasdaq] – Women In Bio (WIB), an organization of professionals committed to promoting careers, leadership, and entrepreneurship of women in the life sciences, today announced the launch of a new executive-level board certification training program that will prepare women in the Life Sciences to become members of Boards of Directors…
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Apr 15, 2016
LifeSci Advisors Announces Comprehensive Action Plan to Advance Gender Diversity in the Life Sciences Industry
[Nasdaq] – LifeSci Advisors, a leading life sciences-focused investor relations consultancy, announced today a comprehensive plan to address the lack of gender diversity in the life sciences industry…
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Aug 17, 2016
Diversity Summer Update from LifeSci Advisors
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