The Biotechnology Institute is now accepting applications for “BioNOW” (Biotechnology Network of Women,) a leadership training program for women biotechnology professionals. The Biotechnology Institute is partnering with biopharmaceutical company Nektar Therapeutics for the program.

BioNOW, which will be held December 4-5 at Nektar’s headquarters in San Carlos, CA, will allow participants to develop skills that can lead to executive level industry positions as research scientists, business managers, HR officials, and other types of senior management roles.

“As more women aspire to leadership roles in the biotechnology industry, we want to provide opportunities for women to network and meet other women who are already leaders, and to develop their own plans for career development,” says Paul A. Hanle, president of the Biotechnology Institute.

Participants will undergo facilitated training in the areas of case study management, managing up, and networking skills. Over the course of each training activity, participants will have an opportunity to practice career-building skills and learn more techniques on how to meet critical decision-makers and attract and retain career mentors.

The program is available to any woman who is currently employed in a biotechnology or biopharmaceutical company and is interested in professional development training to pursue career pathways to executive management.

The application deadline is October 31, 2008.  Selected applicants will receive up to $400 dollars in reimbursement for travel costs.  See here for more information and an application.

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