Mentorships, Internships, and Apprenticeships

Providing local and national resources to internal and external users to increase diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) within biotech.

Why do mentors matter?

Mentors often focus on supporting a mentee’s professional developmental activities;. They also offer guidance, counseling, instruction, and motivation while modeling effective leadership behaviors. The intended result of a mentoring program within a company is to help individuals improve their career outcomes and positively impact employee engagement and retention.

-The Idealist

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Mentorships

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Women in Bio 

The WIB Entrepreneur Center is dedicated to supporting female founders from early start-up to later project stages of their life science companies through peer-to-peer interactions, educational programs, and resources, as well as fundraising support.

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National Organization of Gay and Lesbian Scientists and Technical Professionals (NOGLSTP)

NOGLSTP and MentorNet®, the E-Mentoring Network for Diversity in Engineering and Science, provides online mentoring opportunities for its lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer students in the sciences, technology, engineering, and mathematics. 

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Scientists Mentoring and Diversity Program (SMDP)

The one-year career mentoring program pairs ethnically diverse students (Baccalaureate, Master or Ph.D.) and early career researchers with industry mentors who work at companies in the medical technology, biotechnology, and consumer

healthcare industries.

How do internships make an impact?

Internship programs allow employers to promote innovative and diverse perspectives in the workplace, assess interns as prospective employees, encourage leadership growth of existing staff, reap other business advantages, and help develop young adult interns in the early stages of their careers.

- Youth.gov

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Internships

How can apprenticeships improve diversity?

An apprenticeship is a powerful tool for training workers and meeting the skill needs of industries. With a focus on equity, apprenticeship becomes a powerful tool for building a more just society.

- Equity in Apprenticeship

Apprenticeships 

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