Mentorships & Internships
Providing local and national resources to the biotech community to increase diversity, equity, and inclusion

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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.

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National Resources

A list of USA-based organizations, events, funding, training and more

Minority-owned life science companies

National mentorship and internship opportunities and programs specific to biotech

Trainings and courses offered to become educated and certified on DEI topics 

Hiring boards and organizations that specialize in increasing diversity

Funding opportunities for implementing DEI efforts and for minority-owned businesses