About WIB Circles

As part of Women in Biohealth’s initiative to build community and support women in biohealth, we are launching our first series of circles! WIB circles will allow you to connect with fellow women in the community and provides the platform to discuss topics, learn from each other, and answer questions on your career.

A WIB circle will consist of fellow WIB women and will meet once a month for 1-2 hours, depending on what circle moderators decide.  Each circle will consist of 8-12 members including 1-2 moderators who will bring topics to the monthly WIB circle meetings. The format for these circles is structured around Lean In Circles applying what has worked well for other professional women.

Today there are more than 33,000 Circles in over 150 countries. Circles meet everywhere from living rooms to company cafeterias—and they are spreading from city to city and country to country by word of mouth. The best part is, they work: 85 percent of members attribute a positive change in their lives to their Circle. Women are asking for more, stepping outside their comfort zones, and leaning in.

Info Session on August 8th!

We will have an informational session and our first set of circles meet for the first time at one location to kick off the initiative and give members the chance to meet their fellow circle members!

Join a Circle

Thank you for your interest in joining a WIB circle! We can’t wait to connect and share ideas with you. 

We will have three circles launch in August and three will launch in September. If you would like to join any of the below circles, please sign up via the below link at signup genius to join the respective circle! Please see below for circle sign-ups for our August launch! Each circle can accept 10-12 members and will be on a first come, first serve basis. 

If you have issues or questions, please reach out to us at womeninbiohealth@gmail.com.

Sign Up For a Circle - First Meetings in August 2018

Stay Tuned for the Second Set of Circles Launching in September!

Women of Positive Energy Circle Sign-up

Moderated by Lisa Johnson

Welcome  to Women of Positive Energy Circle. We are excited to be a circle under the Women in Biohealth organization. If you join this circle, expect to be free to: laugh, share stories, and express  frustrations and fears. No judgments and there are no stupid questions or topics. This circle is to  support one another in a positive way and to help one another cope with all that is going on in our lives. To help us gain confidence and accept who we are as individuals.

This circle will meet once a month after work at various locations. Circle members will determine date/time/location. First meeting August 29th at 5:00.

Skill Set Savants Circle Sign-Up

Moderated by Cathy Rasmussen

One of the key areas we as professional women find challenging is owning our own value. I would like this circle to be a group that, among other things, encourages us to recognize, acknowledge, and utilize the skills, abilities, and experience we’ve gained in both our personal and professional lives.

This circle will plan to meet on the third Monday of every month beginning in August. Location may vary, but we will always try to plan a central location until we find a place that works best for those in the circle.

Wonder-ful Women Circle Sign-up

Moderated by Christina Thomas-Virnig

In this circle we will recognize the talented and powerful superhero in all of us.  Discussion will revolve around our expertise, professional expectations, and the challenges we have experienced. Through these reflections hopefully you will identify your short term and long term stretch goals.  At each session we will determine topics of discussion for the next circle meeting.

Meetings will occur on Thursday evenings once a month at 5:30 for approximately an hour.  Location University Research Park.  Room TBD.  The exact August kick-off date will be set upon discussion with those joining the circle.

Start a Circle

Thank you for your interest in moderating a WIB circle! Without women leaders like you, this initiative wouldn’t be possible.

If you are interested in co-moderating a WIB circle, please email womeninbiohealth@gmail.com and we will pair you with a co-moderator and instructions on starting a circle! 


We’d love to hear from you! Please reach to out to Kate Rodgers at krodgers@bioforward.org for specific questions or troubleshooting questions related to the lean-in circle site.  For general questions and requests, you may send an email to womeninbiohealth@gmail.com.
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