Who We Are

Founded by women in Madison’s biohealth industry, WIB is an organization developed to support and create a network for professional women in biohealth in the Madison, Wisconsin area. Biohealth ranges from digital health, biotech, biopharma, medical device, health research, and much more. WIB provides a platform to empower and connect Madison’s professional women.

Our Mission

  • Provide a safe space for women in biohealth to connect and uplift each other
  • Deliver opportunities for professional and leadership development
  • Facilitate cross-company and industry career mentoring

Get Involved

To learn more about WIB, feel free to contact a member of our team or join our Women in Biohealth group on Linkedin. WIB will be hosted their kick-off networking event in fall 2017 and is continuing their programming into 2018. As a network, WIB will provide mentoring, volunteering, professional development, and an environment for women in biohealth to connect. No membership required – just enjoy and relax as you meet with other Women in Biohealth from the Madison area!

Meet Our Planning Committee

April Hughes

HR/Office Manager


Carolyn Pettersson

Associate Director-Manufacturing Operations


Grace Maass

Executive Administrative Assistant

University Research Park

Cathy Rasmussen

Assistant Director

Forward BIO Institute

Christina Thomas-Virnig

Translational Research Facilitator

UW-Madison, Department of Ophthalmology

Lisa Johnson



Have an idea for our planning committee?

We’d love to hear from you! Please reach to out to one of our committee members for suggestions, ideas, and more information on WIB!
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