Keynote speaker is Julia Brown, a member of the Tech Coast Angels organization that offers financial assistance to biotechnology entrepreneurs. She will discuss her experience in the healthcare and biotechnology industries. Among other workshops is "The Cures in Your Backyard," a seminar on recent drug discoveries in marine microorganisms led by William Fenical of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography. Meanwhile, Marie Betts-Johnson, founder and president of the International Protocol Institute of California, will offer advice on international business and job etiquette.
AWIS is a national nonprofit organization devoted to encouraging the equal treatment and participation of women in the fields of science, mathematics, technology and engineering. The AWIS-San Diego chapter is the largest chapter in the country, with more than 250 diverse members, ranging from professors to patent attorneys.
Registration for the event is $85 with discounts for AWIS members, students and the unemployed. To register by May 11, visit http://awis.npaci.edu/wib_2007/registration.htm. For more information about AWIS-San Diego, visit awissd.org.