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File #: 2017-1935    Version: 1
Type: Proclamation Status: Adopted
File created: 9/26/2017 In control: City Council
On agenda: 9/26/2017 Final action: 9/26/2017
Enactment date: 9/26/2017 Enactment #: 561
Effective date: 9/26/2017    
Title: NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby recognize and honor Alethea Wieland for her contributions to the scientific community, as well as contributions to the scientific community, and of women in Pittsburgh; and BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby declare Tuesday, September 26th, 2017 to be "Women In Bio Day of P.O.W.E.R." in the City of Pittsburgh.
Sponsors: Darlene M. Harris, All Members
WHEREAS, Women In Bio (WIB) is an organization for professionals committed to promoting careers, leadership, and entrepreneurship for women in the life sciences. Members belong to biotech and pharma companies, universities and institutes, law and accounting firms, marketing and public relations firms, CRO's and CMO's; and,

WHEREAS, Women In Bio is led by more than 150 volunteers and has more than 2,000 members who attend yearly events and contribute to the organization's ideas, activities, and donations. Over the past 10 years WIB has expanded to 13 chapters nationwide and has become a community representing one of the fastest growing and most influential organizations for women in life sciences; and,

WHEREAS, in 2012, a local chapter of Women In Bio was launched by five Pittsburgh entrepreneurs and academics who realized that the life sciences sector, and the minority demographic of women who work in that sector, lacked an appropriate forum to nurture and encourage one another. WIB-Pittsburgh is committed to increasing the impact of local women on the growth of the region by supporting their careers and professional development; and,

WHEREAS, the Pittsburgh chapter of Women In Bio will hold their fourth annual P.O.W.E.R. (Pittsburgh's Outstanding Women Entrepreneurs Rally) event on September 26, 2017, which will showcase an emerging trend in healthcare - precision medicine. P.O.W.E.R. 4 Precision Medicine will highlight six successful Pittsburgh scientists and sector leaders will highlight the startling discoveries that fuel the engine of precision medicine, covering clinical perspectives as well as impact on patients, health care, and health insurance in Pittsburgh and across the globe; and,

WHEREAS, the Women In Bio-Pittsburgh P.O.W.E.R. Award recognizes life sciences women in transformative roles. Recipients of this honor have made significant contributions within the Pittsburgh region, achieved the highest level of professional excellence in lif...

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