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2013 Biotech Boom a Bust for Women

While women earn more than half the bachelor degrees and PhDs in the biological sciences, they remain poorly represented in the leadership of start-ups. Based on analysis performed by AWIS, we find that while 2013 was a banner year for biotech initial public offerings (IPOs), it was a bust for women.
  • Only one company had a female CEO
  • Many companies had no women in the C suite or on their board of directors.











**Not all firms disclose lists of science/clinical advisory boards
**There are several women CEOs in biotech companies, but none of these companies are IPOs.
**Sources: (data accurate as of 3.27.14)
Forbes.com "A Quick Glance At The Biotech IPO Boom" by Matthew Herper, Forbes Staff. 8/13/13.
Nasdaq.com IPO Listing
Fierce Biotech.com IPO Frenzy

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