It’s International Women’s Day! Today we honor the achievements of amazing women around the world and champion equal rights for all regardless of gender or gender identity. Despite the obstacles women often face, so many maintain their resilience, drive, and passion for excellence.
Here at Mission Bio, we celebrate all our female colleagues and acknowledge their contributions to advancing science. Women across all departments — from R&D to the commercial team— are a key reason why the company is rapidly developing single-cell solutions for cutting-edge cancer research. We continue to be inspired by the women we work with every day.
To support our female peers, we have created the Women of Mission Bio or “WOMO” group. In our monthly meetings, we provide general camaraderie, support, guidance for career development, and a safe space to talk about our challenges and perspectives. Through active discussion, open communication, and friendship, we inspire and motivate each other as we grow and thrive.
To commemorate #IWD2021, we highlight five members of WOMO below. We take pride in the diversity of our teams and aim to continue to grow and cultivate our female teammates in the years to come.
Christine Scherp, MD
Associate Director of Manufacturing
“What I like most about my job is that I’m part of a company that enables researchers to eradicate cancer and improve the quality of human life and I can actively work on each of our products and hear customer feedback. My advice for young female scientists is to follow your heart and don’t let anyone discourage you from your goals. Collaborate and share with everyone who supports you along the way.”
“What I like most about my job is creating systems that help advance many more research projects than I could ever directly touch. My advice for young female scientists is: ‘You belong. Don’t be afraid. Be focused, be determined, be hopeful, be empowered. – Michelle Obama'”
Dalia Dhingra, PhD
“What I like most about my job is solving problems and that I have the opportunity to continually learn along the way. My advice for young female scientists is that your insights are valuable. Share them, then amplify the voices of other women in science.”
Informatics Product Owner
“What I like most about my job is that I get to help eradicate cancer using our software that’s easy to use to gain meaningful insights into tumor architecture. My advice for young female scientists is that advances in STEM research have opened up new areas that need a fresh perspective, so find the one you like and go for it!”
Shu Wang, PhD
“What do I like most about my job is that I get to work on cutting-edge technology with lots of challenges and in a collaborative and inspiring working environment. In pursuing a career in STEM, I learned that perseverance and constant learning are important. Be open-minded. Explore your career options.”