Women in Technology & Science

The BioHive Women in Technology and Science Mission

The BioHive Women in Technology and Science chapter strives to promote and support the participation, retention and advancement of women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields in Utah.

Diversity and inclusion are essential to the success and innovation of the industry. This group is committed to creating a welcoming and supportive environment for all women in STEM.


  • Partnerships with industry, community groups, and public organizations to create “returnship” opportunities in STEM companies for women. 
  • Resources, mentorship, and networking opportunities for women in STEM fields.
  • Promote awareness of the contributions and achievements of women in Utah working in STEM.

Join the Community

WITS is open and free to ALL women and their colleagues. Sign up today to receive information about WITS events, educational opportunities, and more.

BioHive Returnship Initiative

BioHive Utah is pleased to announce that we are opening a returnship position to start early this fall as part of our WITS initiatives toward workforce development. 

A returner is an individual who has elected to take a career break for any of the following reasons: illness, parental leave, caregiving to family members, military service, or unretirement.

Does this sound like you? 

WITS Leadership

Meet the

Faith Chamas

Program Manager, R&D // Stryker
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Cindy Dunkle

Board Vice Chair // Chief People Office, Denali Therapeutics

Leah Frautschy

VP, Clinical Manufacturing // Denali Therapeutics

Tracy I. George, MD

ARUP Labs // Chief Scientific Officer

Michaela Hatch

Senior Scientist // Recursion

Yuan Ji, PhD

ARUP Labs // Section Chief, Molecular Genetics

Nina De Lacy, MD, MBA

University of Utah // Assistant Professor

Alison O’Mahony

VP, Pharmaceutical Research // Seek Labs

Marissa Saunders

Senior Scientist, Data Science // Recursion

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