Just the One, Really

Women only make up a small percentage of executives at San Diego-based biotechs, Stat News reports.

A new report from the UK-based recruitment firm Liftstream has found that only 2 percent of biotech companies in San Diego have a female CEO, as compared the US average of 7 percent to 9 percent. Indeed, Stat News notes that that boils down to one female CEO in San Diego: Helen Torley of Halozyme.

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