Women in STEM Empowerment Summit
303 College Road East
Princeton, NJ 08540
Join Fox Rothschild and Princeton Innovation Center BioLabs for a day of inspiration, education and networking. Attendees will develop new connections and leave with valuable takeaways, including best practices, tools and strategies for career advancement.
There is no charge to attend this event. Agenda subject to change.
9:30 am Registration & Breakfast
10 am "Populating the Pipeline: Challenges & Solutions for Women in STEM"
11 am Break
11:15 am "At the Pinnacle of Success: Tales From STEM Innovators"
12:30 pm Lunch & Keynote Speaker
1:45 pm "Together We Rise: Achieving Collective Success"
3 pm Networking Reception
Keynote Speaker: Jennifer Howland, Executive, Pathways Program for Experienced, Diverse Technical Talent, IBM
Populating the Pipeline: Challenges & Solutions for Women in STEM
Explanations regarding female pipeline deficiencies assume that there are few obstacles preventing women from becoming scientists, engineers and entrepreneurs in STEM. In fact, the opposite is true. Our panelists will discuss the challenges facing girls and women seeking a career in STEM and explore innovative ways they are working to direct more women toward STEM industries.
Carol Fishman Cohen, Chair and Co-founder, iRelaunch
Tatiana Litvin-Vechnyak, Ph. D, Executive Director, Licensing & IP, Office of Research Commercialization, Rutgers University
Courtney Portlock, Head of Upper School and Director, National Center for Girls' Leadership, Stuart Country Day School of the Sacred Heart
Dr. Julie Yun, Associate Dean, Diversity and Inclusion, School of Engineering and Applied Science at Princeton University
At the Pinnacle of Success: Tales From STEM Innovators
Women who are truly blazing the trail as innovators in STEM will share how they worked their way up to become leaders in their field. In addition to discussing their own personal challenges and triumphs, our panelists will explore the workplace realities that women in STEM commonly encounter and share tips for successfully navigating them. They will also discuss how entrepreneur support organizations, such as technology accelerators, often engage in outreach and recruitment tactics that benefit men rather than women, and explore how women STEM entrepreneurs can successfully access funding.
Moderator: Elizabeth Litten, Partner and HIPAA Privacy & Security Officer, Fox Rothschild LLP
Nancy Halpern, Partner, Fox Rothschild LLP
Kate Sasser, Corporate Vice President, Head of Translational Research, Genmab
Kathleen Shelton, Chief Technology Officer Research and Development, FMC Corporation
Rosalind (Roz) Stengle, Founder and CEO, Badger Blockchain
Dana Wilson, Senior Vice President, Reliability Engineering Excellence, Comcast
Together We Rise: Achieving Collective Success
When women engage in ways of thinking that promote not only themselves, but also their fellow women, all can thrive, collectively. In order to stay ahead of the competition and achieve equity in pay and leadership opportunities, the next generation of women STEM leaders must be creative and innovative. These panelists will outline methods for helping women craft a strong vision for collective success, enabling them to grow in their careers while paving the way for all women in STEM.
Moderator: Elizabeth Hampton, Partner, Fox Rothschild LLP
Anne Marie Bencivengo, Comparator Strategy Leader, Bristol Myers Squibb
Dunni Odumosu, Director, Global Regulatory Affairs, Amicus Therapeutic
Andrea Small, Esq., Founder, Essential Ally, LLC
Marilou Watson, Partner, Fox Rothschild LLP