About The Summit

The Association for Women in Science (AWIS), in partnership with the University of California and the California Life Sciences Association, is pleased to host a national dialogue on gender at the nexus of innovation and entrepreneurship with experts from industry, academia, and government. Building upon our inaugural Summit which was held in partnership with The Ohio State University, this meeting will focus

on how we, as a society, can develop inclusive, fiscally-responsive systems to drive research excellence, feed long-term economic growth, and fuel innovative solutions to global challenges facing all our citizens. Janet Napolitano, President of the University of California, will serve as the keynote speaker.

Audience

The National Summit is a great opportunity to connect with experienced innovation professionals who represent the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) community from corporate, academic, and government agencies. It provides a forum for the exchange of advanced knowledge on gender at the nexus of innovation and entrepreneurship while engaging panelists and participants in evidence-based and thought-provoking discussions. The National Summit is geared toward practicing senior-level innovation professionals and entrepreneurs in STEM who are responsible for:

  • Innovation
  • Technology
  • Strategy
  • Workforce development
  • Research

Research

AWIS focuses on increasing the representation, advancement, and impact of women in STEM through evidence-based research, strategies, policies, and solutions that eliminate barriers and bias from the workplace. By understanding and embracing an expanded model of entrepreneurship that takes into account the experiences, motivations, and developmental needs of both genders, we enhance innovation across multiple work platforms. Program content is focused on how we, as a society, can develop inclusive, fiscally-responsive systems to drive research excellence, feed long-term economic growth, and fuel innovative solutions to global challenges facing all our citizens.

Speakers

Experts in workforce development, companies that have successfully engaged STEM women in entrepreneurship, and women innovators themselves will contribute their viewpoints. Together, all parties are crucial if we are to identify multiple strategies to engage women STEM professionals in the innovation agenda.

Janet Napolitano

Janet Napolitano

President, University of California

Keynote Speaker

Keynote Speaker

Janet Napolitano, President, University of California

Janet Napolitano was named the 20th president of the University of California on July 18, 2013, and took office on Sept. 30, 2013. She has launched initiatives to enhance community college transfers; achieve carbon neutrality across the UC system by 2025; speed translation of UC research into products and services; focus UC resources on local and global food issues; improve services for student veterans; strengthen engagement with Mexico and provide financial support for undocumented students to put them on equal financial-aid footing with other students.

She leads a university system with 10 campuses, five medical centers, three affiliated national laboratories, and a statewide agriculture and natural resources program. The UC system has more than 234,000 students, about 208,000 faculty and staff, more than 1.6 million living alumni and an annual operating budget of more than $25 billion.

President Napolitano served as Secretary of Homeland Security from 2009-13, as Governor of Arizona from 2003-09, as Attorney General of Arizona from 1998-2003, and as U.S. Attorney for the District of Arizona from 1993-97.

Janet Bandows Koster, MBA

Janet Bandows Koster, MBA

Executive Director and CEO
Association for Women in Science

Closing Remarks

Vasudev Bailey, PhD

Vasudev Bailey, PhD

Principal
Quid

Moderator

Mary Croughan, PhD

Mary Croughan, PhD

Executive Director
Research Grants Program Office
Office of Research and Graduate Studies
Office of the President, University of California

Moderator

Brian Frank, JD

Brian Frank, JD

Vice President
Global Sales Operations
LinkedIn

Speaker

Laura Furstenthal, PhD

Laura Furstenthal, PhD

Partner
McKinsey & Company

Speaker

Nat Goldhaber, PhD

Nat Goldhaber, PhD

Managing Director and Co-Founder
Claremont Creek Ventures

Speaker

Christopher Haskell, PhD

Christopher Haskell, PhD

Head, US Science Hub
Bayer HealthCare

Speaker

Regis Kelly, PhD

Regis Kelly, PhD

Director
QB3

Speaker

Amanda Kimball

Amanda Kimball

Research Specialist
University of California, Davis

Speaker

Ann Lee-Karlon, PhD

Ann Lee-Karlon, PhD

President, Association for Women in Science
Senior Vice President, Genentech

Speaker

Pamela Marrone, PhD

Pamela Marrone, PhD

CEO and Founder
Marrone Bio Innovations, Inc.

Speaker

Sara Radcliffe, MA, MPH

Sara Radcliffe, MA, MPH

President and CEO
California Life Sciences Association

Moderator

Mary Rozenman, PhD

Mary Rozenman, PhD

Senior Vice PresidentCorporate and Commercial DevelopmentAimmune Therapeutics

Moderator

The Honorable<br />
Libby Schaaf

The Honorable
Libby Schaaf

Mayor of the City of Oakland

Opening Remarks

Justin Siegel, PhD

Justin Siegel, PhD

Interim Faculty Director
Innovation Institute for Food and Health

Speaker

Kevin Sin

Kevin Sin

Vice President, Oncology
Genentech Partnering

Speaker

Christie Smith, PhD

Christie Smith, PhD

Managing Principal
Deloitte, LLP

Speaker

Adriana Tajonar, PhD

Adriana Tajonar, PhD

Associate
The Column Group

Speaker


10:00 am – 10:30 am

Registration and Networking


10:30 am – 10:40 am

Welcome and Opening Remarks

Speaker:

Ann Lee-Karlon, PhD
President, Association for Women in Science
Senior Vice President, Genentech

Speaker:

The Honorable Libby Schaaf
Mayor of the City of Oakland


10:40 am – 11:00 am

Dialogue and Discussion: The Ideal Ecosystem – Where Does Innovation Happen and How Does it Spread?

Innovation can happen anywhere, but the locus remains at universities and in industry. We examine how ideas spread across sectors, and how men and women contribute to the innovation agenda in STEM.

Speaker:

Laura Furstenthal, PhD
Partner
McKinsey & Company

Speaker:

Brian Frank, JD
Vice President, Global Sales Operations
LinkedIn


11:00 am – 11:15 am

Remarks: UC Davis Study of California Women Business Leaders

Speaker:

Amanda Kimball
Research Specialist
University of California, Davis


11:15 am – 11:40 am

2:1 Interview: Creating Environments that Foster Innovation: A Roadmap for Inclusion

Inclusion is critical for future innovation. We explore how companies can create STEM environments that allow everyone’s innovative ideas to flourish.

Moderator:

Vasudev Bailey, PhD
Principal
Quid

Speaker:

Christie Smith, PhD
Managing Principal
Deloitte, LLP

Speaker:

Justin Siegel, PhD
Interim Faculty Director
Innovation Institute for Food and Health


11:40 am – 12:00 pm

Break


12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Lunch with Keynote Address

Moderator:
Sara Radcliffe, MA, MPH
President and CEO
California Life Sciences Association

Keynote Speaker:
Janet Napolitano
President, University of California


1:00 pm – 1:20 pm

2:1 Interview: Stimulating Creative Partnerships to Support Entrepreneurial Scientists

Fostering innovation must start early on; university-industrial partnerships are crucial to the process. We will discuss best practices that are in existence to support entrepreneurial scientists.

Moderator:

Mary Croughan, PhD
Executive Director
Research Grants Program Office
Office of Research and Graduate Studies
Office of the President, University of California

Speaker:

Regis Kelly, PhD
Director, QB3

Speaker:

Kevin Sin
Vice President, Oncology
Genentech Partnering


1:20 pm – 1:50 pm

Panel: Show Me the Money: Funding Future Innovators

Taking an idea from the bench to the marketplace is a long and expensive process, which often overwhelms early-stage inventors. Finding new ways to finance the entire arc of innovation is important for inclusivity, and we highlight innovative funding models.

Moderator:

Mary Rozenman, PhD
Senior Vice President
Corporate and Commercial Development
Aimmune Therapeutics

Speaker:

Nat Goldhaber, PhD
Managing Director and Co-Founder
Claremont Creek Ventures

Speaker:

Christopher Haskell, PhD
Head, US Science Hub
Bayer HealthCare

Speaker:

Pamela Marrone, PhD
CEO and Founder

Marrone Bio Innovations, Inc.

Speaker:

Adriana Tajonar, PhD
Associate
The Column Group


1:50 pm – 2:00 pm

Closing Remarks

Speaker:

Janet Bandows Koster, MBA
Executive Director and CEO
Association for Women in Science


2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Informal Networking Reception

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Location

Oakland Marriott City Center
1001 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94607
(510) 451-4000

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