The Association for Women in Science (AWIS) is excited to present an innovative lineup of industry and academic leaders in STEM for our 2019 Innovation and Inclusion Summit and Awards Ceremony on April 24, 2019, at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium in Washington, DC. This event gathers over 250 of the most influential leaders in science and technology to further conversation, connect powerful ideas, recognize our awardees’ accomplishments, and celebrate women in STEM. Speakers from the 2018 Innovation and Inclusion Summit include Marc Tessier-Lavigne, MD, FRS FRSC FMedSci; Talmadge E. King, Jr., MD; Kimberly Clemenson, MS, MBA; and Holly J. Falk-Krzesinski, PhD.

Pinnacle Award

Honoring an individual’s lifetime of innovative achievements in STEM and commitment to workplace diversity.

Carol W. Greider, PhD, is the 2019 AWIS Pinnacle Award Winner. She is the Daniel Nathans Professor, and Director of Molecular Biology and Genetics and a Bloomberg Distinguished Professor at Johns Hopkins University. In 2009, Dr. Greider shared the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine for her discovery of telomerase, a key enzyme in age related disease and cancer. Dr. Greider continues to receive national recognition for her scientific work and is the recipient of many other awards and honors. Dr. Greider has been an AWIS member since 2003.

Next Generation Award

Highlighting an early career leader in STEM who is a visible and vocal advocate for diversity and inclusive scientific practices.

Mareena Robinson Snowden, PhD, is a Stanton Nuclear Security Fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Her research focuses on nuclear arms control verification sufficiency, nonproliferation and modernization. Dr. Robinson Snowden became the first African American woman to earn a PhD in nuclear engineering from MIT in 2017 and holds a BS in physics from Florida A&M University. Her story in STEM has been featured in MARVEL Comics, CNBC, BET and other national television, radio and print media.

2019 Advisory Committee Chairs

Susan Windham-Bannister, PhD

Susan Windham-Bannister, PhD

President, AWIS National Governing Board, Managing Director, Biomedical Innovation Advisors, LLC, President and CEO, Biomedical Growth Strategies, LLC

Bahija Jallal, PhD

Bahija Jallal, PhD

Immediate Past President of AWIS President, MedImmune and Executive Vice President of AstraZeneca

A full list of committee members can be viewed here.

2019 Moderators

Susan Windham-Bannister, PhD

Susan Windham-Bannister, PhD

President, AWIS National Governing Board, Managing Director, Biomedical Innovation Advisors, LLC, President and CEO, Biomedical Growth Strategies, LLC

Karene Richards

Karene Richards

Interim AWIS Executive Director and Finance Chair, AWIS National Governing Board

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Sponsorship Opportunities

Contact Lori Devine to learn about sponsorship options and opportunities to incorporate your brand at the AWIS Summit and Awards Dinner. See the 2018 Innovation and Inclusion Summit sponsors.

Lori Devine
(202) 588-8157 x209
devine@awis.org

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