Agenda subject to change
1:00 pm – 1:15 pm
- Susan Windham-Bannister, PhD, Managing Director, Biomedical Innovation Advisors, LLC and President and CEO, Biomedical Growth Strategies, LLC; National Governing Board President, Association for Women in Science
1:15 pm – 1:45 pm
Moderator: Susan Windham-Bannister, PhD, Managing Director, Biomedical Innovation Advisors, LLC and President and CEO, Biomedical Growth Strategies, LLC; National Governing Board President, AWIS
Awardee: Nisreen El-Hashemite, MD, PhD, CEO/Executive Director of the Royal Academy of Science International Trust (RASIT)
1:45 pm – 2:10 pm
It seems like more organizations are speaking publicly about diversity, equity, and inclusion. But, what does it look like to move from talk to action? In this session, organizational change leaders will share a behind-the-scenes view of what they are doing internally to shape meaningful cultural change.
- Moderator: Elizabeth Travis, PhD, FASTRO, Associate Vice President, Women Faculty Programs; Mattie Allen Fair Professor in Cancer Research; and Professor in the Department of Experimental Radiation Oncology, Division of Radiation Oncology, MD Anderson Cancer Center; Board Councilor, AWIS
- John Sarrao, PhD, Deputy Laboratory Director for Science, Technology & Engineering, Los Alamos National Laboratory
- Amy Myers Jaffe, Senior Fellow, Energy and the Environment, Council on Foreign Relations and Co-chair, Women in Energy Steering Committee, Center on Global Energy Policy, Columbia University
- Sara Kenkare-Mitra, PhD, Senior Vice President, Development Sciences, Genentech, Inc.
- Dilma Da Silva, PhD Department Head, Professor, and Holder of the Ford Motor Company Design Professorship II, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Texas A&M University
2:10 pm – 2:35 pm
- Vanessa E. Wyche, Deputy Director, Johnson Space Center, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
- Molly Kocialski, JD Director of the Rocky Mountain Regional United States Patent and Trademark Office, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
- Brenna Teigler, PhD, Chief Fellowship Officer, Activate
3:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Moderator: Pamela McCauley, PhD, CPE, Program Director, I-Corps Program, National Science Foundation; Professor, Department of Industrial Engineering and Management Systems, University of Central Florida. Councilor, AWIS National Governing Board
Awardee: Rachel Hutter, P.E., Senior Vice President for International Facilities Operations Services and Worldwide Safety, Health and Engineering, Disney Parks, Experiences and Products
3:30 pm – 4:00 pm
- Moderator: Heather Metcalf, PhD, Chief Research Officer, Association for Women in Science
- Holly Falk-Krzesinski, PhD, Vice President, Research Intelligence, Global Strategic Networks, Elsevier
- Jennifer Gerbi, PhD, Associate Director for Technology and Program Director, The Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy
4:00 pm – 4:30 pm
4:30 pm – 4:55 pm
The business case for diversity is about more than returns. In today’s economy, consumers and employees alike are making purchasing and career decisions driven by their values. Panelists discuss the role that diversity plays in a variety of business outcomes, including corporate social responsibility and meeting the needs of a global values-driven economy.
4:55 pm – 5:25 pm
Awardee: Lockheed Martin, a Fortune 500 company that ensures workplace equity, diversity and inclusion, and the advancement of women in leadership.
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