Preliminary agenda subject to change

12:30 pm – 1:00 pm

 

Registration and Informal Networking

1:00 pm – 1:15 pm

 

Welcome and Opening Remarks

1:15 pm – 1:45 pm

Fireside Chat with Pinnacle Award Recipient

1:45 pm – 2:10 pm

Session 1: From Symbolic to Systemic Change

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 and intersectionally to meaningful shape cultural change.

  • John Sarrao, PhD, Deputy Laboratory Director for Science, Technology & Engineering, Los Alamos National Laboratory

2:10 pm – 2:35 pm

Session 2: Rethinking Our Approaches to Networking

One of the most common pieces of professional development advice women get is to get out and network. But what happens when key professional networks are exclusionary to women? The panelists will explore what leaders can do to develop effective networks, sharing critical ways we all can diversify our networks, build new connections, and serve as allies and sponsors for women in STEM.
  • Vanessa E. Wyche, Deputy Director, Johnson Space Center, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

2:35 pm – 3:00 pm

Coffee Break

3:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Fireside Chat with Leadership Award Recipient

3:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Session 3: Global Trends on Gender and Innovation

Too often conversations about inclusion issues in innovation focus solely on the United States. However, critical innovation occurs across geopolitical borders. This session will present findings from Elsevier’s newly released report, Gender in A Global Research Landscape, followed by a panel discussion with experts in transnational research on gender and innovation.

4:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Fireside Chat with Next Generation Award Recipient

  • Rachel Hutter, P.E., Senior Vice President for International Facilities Operations Services and Worldwide Safety, Health and Engineering, Disney Parks, Experiences and Products

4:30 pm – 4:55 pm

 

Session 4: Diversity as a Business Ethos

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

 

Fireside Chat with Game Changer Award Recipient

5:25 pm – 5:30 pm

 

Closing Remarks

5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

 

Networking Reception

6:30 pm – 6:35 pm

Welcome – Awards Dinner

6:35 pm – 7:25 pm

 

Dinner and Awards Presentation

7:25 pm – 7:30 pm

 

Awards Dinner Closing Remarks

7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

 

Dessert Reception

 

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