Join us as accomplished women in the fields of science, technology and business share their experiences and challenges in a lively and inspired conversation. 

 

Date:                       Friday, September 8th, 2017

 

Time:                       1:30 – 4:30 p.m.                 Program

                                    4:30 – 5:30 p.m.                 Cocktail Networking Reception

 

Location:              Union Station

 

Cost:                        $25 per person; $15 for students

 

Panel I

                 

                                    Building a National Company; The Challenges & Rewards

                                    Meet two of the most successful female entrepreneurs from St.                

Louis.  Hear how they took their idea and built international companies.  Also hear how they pay it forward in the community.

                                                     

                                    Moderator:  Dena Ladd, Executive Director, Missouri Cures Education Foundation                 

                                    Panel: Women in Business

                                    Maxine Clark, Founder, Build a Bear

                                    Kim Olson, Founder, Sunglass Hut

 

Panel II

 

                                    Opportunities for Women in STEM; Leadership & Mentorship

Men still hold most management roles in the STEM field.  These women have defied the odds and hold leadership roles in their respective fields.  Hear how they did it. 

 

Moderator:  Toni Kutchan, V.P. of Research, Donald Danforth Plant Science Center

                 

 

 

Panel:

Elizabeth Loboa, Dean, School of Engineering, University of Missouri

Jennifer Lodge, Vice Chancellor of Research, Washington University School of Medicine

 Michelle Sabick, Dean, College of Engineering, Aviation & Technology, Parks College

 Supriya Shivakumar, Head of Strategy and Portfolio Development, MilliporeSigma

 

Panel III

                                                                                         

                                    Entrepreneurship; Practical Insights 

What does it take to start a successful company?  Find out from these women the challenges and rewards of starting a business.

                                                                                         

Moderator: Cheryl Watkins Moore, Director, Bioscience & Entrepreneurial Inclusion, BioSTL

 

Panel:

Geetha Rao Sant, Director, Entrepreneurship & Intellectual Property Clinic, Washington University School of Law

Jennifer Silva, Co-Founder, Medical Holography Solutions

Keela Davis, Executive Director, Innovation & Product Development, Mercy

Nicole Adewale, Principal & President, ABNA Engineering

                                                                                         

 

                                   

 

 

Schedules

  • Occurred Friday, September 8th, 2017 @ 1:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Venue

The Union Station

1820 Market Street
St. Louis, MO 63101

Contact

Joan Lee Berkman