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
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
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
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
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
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