Women's Innovator Conference


November 8, 2016


12:30pm to 6:00pm


McNamara Alumni Center University of Minnesota


The Women Innovators Conference is a professional development summit designed to help female innovators connect the dots between their ideas and making a positive, significant impact. This event will inspire, inform and connect women graduate students, faculty and business professionals in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine to strengthen and extend the diverse talent pool of women innovators in the Twin Cities.

The half-day program features a mix of talks, panel discussions and networking. Our goals are to:

  • Inspire: Speeches by highly accomplished women innovators and leaders.  The keynote address will be by a nonprofit leader whose successful career has promoted inclusion in the sciences and innovation.  The closing remarks will be from a top executive who parlayed her scientific training into business leadership.  Both will share their perspectives on what it takes to develop, encourage and support women innovators to achieve real-world impact. 
  • Inform:  What does it take to get from here to there?  During the breakout sessions, panelists will share their personal stories and advice.
  • Connect: Networking opportunities will be provided during breaks and a reception.  In addition, we’ll be using networking software that makes it easy for participants to find and communicate with each other both during and after the conference.  

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