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Feb 5

Women & Hi Tech’s “Special Edition” Executive Women’s Forum Part II – A Double Whammy or Triple Threat: The Disparity of Diversity Amongst Women in STEM

Hosted by Women & Hi Tech

Event Details

Wednesday, February 5, 2020
1:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Barnes & Thornburg LLP
11 South Meridian Street , Indianapolis, IN 46204

Event Description

While the number and advancement of women in executive leadership is often tracked as a diversity metric for many STEM organizations, even among women, equal access to leadership opportunities is not always available. In some cases, access to societal advantages, such as leadership opportunities in the workplace, may be attributed to “privilege.” This interactive forum will feature diverse female leaders in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, Entrepreneurship, and Innovation/Intellectual Property to discuss the disparity of diversity and privilege that may exist amongst women in STEM. This session will also highlight how such disparities are present in both corporate and academic STEM environments and cultures. After unraveling this complex issue, the panelists will provide practical tips and tools for how YOU can make a difference and provide tangible deliverables to recruit, retain, and/or advance diverse female talent in your organization, company, academic institution, and/or small business.

Our moderator for this dynamic event will be Dawn Rosemond, Esq., Partner and Director of Diversity, Professional Development, and Inclusion at Barnes & Thornburg LLP. Dawn is also the author of a published book, Boss Presence. After delivering a powerful keynote address during the 2017 Fall Retreat at French Lick, Indiana and moderating this inaugural panel in 2018, Women & Hi Tech is so excited Dawn agreed to join us again to facilitate this special panel of esteemed female leaders to discuss the disparity of diversity amongst women in STEM.

To allow time to cover our robust content, establish meaningful connections, and solidify action items and takeaways, this event is being presented in an extended format as follows.

*1:30-2 pm - Registration

*2-2:30 pm - Welcome & Interactive Privilege Exercise

*2:30-4:30 pm - Panel Introductions and Discussion

*4:30-5:30 pm - Networking Reception with hors d’oeuvres and beverages


FREE for Women & Hi Tech Members; Non-members may purchase a ticket for $40