Day 1
November 20, 2019

9:00 - 9:15             WELCOME

Rita Colwell, PhD
President, Rosalind Franklin Society
Mary Ann Liebert
Founder, Rosalind Franklin Society

9:15 - 9:45

Tracy Richmond McKnight, PhD
Translating Science and Skill Sets into a
 Career of Purpose
Valerion Therapeutics, LLC

9:45 - 10:45

McNulty Foundation
Catalyzing Women's Leadership in STEM:
 What We’ve Learned


Aprile Age
McNulty Foundation
Executive Director

Paul Angiolillo, PhD
Saint Joseph's University
McNulty Scholars Program

Teresa Boyer, EdD
Villanova University
Anne Welsh McNulty Institute for Women's Leadership

Kelle Cruz, PhD
Hunter College
McNulty Scholars Program

10:45 - 11:15 Jennifer Shieh, PhD

How Your Science Can Save the World
Chief Scientist & Sr. Technology Policy Advisor
White House Office of Science & Technology Policy,
Investment and Innovation, US Small Business Administration

11:15 - 11:30      


11:30 - 12:00 National Academy of Sciences

Ann Merchant
More Than Journals
Deputy Executive Director, Science &
Entertainment Exchange

12:00 - 12:45

Susan Hockfield, PhD
The Age of Living Machines: How Biology
 Will Build the Next Technology Revolution

Past President, MIT

12:45 - 1:15


1:15 - 2:00 Awards

Reshma Shetty, PhD
Designing Biology
2019 Rosalind Franklin Award, BIO
Founder, Ginkgo Bioworks

Ellen Foxman, PhD, MD
Uncovering Natural Defenses in the Fight Against
 Respiratory Viruses
Levine Lab Laureate Award
Assistant Professor, Yale University

Ritu Raman, PhD
How I Learned to Build with Biology
Sartorius & Science Prize for Regenerative Medicine & Cell
Founder, WiSDM

2:00 - 2:30

Sam Smith
These Women Can: What’s Next for Women in the STEM Workplace
Global Vice President, Life Science & Healthcare

2:30 - 3:00

Susan Solomon
Getting to Even: Achieving Gender Parity in STEM
 in Our Lifetime
CEO, Founder

New York Stem Cell Foundation

3:00 - 3:15


3:15 - 3:45

Seema Kumar
Out of the Shadows - Honoring Hidden Heroes
 of Science
V.P. Innovation, Global Health & Policy Communications
Johnson & Johnson

3:45 - 4:15

Chris Dwan
Advocacy and Inclusion in the Enterprise:
 What Helps, What Hurts
Independent Consultant in life sciences

4:15 - 4:45

Erin O’Shea, PhD
Fix in the Environment: Culture Change
 in the Life Sciences
Howard Hughes Medical Institute

4:45 - 5:15

Margaret Foti, PhD, MD (hc)
Opportunities and Challenges in Cancer Research and the Important
 Contributions of Women to the Field

CEO, American Association for Cancer Research

5:15 - 5:45

Rachel Green, PhD
Colliding Ribosomes as an Integrator of Cytoplasmic
 Stress Responses
Distinguished Professor, Department of Biology
Johns Hopkins University

6:00 - 9:00

Wistar Reception & Presentation
Kathrin Jansen, PhD
SVP, Vaccine and Research Development
Iona Munjal, MD
Director of Clinical Research & Development

Day 2

November 21, 2019

8:45 - 9:00 WELCOME and RECAP

9:00 - 9:30

Shirley Malcom, PhD
Women into STEM: Time to Fix the System!
Head of Education & Human Resources Programs
American Association for the Advancement of Science;
SEA Change

9:30 - 10:00

Rhonda Davis
NSF's Role in Addressing Barriers that Impact the Entire Scientific
 Research Ecosystem
Head of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion
Office of the Director, National Science Foundation

10:00 - 10:30

Deanna Church, PhD
The Impact of Technology on our View of Biology
Senior Director of Applications, Inscripta

10:30 - 11:00

Stephen Ekker, PhD
Leader Launch at the Mayo Clinic
Dean, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
Mayo Clinic

11:00 - 11:15


11:15 - 11:45

Virginia M.Y. Lee, PhD
Transmission of Misfolded Proteins in Neurodegenerative Disorders:
 A Common Mechanism of Disease Progression
Breakthrough Prize 2020
Center for Neurodegenerative Disease
University of Pennsylvania

11:45 - 12:15

Beth Shelton
Innovative Benefits, Amazing Results
Girl Scouts of Greater Iowa

12:15 - 12:45

George Thibault, MD
Women in Academic Medicine
Past President
Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation

12:45 - 1:15

Alex Helman, PhD
Working to Prevent Sexual Harassment in
 Higher Education
Associate Program Officer
National Academies of Sciences

 1:15 LUNCH