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View/Download - The Center for Gender Equity in Science and
FORIMMEDIATERELEASE
WomenofColorSTEMEntrepreneurshipConferenceHighlightsInnovationsand
Achievements
TheCenterforGenderEquityinScienceandTechnologyatASUandtheNationalSTEM
CollaborativeishostingtheinauguralWomenofColorSTEMEntrepreneurship
ConferenceonMay20-22atArizonaStateUniversity.EntitledTheNewNormal:Women
ofColorInnovationsandAchievementsthroughSTEMEntrepreneurship,theconference
isapplyinganasset-buildingapproachbyhighlightingaccomplishmentsofgirlsand
womenfromdiversecommunitiesandbyencouragingacademicinstitutionsand
corporationstorecruitandretaingirlsandwomenofcolorinSTEMfields.
Theconferencewillfeaturekeynotespeakers,paneldiscussions,andinteractive
workshopsdesignedtofurtherengageparticipantsinentrepreneurshipeducationand
entrepreneurialopportunities.
Arosterofhighlyregardedleaderswillleadthedialogueaskeynotespeakersincluding
SandraBegay-Campbell,IndianEnergyLeadforSandiaLaboratories,KateGallego,Vice
MayoroftheCityofPhoenix,Col.LisaFirmin,AssociateProvostforDiversityand
InclusionattheUniversityofTexasatSanAntonio,JaimeCasap,ChiefEducation
EvangelistatGoogle,SharonWong,ActingDirectorofOfficeofPersonnel
Management’sOfficeofDiversity&Inclusion,andDr.AprilleEricsson,thefirstAfricanAmericanwomantoreceiveaPh.D.atNASA’sGoddardSpaceFlightCenter.
Theconferenceisco-hostedbytheCenterforGenderEquityinScienceandTechnology,
ArizonaStateUniversityandtheWhiteHouseInitiativeonAmericanIndianandAlaska
NativeEducation,theWhiteHouseInitiativeonAsianAmericansandPacificIslanders,
theWhiteHouseInitiativeonEducationalExcellenceforAfricanAmericans,theWhite
HouseInitiativeonEducationalExcellenceforHispanics,theWhiteHouseInitiativeon
HistoricallyBlackCollegesandUniversities,AnnaJuliaCooperCenteratWakeForest
University,OfficeofEntrepreneurship+InnovationatArizonaStateUniversity,Project
onRace&GenderinScience&MedicineattheHutchinsCenterforAfricanandAfrican
AmericanResearchatHarvardUniversity,andtheSchoolofEarthandSpaceExploration
atArizonaStateUniversity.
Formoreinformationandtoregister,visithttps://cgest.asu.edu/thenewnormal2016.To
availoftheearlybirdrate,pleaseregisterbyApril15.

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