2017 Million Women Mentors Summit & Awards

ADVANCING THE MOVEMENT

National Press Club, Washington DC

October 23-24, 2017

MONDAY, OCTOBER 23

11:30AM 

REGISTRATION

Location: Outside Ballroom

12:30PM 

WELCOME LUNCH
Release of the 100 Corporate Women Leaders in STEM Publication

KEYNOTE ADDRESS

Megan Smith
Entrepreneur, Engineer, 3rd Chief Technology Officer, USA

Elaine Page
VP & Chief People Innovation Officer, Northwell Health

Location: Ballroom

1:45PM 

BREAK

2:00PM 

HOW EDUCATION PLAYS A ROLE IN CREATING SUSTAINABLE MENTORING PROGRAMS
Commitment, continuity and targeted implementation are vital to successful mentoring programs. In this interactive session, speakers will engage audience members in dialogue highlighting education’s role in effective and sustainable STEM mentoring programs.

Panelists:

Dr. Renetta Tull Director,
University Systems of Maryland

Beth Broome
Sr. Advisor to the Provost, STEM Strategies, UC Davis

Charmane Johnson
Director of Policy, Department of Defense

Moderated by:

Janine Ingram
Vice President, Social Impact
Partnerships, MIND Research Institute

Location: Conference Rooms

HOW TO BE A MENTOR
The Mentor 101 session will demonstrate the value of having meaningful mentoring relationships and how to ensure the relationships impactful through proper mentor training.

Presenters:

Meeta Sharma-Holt
Executive Director, Techbridge Girls

Alicia Lane
Director of Programs, Techbridge Girls

Location: Ballroom

HOW TO BUILD A CORPORATE MENTORING PROGRAM PART 1
Preparing corporate representatives to make the business case for STEM focused, corporate youth mentoring programs in alignment with business and community needs and goals. Participants will deep dive into program design and planning, leveraging tools and resources from MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership.

Facilitators:

Abigail Santner
Corporate Social Responsibility, Tata Consultancy Services

Kathleen Martinez
Sr. Director National Partnerships, BP

Dan Horgan
Senior Director, Corporate Engagement, MENTOR

Gabriela Gonzalez
Deputy Director, Intel

Location: Holeman Lounge

3:30PM 

BREAK

3:30PM 

EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP AS A KEY DRIVER OF WOMEN’S ADVANCEMENT IN THE WORKPLACE
There are plenty of benefits of having women in corporate leadership positions. From diversity of thought to better financial performance to more collaborative and empowered culture, there is no question that companies seeking a sustainable performance should have a strong focus on advancing women. However, only 5% of Fortune 500 companies have a female CEO and less than 20% of their board seats are filled with women. What do companies need to do in order to truly advance women to the top? What are some of the best practices and commitments from companies that have established a footprint to elevate female representation? What can we do to further advance the movement?

Panelists:

  • Deborah Rosado Shaw
    Chief Global Diversity & Engagement Officer,
    PepsiCo

    Rohini Anand
    Global Chief Diversity Officer,

    Sodexo Ray Dempsey, Jr.
    Chief Diversity Officer, BP

    Location: Ballroom

  • Anna Matuszewska, Ph.D.
    VP of Global Talent Management, Underwriters Laboratories (UL)

    Tonie Leatherberry
    President, Deloitte Foundation, Deloitte

    Moderated by:

    Patrice D’Eramo
    VP America’s Marketing & Communications, Cisco

4:45PM 

BREAK

5:00PM 

ADVANCING WOMEN IN TECH
As women are already becoming an instrumental part of the advancement of technology, it is important to make sure that they have a seat at the decision-making table when products and services are being created for consumers. The women in tech panel will include seasoned professionals who will discuss what they are doing now in their organization to ensure women are more included.

Panelists:

  • Meg Knauth
    Vice President, IT, Sprint

    Sondra Rivers
    Director, Credit Suisse

    Miray Pereira
    Field Engineering Program Manager,
    Dupont

    Location: Ballroom

  • Barb Bidan
    Vice President, Indeed

    Moderated by:

    Balaji Ganapathy
    Head of HR Workforce Readiness, TCS

6:00PM 8:00PM

  • NETWORKING RECEPTION

    Location: First Amendment & Holeman Lounge

  • Sponsored by: TiViTz

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 24

7:30AM 

REGISTRATION (if not done the day before)

8:00AM 

BREAKFAST: THE VALUE OF STEMCONNECTOR & THE UNVEILING OF A NEW PARTNERSHIP

Presented by:
Leslie Cruz
Chief Executive Officer, STEMconnector

Location: Ballroom

8:50AM 

PRESENTING MENTORING SUCCESS STORIES
Female students in the class of 2016 were significantly less likely than their male counterparts to report plans to pursue a college major or career in STEM (16% vs. 41%). However, more than 3 in 4 female students interested in a STEM career who also have mentors feel they will be successful in pursuing a career in STEM. Hear directly from mentors and mentees on their perspectives of the benefits of mentoring and the impact it has made on their lives. This session will give you valuable insights into the importance of mentoring, components of effective mentoring relationships and how mentoring impacts student success, leadership development and confidence.

Presenters:

Mary C. Jamison
Regional Clinical Director, Genesis Rehab Services

Ruth Burns
Director of Rehab, Genesis Rehab Services

Errika Mallett Moore
Executive Director, Technology Association of Georgia Education Collaborative / INROADS Alumna

Hannah Bills
INROADS Student

Moderated by:
Elizabeth Awad
National Youth Advocate

Location: Ballroom

9:40AM 

BREAK

9:50AM 

LESSONS FROM THE STATES
Learn how state leaders network, plan, develop, and share ideas to execute against MWM goals.

Panelists:

Amanda Svedarsky,
MWM – MN

Danielle Deveau-Sires
MWM – CA

Jenny Kopach / Margie Morris
MWM – IL

Moderated by:
Ronna-Renee Jackson
MWM – TN

Location: Conference Rooms

“A BALANCED EQUATION” SCREENING
Watch as 3 young women go on a road trip to talk to trailblazing women who are shaping the world with STEM. This documentary is presented by Roadtrip Nation. #WomenInSTEM

Facilitators:

Annie Mais
Senior Education Manager, Roadtrip Nation

Erin White
Sr. Director, Product Development & Research, STEMconnector

Regina Hall
Roadtripper

Joan Marsh
EVP, AT&T

Location: Ballroom

HOW TO BUILD A CORPORATE MENTORING PROGRAM PART 2
Preparing corporate representatives to implement effective employee engagement strategies focused on recruitment & retention of STEM mentors and to develop evaluation plans for STEM-focused, corporate youth mentoring programs. Participants will be equipped with resources from organizations such as MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership.

Facilitators:

Dan Horgan
Senior Director, Corporate Engagement, MENTOR

Dee Schneider
Director of Products & Consumer Insights, Deloitte

Tola Oyewole
Director, Cargill Foundation, Cargill

Melissa Sandlin
Manager of Corporate Citizenship,
Northrop Grumman

Location: Holeman Lounge

10:50AM 

BREAK

11:00AM 

KEYNOTE SPEECH
Governor Kim Reynolds
Iowa

Location: Ballroom

11:15AM 

IMPACTING STATES’ ECONOMIES THROUGH WOMEN IN STEM CAREERS

Governors, Lieutenant Governors, and prominent state business leaders discuss the importance of women and girls in STEM fields for meeting workforce needs, and the potential impact on state economies.

Panelists:

  • Gov. Kim Reynolds
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    Lt. Gov. Tim Griffin
    Arkansas

    Location: Ballroom

  • Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor
    Ohio

    Bradley Jackson
    President & CEO, TN Manufacturing Association

    Moderated by:

    Sheila Boyington
    National States Chair, MWM / President, Thinking Media/Learning Blade

12:00PM 

BREAK

12:30PM 

AWARDS LUNCHEON

  • Welcome
    Edie Fraser
    Chairman & Founder, STEMconnector

    MWM Highlights

    • Release of Women in Insurance White Paper
    • Girls in Robotics
    • Saluting our Global Partners
  • Sponsored by: Carnival Corporation
  • Performance
    Abiodun Koya, Gospel Singer & Poet

    Awards Ceremony

    Location: Ballroom

  • Sponsored by: Gloria Herndon, President & CEO, GB Global Group

2:30PM

Conclusion: Future of Million Women Mentors
Edie Fraser
Chairman & Founder, STEMconnector

Location: Ballroom