Women In STEM: Engineering the Path Forward

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Women In STEM Symposium

Welcome to an NYU Tandon Inaugural Symposium:
"Women in STEM: Engineering the Path Forward".

Thursday, September 27th
Pfizer Auditorium, 5 MetroTech Center, Brooklyn, NY 11201

Since its founding in 1854, NYU Tandon, formerly Brooklyn-Poly, has always been on the cutting edge of technology and innovation. The school, who's alum coined the phrase the 'American Dream',

that dream of a land in which life should be better and richer and fuller...a dream of social order in which each man and each woman shall be able to attain the fullest stature of which they are innately capable..."

is proud to have focused on diversity and specifically worked to create a gender neutral engineering school. This year's incoming class is 43% female, 20% higher than the national average.

With this as the backdrop, NYU Tandon is proud to host the 2018 Women's Symposium: Women in STEM: Engineering the Path Forward.

The Symposium will feature representatives from leading companies, venture capitalists, entrepreneurs, influential executives, and accomplished Tandon alumni. 

One highlight is sure to be the Town Hall, where teams of aspiring female entrepreneurs from Tandon will pitch their new businesses to participating venture capitalists, and opportunities for recruiting and networking will take place throughout the day.

The Symposium is supported by AT&T, IBM, Con Edison, Mastercard, JPMorgan Chase, and 3M, all actively committed to advancing women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.

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Welcome and Keynote Address

Jelena Kovacevic
Jelena Kovacevic

Dean, NYU Tandon School of Engineering

Marissa Shorenstein
Marissa Shorenstein

President, NE Region, AT&T

Panel One: Engineering 4.0

Kori Hale
Kori Hale (Moderator)

CEO and Co-Founder of CultureBanx

Anita Farrington
Anita Farrington (Intro)

Dean, Student Affairs, NYU Tandon

Kristen Titus
Kristen Titus

Chief Technology & Innovation Officer, New York State

Micheline Elias
Micheline Elias

Manager of Analytical Application, Collective[i]

Hope Barter
Hope Barter

Founding Principal, Energy Tech High School

Phyllis Frankl
Phyllis Frankl

Professor of Computer Science and Engineering, NYU Tandon

Panel Two: Engineering Intelligence

Sarah Beatty
Sarah Beatty (Moderator)

CEO, Green Depot

Elza Erkip
Elza Erkip (Intro)

Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering, NYU Tandon

Andrea Crawford
Andrea Crawford

Chief Technical Officer for DevOps, IBM Hybrid Cloud

Joan Jacobs
Joan Jacobs

Vice President, Learning & Inclusion, Con Edison

Jessica Turner
Jessica Turner

Executive Vice President, North American Digital Payments and Labs and Global Issuer Engagement, Mastercard

Veena Lakkundi
Veena Lakkundi

Chief Compliance Officer and Vice President, Compliance and Business Conduct, 3M

Danielle DiTalia
Danielle DiTalia

Managing Director, Digital Employee Experience Workforce Technology, JP Morgan Chase

Panel Three: Town Hall - "Show Her The Money"

Rikki Kleiman
Rikki Klieman (Moderator)

CBS News

Hahna Alexander
Hahna Alexander

CEO and Co-Founder, SolePower

Liz Hamburg
Liz Hamburg

Founder, Upstart Ventures

Ita Ekpoudom
Ita Ekpoudom

Partner, GingerBread Capital

Whitnie Narsis
Whitnie Narcisse

VP of Platform, First Round Capital

Beth Ferreira
Beth Ferreira

Managing Director, FirstMark Capital


Pfizer Auditorium Program: 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Closing Reception: 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
10:00-10:30 am

Registration / Continental Breakfast / Networking / Sponsor Tables Open

10:30-10:45 am 

Welcome: Dean Kovacevic

10:45-11:00 am

Keynote Address (Intro by Dede Bartlett and Amy Kopelan)
Marissa Shorenstein, President, NE Region, AT&T (Sponsored by AT&T)

11:00 am - 11:15 am

Morning Break / Networking (Sponsored by 3M)

11:15 am - 12:00 pm

Panel One: Engineering 4.0 (Schools and NYS Re-Wire for the Future!)
(Intro) Anita Farrington, Assoc Dean, Student Affairs, NYU Tandon
(Moderator: Kori Hale, Founder of CultureBanx)

Kristen Titus, Chief Technology Officer, New York State
Micheline Elias, Chief Engineer, Collective (i)
Hope Barter, Founding Principal, Energy Tech High School
Phyllis Frankl, Professor, NYU Tandon

12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

Panel Two: Engineering Intelligence (Companies Who Put STEM First!)
(Intro) Elza Erkip, Professor, NYU Tandon
(Moderator: Sarah Beatty, CEO Green Depot)

Andrea Martinez, IBM (Sponsored by IBM)
Joan Jacobs, VP Learning & Inclusion Con Edison (Sponsored by Con Edison)
Jessica Turner, EVP Global Customer Engagement, MasterCard
Veena Lakkundi, EVP & Chief Compliance Officer, 3M
Danielle DiTalia, Managing Director, Digital Experience Workforce Technology, JP Morgan Chase

1:15 pm - 3:00 pm

Lunch / Networking / Sponsor Recruitment* (Sponsored by MASTERCARD)
(Intro by Kimberly Peyton, MasterCard)

*Sponsor Recruitment Event available to NYU Registrants Only

3:00 pm - 4:30 pm 

Panel Three: Town Hall - "Show Her The Money"
(Funding Women Entrepreneurs and New Business Pitches) (Sponsored by JP Morgan Chase)
(Moderator: Rikki Klieman, CBS News)

Hahne Alexander, CEO Sole Power
Liz Hamburg, President, Upstart Ventures
Ita Ekpoudon, Partner, GingerBread Capital
Whitnie Narcisse, First Round Capital
Beth Ferreira, Managing Director, First Mark Capital

4:30 pm - 6:00 pm 

Closing Reception (Sponsored by IBM)
(Comments: IBM and Dede Thompson Bartlett)



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