Panel and Moderator - Pursuing Your Own Definition of SuccessInnovating for Impact

Thank you to our amazing speakers, panelists and participants at the 2018 Women Innovators Conference.  The next WIC will take place on November 13, 2019.

Click here to register for the 2019 conference: Women Innovators Conference 2019 Registration

The Women Innovators Conference is a professional development summit designed to help female innovators connect the dots between their ideas and achieving a positive, significant impact. This event will inspire, inform, and connect STEM-trained women students, faculty and business professionals to strengthen and extend the diverse talent pool of women innovators in the Twin Cities. 
The 2018 program began with a conversation with Margaret Anderson Kelliher, President & CEO - Minnesota High Tech Association and closed with a conversation with Lisa Lavin, Founder and CEO - Anser Innovation.  In between, panels of academic, business and nonprofit women leaders discussed:
Pursuing Your Own Definition of Success -- Succeeding in a Male-Dominated Field -- Communicating and Influencing 

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2018 Speakers and Panelists:  

Margaret Anderson Kelliher

Margaret Anderson Kelliher, CEO of the Minnesota High Tech Association

Beth Lindborg

Beth Lindborg, VP Operations at Synerfuse

Heather Gibbs

Heather Gibbs, Patent Engineer at Seager, Tufte, & Wickhem

Molly McCue

Molly McCue, UMN Professor of Veterinary Population Medicine

Pam York 

Pam York, Founder of Capita3 and Board Chair of CoreBiome

Diane Rucker

Diane Rucker, Executive Director at Unversity Enterprise Labs

Monica Villasenor

Monica Villasenor, Senior Project Engineer at Medtronic

Pat Dillon

Pat Dillon, Director at MN-SBIR and US Navy Reserve Commander (Ret.)

Allison Hubel

Alison Hubel, UMN Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Amy Moore

Amy Moore, Moore BioBusiness Consulting

Willow Nichols

Willow Nichols, Partner and Co-Founder at Victus Engineering

Lisa Lavin

Lisa Lavin, Founder and CEO of Anser Innovation

The Women Innovators Conference is powered by MIN-Corps. We develop talent and catalyze innovation commercialization across the University and State of Minnesota.