Back by Popular Demand – BioNJ’s Inspiring Women in STEM Conference

BioNJ’s Second Annual Inspiring Women in STEM Conference
A Day of Inspiration, Learning and Professional Growth


Trenton, NJ (November 17, 2016) – BioNJ’s Second Annual Inspiring Women in STEM Conference, scheduled for Friday, December 2 at Sanofi, Bridgewater, NJ, will bring together professionals of all levels from the STEM community for an empowering professional development program. Created in response to the success of the first Inspiring Women in STEM Conference in 2015, the speaker roster features a stellar group of outstanding women who have traveled remarkable journeys. Through forward-thinking presentations, informative panel discussions, audience-participation exercises and fun networking activities, attendees will leave with valuable insights and actionable ideas to advance their Path to Power.


“From practical advice on effective ways to navigate your career to the opportunity to learn from the experiences of successful women, BioNJ’s Inspiring Women in STEM Conference is designed to encourage and support women involved in all aspects of STEM,” said BioNJ President and CEO Debbie Hart. “We are very proud of this year’s agenda covering important topics, such as Building a Culture of EmpowermentReclaiming your Woman Power with Grit and Courageous Leadership.”


A highlight of the day will include a Fireside Chat with Christi Shaw, former U.S. Country Head, President of Novartis Corporation and President of Novartis Pharmaceuticals. During this intimate conversation, Ms. Shaw will share insight into her courageous career change to take time off from her high-powered post to care for her sister in her battle with bone marrow cancer and share her views on an evolving landscape for women.


“Our diverse group of speakers, each offering unique perspectives and experiences, will ensure a robust discussion,” said Vicki Gaddy, Vice President, Talent Services, BioNJ. “And, each attendee will leave with a copy of positive psychology expert Caroline Adams Miller’s new book, Creating Your Best Life.”


Speakers include: Lynne Anderson, Esq., Drinker, Biddle & Reath; Saakshi Arora, Insmed Inc.; Jennifer Asay, Sanofi U.S.; Ester Banque, Novartis Pharmaceuticals; Caroline Dorsa, Retired, PSEG, Inc. and Merck & Co.; Elizabeth Garner, M.D., MPH, Agile Therapeutics; Debbie Hart, President & CEO, BioNJ; Kamala Maddali, DVM, Ph.D., Cancer Genetics, Inc.; Hilary Malone, Sanofi U.S.; Caroline Adams Miller, MAPP, Author, Speaker and Professional Coach; Maria Qadri, Ph.D. Candidate, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey; Amy Rudolph, Novartis Pharmaceuticals and Nicole Schaeffer, Insmed Inc.

The registration price for BioNJ Members and affiliated organizations is $375 and $445 for Future Members. Click here to register. For more information, visit or call (609) 890-3185.


About BioNJ

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