MAY 8-11 | KAY BAILEY HUTCHISON CONVENTION CENTER DALLAS

Women and Diversity in Robotics

Tuesday, May 9 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM | Room C147/148/154

Join us for an innovative discussion forum and dedicated time of networking. This is an exclusive opportunity for you to join leaders in our community who are shaping the future of the industry as they address key issues of importance including:

  • Promoting STEM Opportunities for Girls and Young Women
  • Expanding Diversity in the Unmanned Arena
  • Youth Outreach: Inspiring Young People to Embrace Careers in Robotics
  • Achieving the Impossible: Work/Life Balance
  • Forcing Change By Being Your Own Boss
  • Challenges and Opportunities for Women in Engineering 
  • Starting Up in Unmanned 
  • Building Your Career in the Unmanned Systems Industry 
  • VCs, Angel Investing, And More: Navigating the Funding Maze

This forum will include the opportunity to meet with small groups for a moderated discussion on key areas of interest to in the unmanned systems and robotics communities. Discussions will take place for 15-minute intervals, and then groups will switch to meet and engage with new leaders on a different topic. You don't want to miss this unique opportunity to interact, engage and share your ideas!

 

SESSION MODERATOR

Sara Blackmer

Sara Blackmer
RAVE Computer

DISCUSSION LEADERS

Gretchen West

Gretchen West
Hogan Lovells

Dyan Gibbens

Dyan Gibbens
Trumbull Unmanned

Joyce Solomon

Joyce Solomon
Southern Nuclear

Abby Speicher

Abby Speicher
DARTdrones

Lea Freeman

Lea Freeman
Qualcomm Ventures

Helen Greiner

Helen Greiner
CyPhyWorks

Emily Avant

Emily Avant
Turner Broadcasting Company

Jennifer Player

Jennifer Player
Bihrle Applied Research, Inc.

Sabrina Saunders-Hodge

Sabrina Saunders-Hodge
Federal Aviation Administration

Janelle Curtis

Janelle Curtis
AUVSI Foundation


Session Topics

  • Carving Out a Place for Women in STEM – Emily Avant, Turner Broadcasting Company
  • VCs, Angel Investing, And More: Navigating the Funding Maze – Lea Freeman, Qualcomm Ventures
  • Promoting STEM Opportunities for Girls and Young Women – Dyan Gibbens, Trumbull Unmanned
  • Challenges and Opportunities for Women in Engineering – Jenifer Player, Bihrle Applied Research, Inc.
  • Opportunities for Women and Minorities in Government and Industry – Sabrina Saunders-Hodge, FAA
  • Expanding Diversity in a Technical World – Joyce Solomon, Southern Nuclear
  • Starting Up in Unmanned – Abby Speicher, DARTdrones
  • Building Your Career in the Unmanned Systems Industry – Gretchen West, Hogan Lovells
  • Youth Outreach: Inspiring Young People to Embrace Careers in Robotics – Janelle Curtis, AUVSI Foundation

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