From the Bench to the Boardroom: A Discussion About Female Leadership in STEM

Carrie Jones, founder and principal, JPA Health   
LaVarne A. Burton, president and CEO, American Kidney Fund
Dawn Morton-Rias EdD, PAC, president and CEO, National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants
Jessica Grossman PhD, CEO, Medicines360

Over the past decade, women have experienced a push to get more involved in STEM. But a career in STEM might not look the same for everyone. In this panel, we’ll explore the different facets of a career in STEM through a robust discussion among female executives who made their way to STEM through leadership in healthcare. These women herald from a variety of backgrounds, including:

  • drug development
  • patient advocacy 
  • big data and informatics
  • education and entrepreneurship 

Learning objectives:

  1. Learn from women who made their way into STEM leadership positions and the work they’re doing to encourage the next generation of female leaders.
  2. Delve into the broadening definition of a career in STEM, understanding it can take many forms and can become a fit for women who have not typically gravitated toward science or healthcare.
  3. Share tips for encouraging girls and young women to pursue traditional and nontraditional paths toward healthcare leadership.