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Women of Color in STEM Entrepreneurship Conference
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The conference is a collaborative effort to advocate for increased participation of women of color in entrepreneurship experiences and small business enterprise; to advance entrepreneurship education and entrepreneurial student engagement; and to transform the ways that entrepreneurship is viewed, taught and experienced in higher education.

5/20/2016 to 5/22/2016
When: 05/20/2016
3:00 PM
Where: ASU SkySong
1475 N Scottsdale Rd
Scottsdale, Arizona  85257
United States
Contact: Sharon Torres
(480) 727-9880

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The Center for Gender Equity in Science and Technology at ASU and the National STEM Collaborative is hosting the inaugural Women of Color STEM Entrepreneurship Conference on May 20-22 at Arizona State University. Entitled The New Normal: Women of Color Innovations and Achievements through STEM Entrepreneurship, the conference is applying an asset-building approach by highlighting accomplishments of girls and women from diverse communities and by encouraging academic institutions and corporations to recruit and retain girls and women of color in STEM fields.

The conference will feature keynote speakers, panel discussions, and interactive workshops designed to further engage participants in entrepreneurship education and entrepreneurial opportunities. 

A roster of highly regarded women leaders will lead the dialogue as keynote speakers including Dr. Christine K. Wilkinson, Senior Vice President and Secretary of Arizona State University, Angeles Valenciano, Chief Executive Office of the National Diversity Council, and Dr. Aprille Ericsson, the first African-American woman to receive a Ph.D. at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center.

The conference is co-hosted by the Center for Gender Equity in Science and Technology, Arizona State University and the White House Initiative on American Indian and Alaska Native Education, the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans, the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics, the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Anna Julia Cooper Center at Wake Forest University, Office of Entrepreneurship + Innovation at Arizona State University, Project on Race & Gender in Science & Medicine at the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research at Harvard University, and the School of Earth and Space Exploration at Arizona State University.


Early Bird: $75 for students; $175 for non-students (until April 15)

Regular Rates: $100 for students; $200 for non-students  


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